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…

Namoura (Syrup-Soaked Farina Cake)

Namoura (Syrup-Soaked Farina Cake)

Perfect Holiday Dessert For as long as I can remember my mom always made the most incredible Lebanese sweets. She was especially skillful at making baklawa, ma’amoul and one of my all time favorites, namoura! Almost every Lebanese dessert begins with the most fragrant essences:…

Tahini Pinwheel Cookies

Tahini Pinwheel Cookies

Cookie Season I must say this time of year gets a bit stressful. But there is always time for cookies, am I right? Searching for the best cookies can be a tiresome task. Whether thinking about making a cookie box or just a lovely tray…

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…

Everyday Roasted Chicken

Everyday Roasted Chicken

September Hustle Every year about this time, myself and probably the majority of parents get completely overwhelmed! September! The time when school begins, activities resume, every school event from Open House to picture day is scheduled. One of the most important, but probably the last…

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…

Lebanese Potato Salad

Lebanese Potato Salad

Block Party Celebrations, gatherings and feasts. All three of these have one thing in common: friends and family. There is always a time in our lives when we are planning the next event, the next celebration or the next meal to share with friends. It…

Toum – Lebanese Garlic Sauce

Toum – Lebanese Garlic Sauce

The only sauce you’ll ever need! Before I started this blog, heck before I started cooking, Toum has been a vital part of my life. Toum (toum translates to garlic in Arabic) is the mayo to your burger, the ranch dressing to your chicken, truly…

Mediterranean Lamb Bowls

Mediterranean Lamb Bowls

These ground lamb bowls are such a simple and fun addition to any weeknight menu. Many people are intimidated by cooking with lamb, but it’s truly just as easy as any other protein. Lamb creates such a depth to meals that many other proteins simply…

Apricot Shortbread Bars

Apricot Shortbread Bars

I grew up surrounded in a home where fresh fruit was typically our dessert on a daily basis. But whenever my mom did bake, the scent of rose water and orange blossom water filled the air. Apricots were a fruit that we snacked on plenty…