Cucumber Mint Yogurt

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Cucumber Mint Yogurt captures the freshness of summer so simply it’s perfection. This yogurt marries nicely with many Lebanese dishes or can be savored as an afternoon snack for both adults and kids alike.

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Namoora {نمورة}

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Namoura cake is one of the easier, simpler, less time consuming Lebanese dessert recipes. With very few ingredients and short prep time, this is one of the desserts you make when crave something sweet but your time is tight. This egg-less cake is sweetened with Atyr syrup warm from the oven. Continue reading “Namoora {نمورة}”

Batata Harra {بطاطا حرة}

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Batata harra, Lebanese style, is a spiced potatoes dish often served as a side.  Over time we started to make this dish more family friendly by omitting the cayenne pepper.  Batta harra takes your average potato dish and gives it a new level of flavor and freshness. Continue reading “Batata Harra {بطاطا حرة}”

Samke Harra {سمكة حرة}

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Samke Harra or spicy fish, is a Lebanese seafood dish traditionally made with white fleshed fish. We like to prepare it with Salmon but every once in awhile we go full traditional. Originating in the coastal towns of Sarafand and Khayzaran as well as the rocky shores of Jbail (Byblos) . This dish is excellent for family gatherings or special events. We like to serve it with a side of rice and Batata Harra (spicy potatoes).

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Date stuffed brioche { بريوش بالتمر}

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Always baked fresh and available along the boardwalks and bike carts zipping through the town at sunset, date stuffed brioche is a favorite evening snack among the people of Lebanon. Growing up, we didn’t have to wait for a trip to Lebanon to enjoy this satisfying treat. Continue reading “Date stuffed brioche { بريوش بالتمر}”

Meghli {مغلي}

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Meghli pudding is a light and satisfying Lebanese rice pudding that has a rich cinnamon flavor. As a bonus, this pudding is gluten-free and dairy free! Traditionally, Meghli is made with the birth of a baby to serve to guests, but more importantly, for the new mom to eat as the spices in the pudding coupled with the nuts that it is topped with are thought to help bring in a moms milk! This pudding’s name literally translates to ‘boil’ because of the length of time that is required for it to boil before it is ready to serve.  Of course around here we don’t wait for a newborn to enjoy Meghli. We love having it year round!

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