Tabbouli / Tabouli / Tabbouleh Recipe

Here’s a very simple Tabbouleh Recipe with Batata ma3 Kizbra Recipe.   I can barely spell Tabbouleh so if I can make this recipe, you can too!  As is traditional in Lebanese cooking, this is typically made with “a bit of this…”  “some of that….”  “a pinch of this”  “a few of that….”  So I’ve tried to capture what was made in The Kitchen Beast‘s kitchen as best I can.  I bring you the Tabbouli Recipe.  (Shortcut because you should actually make the Tabbouleh Mix from scratch… but this works well too!)


1 cucumber
1/2 large sweet onion
6 large on the vine tomatoes
1/2 c. fresh basil
1/4 c. fresh mint
8 oz. fresh mozzarella
5-6 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
juice of 2 whole lemons
5-6 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
2 boxes of Near East Tabbouleh Mix

OPTIONAL: Serve atop Romaine Lettuce if you would like to make this into a salad


  1. Make the Near East Tabbouleh Mix as on the package.  Place in refrigerator to cool for 30 minutes.
  2. Finely (rough) chop the sweet onion, garlic, basil, mint, fresh mozzarella, and tomatoes and place them into your separate large salad bowl.  Largest bowl you have is always my choice!
  3. Juice all the fresh lemons and pour it over the mixture. Add olive oil, black pepper and salt in the mixture. Mix well.
  4. Take the Tabbouleh mix out of the refrigerator and combine with the above mixture.  Mix well.
  5. Place in refrigerator to cool for 15 minutes. (or longer)
  6. Serve and enjoy!  Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days.

This Tabbouleh was served with a side of Batata ma3 Kizbra (Potatoes and cilantro).   This was paired with a very delicious cocktail that I call “Cool As A Cucumber”.  It’s a light refreshing blend of fresh lemon, simple syrup and sliced cucumber and can be made with or without vodka.  (Cocktail or mocktail).

Phytopia Tranquility Essential Oil

I love essential oils. I have aromatherapy diffusers in most rooms in the house and absolutely love adding them to foot soaks and baths.  I had an opportunity to purchase this Phytopia Tranquility Essential Oil at a significant discount and I wanted to tell you my opinion on it.

First, it smells delicious.  Like a creamsicle.   A perfect blend of orange and vanilla and evokes an immediate relaxing calming.  Comes in a great gift bag and would be the perfect for anyone into aroma oils or relaxing in general!

This product is safe for pregnancy and children, as well as senior citizens.  It says, however, that you should NOT use it if you have low blood pressure.  Maybe it’s just too calming?  Store it in a cool dry place as you would with any oils (it’s in a dark boston style bottle which is goo!)

You can use this as a massage oil, apply it to your shoulders and neck, or add a few drops to your bath or make a bath bomb out of it. (that’s what I’m going to do next!)

It’s really a pretty nice smelling relaxation oil.  As the name implies, tranquility will be yours!

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Delicious Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil

If you’re looking for a delicious premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil – I had the opportunity to try this oil from Tutto Bella and it’s amazing! Great for making bread dipping oil or use on pasta or salads. It’s so good that you don’t even need to dress it up with anything!!!  3 different sizes and they pair it with their balsamic vinegar for an amazing combo!!! Makes a great gift too!!!!  AND YOU CAN GET A 30% OFF COUPON HERE: and see the listing on  — I’m going to be using this on New Years with toasted french bread … I CAN’T WAIT!!!

A sample of this olive oil was sent free or discounted to test out. My review of this is purely my decision.

Essential Oil Aromatherapy Nebulizer

I absolutely LOVE oil diffusers.. I used to love candles, but they are very expensive and dangerous with little ones. Aromatherapy oil diffusers work great, but you have to add water and change it every few days.

This oil NEBULIZER takes it to the next level!! No need to change water, easy to change scents, it has 4 settings – continuous spray, once every 10, 30 or 60 seconds. It’s small and compact – real glass so it doesn’t pick up the scent of the oil. This is NO JOKE. Very professional unit. Well worth the money!!

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MIUCOLOR Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser LED Aroma Ultrasonic Humidifier

I was able to purchase this at a significant discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. My words are my own, and I have absolutely no affiliation with the company whatsoever.

There’s tons of choices for aromatherapy essential oil diffusers, just look on amazon and you’ll find hundreds at least! Finding the “right one” is difficult, but I chose this one because it’s black and very different design from the rest.  (Why be the same as everyone else!?)  The black finish is really nice, compliments every decor from the traditional to modern.  You see it even looks great in my friend’s shoe kingdom (he has a lot of sneakers!)

The high/low function on this unit is really nice – some competitors only have on/off but you can leave this run all day at low (or even high) as it has a 300ml tank!  That’s big.

Adding a few drops (5-6) seems to be the magic number and you end up having wonderful fragrant air fill a medium to large sized room.  This pumps out aroma, for sure.  There may not be a ton of mist, but the aroma is there.  The light is warm and soothing, and it’s good that you can turn it off as well.

At it’s price point, it’s not the most expensive, and not the least – it’s the sweet spot, priced right – and the design and color are unique.  That’s this diffuser’s claim to fame!

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