Lebanese

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

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 kitchen before all holidays […]

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 […]

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 […]

Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma

Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma

One of my fondest memories as a kid was my first trip to Lebanon. So many new people, places and things to see and do. I was about 12 years old and I remember my mom being terrified that after all the years of speaking […]

Lebanese Sfouf Cake

Lebanese Sfouf Cake

There is something about the smell of Lebanese desserts that just whisk me away to my childhood. Rose water, orange blossom water, anise, mahlab, those are the most intoxicating smells. So much so, that the second my son walked in the door from school today, […]

Mezze ~ Mediterranean Charcuterie Board

Mezze ~ Mediterranean Charcuterie Board

It’s been over 20 years since I have made a trip to Lebanon to visit family. Yikes! I didn’t realize how long it had been until I calculated the years. Kind of like me thinking 30 years ago was in the 70s, but actually it […]

Creamy Hummus

Creamy Hummus

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 the super creamy hummus many, […]