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!”

Atyr – Lebanese Simple Syrup {قطر}

This simple syrup is an essential component to almost all Arabic desserts, and has a distinct flavor due to the Rose & Blossom water.

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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: Keep your Faux-Jewellery Looking Like New

Have your fingers ever turned green from your costume jewellery? I know mine have. What about the rhinestones falling out, and making a perfectly beautiful accessory look instantly old? Here’s our fix to these problems: Clear Nail Polish! Continue reading “How to: Keep your Faux-Jewellery Looking Like New”

Welcome and why we chose to start this blog.

The Tabouli Bowl is here to bring you nutrition & lifestyle blogging from the perspective of five sisters.

A little more about why we started this blog:

Emma:

When I first got married, I thought I knew enough to cook and bake good Lebanese-fare without any help, but I soon learned that I was quite mistaken. While living at home it was easy to ask my mother about quantities, cooking times, procedures and all that, and I did not realize how much I relied on this quick tips from my mother being in the next room. I learned a lot while helping my mother prepare feasts on occasions and day to day meals. Apparently, no matter how much you know – unless you practice constantly you will need a written reference for future attempts. Eventually, you get the hang of it, and like any good chef or mother you learn the recipes and techniques by heart. I was lucky to grow up with a mother who taught me all I needed to know for when I would be on my own – and I could always call when I needed something. Sometimes said mother was busy, or at work so I would have to fend for myself. Now I have grown up in the “google everything” age, and I would do just that. However because some foods have Arabic titles/words I found little to no information about them. The foods that I did find were either a random recipe posted years ago – or very poorly written, with ingredients and steps missing. I used to think, “how great would it be if there was a website with all the Lebanese traditional recipes on it?” I won’t say I didn’t find attempts at those types of sites, but they were not easy to navigate or had recipes that called for ingredients that we do not use in our cooking.

From then, I began to keep text files on my computer with recipes and steps. I found my mother’s old notebook that she used to write recipes in that our grandmother taught her. It’s amazing how much historical importance and culture food can carry, isn’t it? You think it’s a simple recipe, but food is something that all humans need. Food is also something that is used in every culture to promote congregation and community. An old recipe handed down, withstanding the test of time. Anyways – I digress, back to why this blog was a good idea. It provides a quick reference to newly weds or young ladies, or even non-arabs…really anyone who want’s to cook Lebanese cuisine! There will also be tips that we find useful, and any other ideas we can think of.

We are aiming to include traditional Lebanese recipes, but more than that, because we are such a diverse family we decided to include lifestyle posts. Each one of us took a different path in life and thus have so many different ideas to offer! We hope we can also show you the nutritional aspects of Lebanese cuisine. We really just want to share what we love with the world. W

Hopefully our readers will enjoy the content and share it with friends & family to spread the word. Let us know how we are doing by leaving a comment on the post or on the Facebook Page or Twitter!

The First Day { Short Story }


Staring at the busy hustle and bustle of the university grounds Fatima came face to face with her worst enemy, new beginnings.  Continue reading “The First Day { Short Story }”

Tabouli

This recipe is particularly important because after all, the blog is named after it. Taboule, Tabbouleh or Tabouli…whatever you want to call it, is a salad originating from the Arab world, and depending where you go in the region the recipe differs a little bit in terms of ingredient ratios. It is, however, most predominant in Lebanon and parts of Syria. We bring you the Lebanese Tabouli, the one that we grew up with. Of course there was no recipe as most cooking is done by our mother using the “eye-balling” method but we finally nailed it down the way we like it.

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