Last hour Thanksgiving ideas

November 24, 2010  •  Category:


Light but filling, this couscous lined with zucchini will complement a roasted turkey.

For the recipe, click here.

Baba Ghannouj or eggplant dip can be prepared in less than ten minutes (if you use my speedy method).

For complete instructions, click here.

Comfort food straight from Lebanese mountain villages, this bulgur, green beans and squash casserole can be prepared in less than half an hour.

For instructions, click here.

A sweet and tangy dessert bar studded with cranberries made in minutes in a food processor.

An American twist on a Lebanese classic.

For complete instructions, click here.


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  1. FOODESSA says:

    Joumana…these are some pretty awesome presentation ideas…will steal at least one from you for my upcoming potluck get together ;o)

    BTW…the zucchini dish turned out superb.

    Ciao for now and have a great Holiday celebration,

  2. doggybloggy says:

    the couscous and zucchini looks great – I love this idea!

  3. 5 Star Foodie says:

    These are awesome ideas, the couscous lined with zucchini looks so pretty!

  4. T.W. Barritt says:

    Joumana – the zucchini and couscous is like a lovely Charlotte – excellent! Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

  5. dana says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Joumana! I hope you will have a wonderful holiday. On my to-do list for tomorrow is the eggplant moussaka. My Spanish friend had it once at our place and loved it and now she is demanding it for Thanksgiving dinner’-). I will be using your recipe tonight to make it ahead of time.

  6. vegetarianirvana says:

    You are such a prolific poster and every post is so interesting. You have the gift of being a talented cook and a writer. Happy Holiday season.

  7. Christine @ Fresh says:

    These are great ideas for some quick fixes over Thanksgiving.

  8. Diane says:

    Some fantastic ideas here and all pretty simple, that is the way that I like them. Thanks for these. Diane

  9. Karen says:

    Beautiful! I love the first one, such gorgeous presentation.

  10. Katerina says:

    Great ideas for a different Thanksgiving table. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  11. SYLVIA says:

    Joumana, thanks for all the smiles you’ve brought at my table, what you give is noticed and appreciated more than you know, you’re such a special mentor. God Bless you and your loved ones.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    XOXO Sylvia

  12. Mari's Cakes says:

    Wonderful ideas, they all looks delicious. The couscous with zucchini must be extremely delicious. I loved the idea.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Louise says:

    Hi Joumana! Everything sounds so scrumptious. Your Thanksgiving Ideas are worthy of their very own cookbook.

    Thank you so much for sharing…

    Happy Turkey Day!!!

  14. Amanda says:

    Brilliant presentation ideas, Joumana! I especially like the eggplant!

  15. Hélène (Cannes) says:

    Toutes ces idées sont délicieuses … A cette heure encore bien matinale, c’est ton dernier dessert que je goûterais bien … Bon, je pense que durant le week end, je le goûterai vraiment ! ;o)

  16. Chiara says:

    I love the little cranberry dessert… so clever!

  17. Joanne says:

    All of your dishes are always SO impressive! Love these.

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  18. Alice says:

    These look like lovely vegetarian recipes for any celebration. My mouth is watering over the thought of the baba ganoush!

  19. Zara says:

    Omg, I love these recipes beforehand!:) Beautiful images, especially on the first “green cake” and Baba Ghannouj:) Have a very Happy Thanksgiving, Joumana!

  20. Faith says:

    Wonderful ideas, Joumana! I really love those cranberry-studded bars — I think I may make them today! Hope you and your family had a happy Thanksgiving!

  21. Bria @ West of Persi says:

    Beautiful dishes, dear. You are so inspiring. Hope you had a lovely holiday.

  22. torviewtoronto says:

    delicious presentation lovely ideas
    thank you for the comment
    cooking with sealed dough gives beautiful aroma when you open doesn’t it

  23. Krista says:

    WOW!! The couscous dish is stunning, Joumana! 🙂 What a gorgeous way to present it. 🙂

  24. Magic of Spice says:

    wow, this ouscous lined with zucchini is stunning…more delightful
    dishes for the season 🙂

  25. Velva says:

    These are awesome ideas for the Thanksgiving table. As always, beautiful.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


  26. Doc says:

    I didn’t think it was possible but reading your posts just made me hungry all over again. What a collection of outstaning ideas-I absolutely love how you served the eggplant. I’m coming over for Thanksgiving at your place next year!
    Great job,

  27. Lentil Breakdown says:

    I love your eggplant filled with the baba ganoush. Would have never thought of that presentation. Had such a great time meeting you. I hope we can do it again!

  28. Foodycat says:

    Those cranberry semolina bars look wonderful, Joumana!

  29. Damaris @Kitchen Cor says:

    at first I thought it was pickles. i’m glad it’s not 🙂

    your recipes look so healthy and so colorful. I love them.

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