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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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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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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Yellow Cake – Sfouf {صفوف} (Egg Free)

Sfouf literally means “rows” in Arabic, so why is this cake called sfouf? Beats us! This cake gets it’s beautiful yellow color from the all natural spice known as Turmeric. Turmeric has been proven to have numerous health benefits and people are scrambling these days to incorporate this spice into their cooking. Turmeric has been shown to have a wide range of antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antimutagenic, anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, it is so beneficial we had to write a whole article about it! Click here for the full read. We are proud to present to you one of the many ways you can use Turmeric in your home!

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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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