Tag: dinner

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 […]

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 […]

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup

I often sit and reminisce about the days of old, you know, back when I was younger which seems like AGES ago at this point in time. When did I get old exactly? Oh yeah, probably when I came to the realization that I became […]

Green Potato Soup

Green Potato Soup

Time Flies And just like that it’s 9:30. Happens so fast, this thing called time, one second we have plenty of it and the next it’s gone. I find myself using every ounce of precious time each day, from the time I wake up to […]

Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon

Living in the Pacific Northwest we become accustomed to certain things: coffee shops on every corner, farmer’s markets, artisanal cheeses, local beer and wine and one time a year amazing wild Alaskan salmon. My whole family waits all year for that window where wild Alaskan […]

Stuffed Rolled Grape Leaves (Warat Areesh)

Stuffed Rolled Grape Leaves (Warat Areesh)

Do you remember that part in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” where the kids are making fun of Tulla for eating moussaka? Well, I’m here to tell you that growing up in a Lebanese home and having a variety of ethnic food, I had moments […]

Spinach + Rice

Spinach + Rice

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 consists of Spinach […]

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

Ahhhhh…pizza! It’s really a dream food: cheese + carbs + toppings. No wonder 94% of Americans eat pizza regularly!!! I grew up eating pizza as my dad owned several pizza shops in the early years. His first shop was situated across the street from a […]

Kousa ~ Lebanese Stuffed Zucchini

Kousa ~ Lebanese Stuffed Zucchini

When I think back to my childhood food is always in the picture. My parents are hands down the BEST cooks out there, I kid you not! But as a kid, you don’t realize you’re getting a 5-star dining experience every night. Once I grew […]