Chicken Shawarma, Beef Artichoke Stew, Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pistachios… from the host of the critically acclaimed Fit Chef Show Laziez (How Delicious) comes this cookbook filled with healthy but easy to prepare Middle Eastern recipes. The dishes featured are a collection of the author’s family traditional Middle Eastern food recipes as well as his own experience at culinary school in Los Angeles, where he developed his signature style for a healthy Middle Eastern diet – a nutritious meal plan that has since not only been his secret to a great body but has enabled many of his personal training clients to lose weight and is a wonderful resource for families that want to eat fresh, fast and healthy. Though the words “organic”, “bio” or “sustainable” were unknown to Nader’s family in Syria, his mom’s cooking approach qualified on all counts as all dishes were prepared with fresh produce, ingredients from the local markets and authentic spices from the region like Sumac and Cinnamon. No longer considered exotic–all the essential ingredients for Middle Eastern Cuisine and a Mediterranean diet are now readily available in supermarkets in the US, providing cooks with the necessary tools to recreate the flavors of the region in our own homes. “Healthy Recipes for Middle Eastern Food” will explain you how to do exactly that with simple and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, often using healthier ingredients and time-saving methods without ever sacrificing any of the extraordinary flavor, freshness and texture that distinguish the cooking of this part of the world. But as a personal trainer, culinary chef and nutritional specialist, Nader won’t leave you there. Unlike many of the conventional Mediterranean food or Middle Eastern recipe books, “Healthy Recipes for a Middle Eastern Food” looks at authentic dishes, spices and herbs from a nutritional point of view, describing the health benefits of each ingredient and thus providing you with all the necessary background information for a healthy lifestyle.