Place: Kfar Qatra – Mount Lebanon – Lebanon
Together with his wife he runs a vegan restaurant in the Lebanese mountain where they serve food made from the land they cultivate.
He is the main chef in the restaurant. With his wife they adapt Lebanese traditional recipes inherited from their parents and grandparents with the new vegetarian/veganism lifestyle.
|Recipe’s Personal Background||How did you learn this recipe?||He learnt it from her mother.|
|Is there some memory/historical event connected to this recipe?||No, there is no historical event connected to it.|
|Personal reference to tradition transmitted by relatives (preparing together, sharing, eating together etc.)?||Together with his wife, he believes that eating together transfers positive energy from one to the other.|
|Mediterranean Background||Any tradition this receipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?||This is a vegetarian version of a well known and appreciated traditional recipe “KebbehArnabyeh” where the lamb or cow meat is substituted by “vegetable meat”. The traditional KebbehArnabyeh (with meat) is eaten on occasions (familial or social gatherings) it is not a common daily meal.|
|Any Festivity this recipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?||_|
|Is your recipe connected to the territory you live in? Is it strictly linked to the specificity of the agricultural environment?||Yes, because bulgur is locally produced, and carrots are widely available.|
|Season (season this food is linked to)||Winter but not exclusively|
|Ingredient||Nutritional Importance||Health Benefits|
|Carrots||Rich in fibers, vitamins, and minerals.(A,B1,B6)||Protects eyesight and heart. Prevents constipation and promotes weight loss|
|Bulgur||Rich in fibers, good source of energy||Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect. Helps in digestion|
|Lemon and orange Juice||Rich in vitamin B and C||Protect the heart and reduce the risk of cancer. Anti-inflammatory effect|
|Is it suggested to eat this meal if you suffer from some disease? If yes, for which one?||No|
What is the primary base with which your food is prepared? Is this a derivative of oil or another base?
|What nutrition related illnesses or deficiencies are common in your area? Are there holistic or nutrition based remedies connected to these aliments?||No, there is no treatment based on this recipe.|