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. 

Crispy Lamb Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Crispy Lamb Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Summer Salad Salads don’t have to be boring, especially when you have one loaded with tender, crispy American lamb. Loaded with Mediterranean flavor and flair including olives, feta, sweet dates, juicy summer tomatoes and topped with a creamy and tangy yogurt dressing. Let’s talk lamb 

Lebanese Spiced Rice – Hashweh

Lebanese Spiced Rice – Hashweh

Simple Dinners Dinner doesn’t have to be complicated or fussy. Simple ingredients like Laura’s Lean Ground Beef, rice and spices will create an authentic Lebanese meal that is simple enough for a weeknight dinner but elegant enough to serve to friends and family. You’ll be 

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 

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 

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 

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