Baked Kafta with Potatoes (Kafta Bi-Siniyeh)

Baked Kafta with Potatoes (Kafta Bi-Siniyeh)

Simple meals One of the first dishes I mastered as a young aspiring home cook is kafta. Kafta is a seasoned meat, kind of like an elevated hamburger. Tomato, parsley, onion and warm spices give these patties their unique flavor and moist texture. Baked kafta…

Pasta Aglio e Olio with Tomatoes (Fried Garlic and Red Pepper Olive Oil Pasta)

Pasta Aglio e Olio with Tomatoes (Fried Garlic and Red Pepper Olive Oil Pasta)

Easy Pasta Recipe These times call for simple recipes and comfort food. This is not the time to worry about shedding those extra pounds. Although, I will say I’ve been working out and walking more than normal. It’s become a priority to leave the house…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

If this quarantine has taught us anything, it’s that patience is a virtue. And even better, I’m learning that so many of you are cooking more and more these days. Getting into the kitchen to cook or bake is so exciting!! My goal is to…

Fasolia bi Lahme (Middle Eastern Lamb and Bean Stew)

Fasolia bi Lahme (Middle Eastern Lamb and Bean Stew)

Favorite Meal Fasolia bil Lahme is one of the most popular Lebanese dishes, Fasolia bi Lahme literally translates to beans with meat. It’s a staple dish among households all over the Middle East and my favorite way to make it is using fresh, quality American…

Sumac Citrus Cod with Couscous

Sumac Citrus Cod with Couscous

While the weather may be gloomy and rainy here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s also a time to rejoice for the incredible citrus we get to enjoy this time of year. I am always thrilled to partner with my local friends at New Seasons Market…

Lebanese Spinach and Beef Stew (Sabanegh be-riz)

Lebanese Spinach and Beef Stew (Sabanegh be-riz)

Kid friendly meal When you ask your 9 year old what their favorite meal is, do they come back telling you something with vegetables? Well, my 9 year old will tell you time and time again that her favorite meal is a Lebanese dish that…

Macaroni B’halib (macaroni and cheese)

Macaroni B’halib (macaroni and cheese)

Favorite kid meal Before I even begin, let me start by telling you that this meal is my absolute go-to meal when I want to be sure my kids eat! Not pizza, not burgers but Macaroni B’halib which literally translates to macaroni in milk in…

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…

Lamb Skewers with Hummus

Lamb Skewers with Hummus

Holiday Mini Lamb Skewers Mini Lamb Skewers with hummus and parsley onion salad makes a perfect appetizer, especially during the holiday season. I love bringing a little of my own culture and heritage into any meal I prepare. Lamb is a huge part of Lebanese…

Lamb Sfeeha

Lamb Sfeeha

Street Food Some of the best pleasures are simple ones, including incredible street food. Lebanon is filled with some of the most amazing cuisine around the world but often times it’s the street food that really hits home. Sfeeha is a variation of a meat…