Lebanese

Mediterranean Roast Lamb

Mediterranean Roast Lamb

In partnership with Le Creuset #calmkitchen I’m not sure I can think of lamb and Easter without being reminded of one of the funniest movies of all time, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. They go hand in hand! Am I right? Lamb is such a […]

Ka’ak el Eid

Ka’ak el Eid

Ka’ak el Eid are simple, ring-shaped cookies that are traditionally associated with Easter. Eid in Arabic translates to “holiday” and during the festive Easter celebrations, many desserts are prepared for Easter Sunday. As Catholic Lebanese, Easter season is celebrated heavily with fasting beginning on Ash […]

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 […]

Chicken and Rice Soup

Chicken and Rice Soup

For the longest time I can remember, soup has always been the essence of comfort food. Food to warm you up on a cold winter day or that special dish when you are sick. This Chicken and Rice soup with lemon is the soup you […]

Mujadara

Mujadara

When I was growing up I distinctly remember one of my brother’s friends loving a dish my mom made. A dish that frankly doesn’t look the most appetizing, it’s brown, smooth and pretty simple. He used to call it, Lentil Pudding. Truly, that is exactly […]

Tahini Breakfast Cookies

Tahini Breakfast Cookies

Cookies aren’t just for December! Oh yeah, I am totally bringing the “C” word in January! I know, I know, we’re all on a health kick, eating veggies, lean protein and and nothing else. But word to the wise, breakfast cookies are GOOD and good […]

Ma’amoul Cookies

Ma’amoul Cookies

Cookies of my Childhood When I think of home and my childhood, the scent of rose and orange blossom water linger in my mind. Those are the most distinct flavors and smells of most Middle Eastern desserts.  I can remember watching my mom in the […]

Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

I love salad, I truly do but when you pair salad with bread, it’s a combination that can’t be beat! We grew up eating this delicious salad, Fattoush. Spiced with sumac spice, crunchy bread and crunchy fresh vegetables it’s almost a meal on it’s own.  […]

Loobieh bi Zeit (Green Beans with Oil)

Loobieh bi Zeit (Green Beans with Oil)

Thank you Carapelli Olive Oil for sponsoring this post. For more information and a store locator, please visit CarapelliUSA.com and be sure to check out Carapelli‚Äôs social channels: Facebook and Instagram. Simple Times If I close my eyes and visualize my childhood it always, always […]

Date Rice Krispie Treats

Date Rice Krispie Treats

Date Rice Krispie Treats I know exactly what you’re thinking, why on Earth did you think it was a good idea to change a classic Rice Krispie treat? To be perfectly honest, I love rice krispie treats as much as my kids: sweet, gooey and […]