Tag: summer

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Instagram Break

Instagram Break

We ate a lot of ice cream, everyday from my dad’s shop, Faouzi’s Talk of the Town.  So I took a break… I could very easily go into a Ross + Rachel analogy, but I’ll spare you and just chat about my Instagram break.  Day […]

Frozen Spicy Mango Margarita

Frozen Spicy Mango Margarita

Margarita Week Besides the sunshine and warmer weather coming making it’s appearance, it’s MARGARITA WEEK! Leave it to a huge group of bloggers to celebrate in style with endless margarita recipes from drinks to desserts to snacks! A huge thank you to Kate Ramos of […]

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Is it finally spring? There are days I wake up and walk outside and it feels as though winter is still lingering. But today, today was 80 degrees, and tomorrow and the next day. I think we have finally jumped over the hump and spring […]

Chocolate Olive Oil Cookies

Chocolate Olive Oil Cookies

There are some things that you just fall in love with. Cute babies, fresh flowers, the smell of a fresh rain, new shoes and these cookies! Seriously, you will fall in love with these cookies because they are soft, chewy and have such a depth […]

Mini Banana Walnut Muffins

Mini Banana Walnut Muffins

Anyone who has been to my house or has seen pictures on my Instagram stories can attest to the fact that I ALWAYS have bananas turning on my counter! I buy the bananas, the children say they’ll eat the bananas but then two days later […]

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 […]

Peaches & Cream Tart

Peaches & Cream Tart

It’s been a while friends, I’ve been back east spending time with my family and celebrating my sister as she recently got married. Many of you probably saw the million desserts and some pictures of her special day. Besides my own wedding (coming up on […]