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, 

Fasolia bi Zeit (Beans with Olive Oil)

Fasolia bi Zeit (Beans with Olive Oil)

Our big family lunches were never complete without a spread of food. Loobieh, fattoush, shawarma, grape leaves, hummus, labneh, baba ganoush…you name it and it was there! Our family always appeared wealthy and we truly were, we were wealthy in family and food. My parents 

Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie Board

The ultimate party showstopper, the Charcuterie Board! I have hosted many parties in my 39 years of life. In the past few years, my dinner party skills have definitely improved. But all in all, you put out some type of cheeseboard and your dinner guests 

Onion Tart

Onion Tart

Simple. Elegant. Sometimes I struggle to find just the right dish for a brunch or appetizer for a party. How many hummus platters can I truly make? You know? This time of year I really, really start to miss summer, especially summer produce. Fresh plucked