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The Iraqi Family Cookbook

The Iraqi Family Cookbook
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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Recipes for Lent

During this time of the year Christians observe Lent, and abstain from all animal, and dairy products. However, fish is allowed, and canned tuna and sardines are consumed.
Our meatless menu includes fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts, jams and pickles, and a variety of breads, and halva.
The recipes are economical, delicious, and easy to prepare. You can enjoy them throughout the year.

Vegetarian Zucchini
You can use yellow squash for this recipe too.
4-5 zucchinis
1 large onion, sliced
4 cloves of garlic, sliced
1 large tomato, diced
1 (8 oz can) tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
½ tsp black pepper or Arabian spice
¼ cup olive oil
Rinse the zucchinis and place in a colander. Peel the zucchinis and slice them in ½ inch slices.
Heat the oil in a deep sauté pan. Add the onions and garlic and stir for 5 minutes. Arrange the tomato slices on top of the onions. Sprinkle the salt and spices.
Add a layer of zucchinis and pour the tomato sauce over it.
 Pour a cup of water over the zucchinis and bring to boil, covered.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes until the zucchinis are tender.
Serve with white plain rice.