1. In a large sauté pan, heat the oil and sauté the onions until tender. Add the garlic, green beans, 7-spice powder, and cinnamon. Stir in 2 cups water, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
2. Add the tomatoes, and bring the Loubi to a boil while adjusting the salt. Reduce the heat to medium low, and let it cook for 30 minutes.
3. Serve warm over rice, or cold with a side of pita bread.
Originating from a Lebanese family, Karimah Omar Nabulsi immigrated to the United States in the late seventies, and brought with her a love and passion for delicious Middle East cooking. Middle Eastern style cooking has been a part of Karimah’s life since her early childhood. Upon her family’s arrival in the United States, Karimah’s parents opened an authentic Middle Eastern restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska, in which Karimah played a large role in running the restaurant alongside her parents.
In October of 2010, Karimah started her own catering business, Karimah’s Kitchen, featuring a full catering service. Karimah’s Kitchen offers authentic Lebanese cuisine made with local New Hampshire produce.