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Spicy Lebanese Potatoes (Batata Harra)

Spicy Lebanese Potatoes (Batata Harra)

Potatoes are a huge part of the Lebanese diet. As with many foods from the various regions – taking simple ingredients and transforming them with bold flavor is the main goal. These Spicy Lebanese Potatoes – called Batata Harra in Arabic, which literally translates to 

Lebanese Fatayer

Lebanese Fatayer

Spinach and Meat Pies I have been wanting to create this post for a long time now. One of the most memorable foods of my childhood are Fatayer. Fatayer are savory pies, the most common varieties include spinach, meat and cheese. Truly, my father is 

Pasta Aglio e Olio with Tomatoes (Fried Garlic and Red Pepper Olive Oil Pasta)

Pasta Aglio e Olio with Tomatoes (Fried Garlic and Red Pepper Olive Oil Pasta)

Easy Pasta Recipe These times call for simple recipes and comfort food. This is not the time to worry about shedding those extra pounds. Although, I will say I’ve been working out and walking more than normal. It’s become a priority to leave the house 

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 

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

  February. I don’t know about you but by this time of year I’m ready for sunshine and rainbows again. Nothing cheers me up more than a bag of citrus. Oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, blood oranges and of course lemons are in abundance right now. I 

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 

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