Well, today’s post is an outcome of necessity.  I am a retail real estate investment professional by day at Colliers International.  This weekend, I will be hosting the real estate team I lead at my house for a holiday party.  I have to have a theme.  That theme will be Middle Eastern food hence, this is the Friday Five – Middle Eastern addition.  So this post is designed to give me ideas.  I hope that you can use them as well.

We begin this post with a unique appetizer called Spinach and Feta Borek from Fool Proof Living.

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This next offering is really unique and cool.  It is called a Kunefe (Turkish Cheese Pastry) from Tara’s Multicultural Table.

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We need some Middle Eastern crackers to go with our appetizer.  These crackers are known as Lavash and this recipe was created by Turntable Kitchen.

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If you are looking for more of a lunch dish, try these Healthy Chicken Kabobs from Nom Nom Eater’s Digest.

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Moving to the main course, here is a dish that most of us had not seen – Chicken Machboos from The Daring Gourmet.

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We need a vegetable to go with our main course and my family loves the Middle Eastern Bread Salad known as a Fattoush Salad  presented here by Season With Spice.

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To finish our meal, we need a sweet.  This recipe is a Halvah Chocolate Brownie from Taste of Beirut.

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