Ramadan Kareem / Eid Mubarak Party Decor – FREE downloable

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Our sister Emma, who runs Path of Light Designs has designed some cute and modern Ramadan and Eid downloadable party decor. It features a white backdrop with cute black polka dots and gold glitter text!

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Ramadan Kareem!

Ramadan is one of the Holy Months in the Hijri (Lunar) Calendar in Islam. During this time Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, and we mark the end with the celebration of Eid Al-Fitr (Literally means to break fast). During this time we will be releasing a few recipes that are healthy and delicious, which are perfect to have for Iftar (breaking the fast). Traditionally, one should break their fast on a Date, and then continue to have their prepared meal. Continue reading “Ramadan Kareem!”

Basic Dough Recipe {عجين}

This dough recipe is good for any Lebanese appetizer/pies that requires dough. Including but not limited to meat pies, spinach pies, cheese pies, za’atar pies and even pizza!

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Lazy Hummus {5 Minute Recipe}

Now that school’s back on, you don’t have all the time in the world. Here’s a quick pictorial on making hummus in your food processor! Who doesn’t love a one-bowl recipe and easy clean up?

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DIY: Party Poms/Tissue Paper Flower Balls {Party Decor}

How cute are these party poms? I’ve seen them all over the craft world, but never known how to make them. I thought I’d give it a go so that I could have some awesome decor for my upcoming dinner and they turned out awesome!

I experimented with different sizes, but I personally like the medium size best – it’s not too big (approx 12-13 inches), and it fluffs up really nice. You can use any type of string to hang the poms, a lot of crafters like to use clear cord so that it doesn’t show; I opted for the jute twine. I love it too much.

Here’s a step by step pictorial on how to make these poms that can spice up any party decor – guaranteed.

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DIY Home Made, All Natural Face Mask {Cinnamon, Honey & Nutmeg}

What better way to calm your skin and feel refreshed than by getting a facial? Here’s a recipe for a super simple face mask made with all natural ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now. The spices in this mask give your face a deep cleanse and leave you feeling radiant.

Our nephew had quite the scare when he emerged from his makeshift tent in the living room to find his aunts with this mask on. We’d advise you keep any kids from finding you with a mask, or at least warn them ahead of time 😛

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How to make the best Hummus {Lebanese Style}

Hummus is the arabic word for Chickpeas, or Garbanzo beans. Hummus is traditionally eaten in all parts of the Arab world, and each region makes it a little differently. This is the Lebanese style hummus that we grew up eating, usually with pita bread. Have you ever had a hummus sandwhich? Cause if you haven’t you are missing out – big time. Hummus was definitely not popular as we were growing up, but now you find people eating hummus with everything, and you find it everywhere! You could pretty much walk into any grocery store and buy some hummus, but it probably won’t be as good as this recipe. Actually we’re confident it won’t, because nothing beats home made. Also, packaged hummus doesn’t taste anything like the hummus we know.
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10 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Chickpeas {Nutrition}

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Delicious Low Fat Banana Bread

I’ve been using this banana bread recipe for a few years now, and it never, EVER, fails me! It is very low in added fat and sugar, the sweetness of the banana is enough. It is relatively quick and easy, and comes out tasting fantastic anytime. What could be better? Well, I’ll tell you, you can make many variations to alter it to your taste such as adding walnuts (like I do), or chocolate chips, or even raisins if you so choose. Happy Baking!
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How to: Preserve Bananas & Strawberries

Tip: When they’re about to go bad, cut up Bananas into even sized pieces and spread them out on a flat surface (we used a cutting board, but a plastic tray works well too). Put this in the freezer and when they are frozen or near frozen (about 1 to 2 hours depending on your freezer), put them all in a bag a ziplock freezer bag. Always freeze fruits individually and then put them together so they don’t freeze into one big chunk. These come in handy for healthy smoothies and baking. You can even do this with fresh Bananas!

Tip: When Banana’s turn dark because they are super ripe, throw the whole Banana (peel and all) into the freezer. The darker the Banana, the sweeter it is! These are perfect for baking sugar-free or low-sugar desserts because the sweetness of the Banana compensates for the lack of refined sugar in the recipe. We like this method for our delicious low-fat Banana bread.

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