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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…

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

Many years ago, BC (before children) I had the glorious pleasure of visiting the southern most point in the US, Key West! The hubs and I drank cocktails while we walked around the city, swam in a black bottom pool (super cool), hung out at…

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…

Lamb Kofta Burgers with Sumac Yogurt Sauce

Lamb Kofta Burgers with Sumac Yogurt Sauce

In partnership with New Seasons Market Melding Cultures The best part of growing up with a strong Lebanese background is food, of course! I didn’t grow up in Lebanon or really spend very much time there as a child, but my family always taught me…

French Niçoise Summer Salad

French Niçoise Summer Salad

Say it with me, “nee-SWAZ” , how many of you knew that? I admit that up until a few years ago I completely butchered the pronunciation of this popular French salad. Niçoise Salad is a salad that originated in Nice, France. With it’s beautiful colors,…

Best Pizza Sauce

Best Pizza Sauce

In partnership with Pomi Tomatoes #pomitomatoes One of the most memorable things about my childhood had to be growing up with a pizza shop in the family. My dad owned a few shops during my younger years and it was AMAZING! Pizza, grinders and hoagies…

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…