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Fool: Fava Bean Dip

Sunday morning breakfast at my family’s house always includes this dish. It’s my father’s absolute favorite. Overtime I’ve grown to love this totally underrated dip…I think I even love it more than hummus! They layers of flavors that you get in fool are just too special and too satisfying.  Heads up, you’re generally going to see… Read More Fool: Fava Bean Dip

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Eid Cake Pops

Eid Al-Adha is right around the corner! Make it extra sweet with these adorable sheep cake pops. Don’t be intimidated by making cake pops. I have a few tips that my friend Hanadi has shared with me to insure that you don’t fail. The cake pops featured in this post are my 2nd attempt at… Read More Eid Cake Pops

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Nutella Banana Bread

If you love banana bread and you love Nutella, this is the recipe for you.  Ingredients: 3 extra-ripe bananas (the more brown they are the better) 3/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted) 2 eggs (room temperature) 2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon… Read More Nutella Banana Bread

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Shakshuka

I have such fond memories of eating Shakshuka with my late grandfather during my summers in Palestine. He used request that the shakshuka was made extra spicy. I found it pretty silly of him to make such a request, especially because it didn’t take long before his face would turn bright red from the heat and… Read More Shakshuka

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Seafood Paella

I recently took a trip to Spain and I made it a point to order Paella at almost every restaurant where it was served. It was my goal to truly get a feel for the dish and create my own version once I got home.  What makes Paella wonderful is the fact that it can truly… Read More Seafood Paella

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Rainbow Fattoush

Here’s a twist on traditional Fattoush Salad.  Ingredients: Cherry tomatoes Red Onion Cucumber Radishes Sweet mini peppers or red/yellow/orange bell pepper Fresh mint leaves Jalapeño (optional) Salt (to taste) Sumac (to taste) Olive Oil Lemon Pomegranate Molasses (Can be found at a local Mediterranean or Middle Eastern store.) Pita Bread Vegetable Oil   Step 1:… Read More Rainbow Fattoush