Course: Side Dish

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. …

Lebanese Cauliflower Bites ~ Arnabeet

Lebanese Cauliflower Bites ~ Arnabeet

  There are days I can’t remember where I put my keys or what I ate for breakfast. Is it the 3 kids that made me lose my memory or just getting older? I’m not sure but I do know that there are some memories…

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’s social channels: Facebook and Instagram. Simple Times If I close my eyes and visualize my childhood it always, always…

Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving

The Story of Thanksgiving 16 years ago I took a leap of faith and changed my life. I uprooted my entire life, family and friends to move across the United States. It was one of the bravest and scariest things I have ever done. With…

Mediterranean Rice Salad

Mediterranean Rice Salad

One of my all-time favorite salads is fattoush. Fattoush is a Lebanese salad that is loaded with veggies, boasts a lemony flavor and the pièce de résistance, toasted pita bread! The problem with fattoush is shortly after the salad is made, the bread gets soggy and…

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

  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…

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…

Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad

Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad

When Rebecca from Square Meal Round Table invited me to collaborate on their 4th ingredient collaboration, carrots, I was totally on board and knew that I wanted to take the delicious sweet carrot and pack a bit of punch to it. I’m joined by many…

Twisted Mashed Potatoes

Twisted Mashed Potatoes

Conferences. Today I spent the morning learning about my three little munchkins. It’s hard to believe I have a 4th grader, a 2nd grader and kindergartner. I really look forward to their yearly conferences, sadly it’s only once a year now but nonetheless, I love…

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…