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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 

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: 

Lebanese Garlic Sauce – Best Toum Recipe

Lebanese Garlic Sauce – Best Toum Recipe

What is Toum 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 and ultimately the 

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 

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 

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