Spicy Lebanese Potatoes (Batata Harra)

Spicy Lebanese Potatoes (Batata Harra)

Potatoes are a huge part of the Lebanese diet. As with many foods from the various regions – taking simple ingredients and transforming them with bold flavor is the main goal. These Spicy Lebanese Potatoes – called Batata Harra in Arabic, which literally translates to 

Lebanese Fatayer

Lebanese Fatayer

Spinach and Meat Pies I have been wanting to create this post for a long time now. One of the most memorable foods of my childhood are Fatayer. Fatayer are savory pies, the most common varieties include spinach, meat and cheese. Truly, my father is 

Holiday Maker Gift Guide

Holiday Maker Gift Guide

Tillamook Farm-Owned Co-Op This time of year is so magical and finding the perfect gifts to show your love, gratitude and appreciation is high on the list. I’m thrilled to be partnering with Tillamook this holiday season to honor different makers that have devoted their 

Homemade Za’atar Spice Crackers

Homemade Za’atar Spice Crackers

Za’atar Spice Za’atar spice is one of the most aromatic and versatile spices of the Middle East. It has become very mainstream in the United States and a variety of blends can be found in Middle Eastern stores and even traditional grocery stores these days. 

Creamy Hummus

Creamy Hummus

Naturally vegan + gluten free Stop what you are doing right this second and grab a bag of garbanzo beans and take them for a soak! Seriously, you NEED to make this hummus right away and you will thank me. I have strived to get 

Copycat Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Copycat Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Orzo Salad

As a busy mom of 3 (plus husband) there are many, many times when lunch for myself is non-existent or something on the go. I make a lot of trips to Trader Joe’s, if you’re lucky enough to live near one, I’m sure you know 

Easy Bacon Smashed Potatoes

Easy Bacon Smashed Potatoes

Never Too Many Potatoes I don’t think any dinner party would be upset with too many potatoes, do you? Especially if they are drizzled with amazing olive oil, cheese, bacon and herbs! A super simple and absolutely tasty side dish. I’m so happy to partner 

Mushroom Tart

Mushroom Tart

River City Shiitake I had the incredible pleasure of visiting River City Shiitake here in Portland, OR with my friends from New Seasons Market. Mary, the lead mushroom cultivator at River City Shiitake shares her experience of pressing her own “blocks” to grow some of 

Lebanese Street Fries

Lebanese Street Fries

What’s better than french fries? Definitely Lebanese Street Fries! Lining the streets of Beirut, you’ll find shop after shop selling street food. Mostly anything and everything that is doughy or pita bread filled with delicious sweet and savory foods. From manakeesh (za’atar bread), jibon (cheese 

French Niçoise Summer Salad

French Niçoise Summer Salad

Say it with me, “nee-SWAZ” , how many of you knew that? I admit that up until a few years ago I completely butchered the pronunciation of this popular French salad. Niçoise Salad is a salad that originated in Nice, France. With it’s beautiful colors,