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Mujadara – Lentils and Rice

Lentils and rice. Rice and lentils. It’s simple, it’s meatless, it’s packed with protein and it’s DELICIOUS. Whenever Mama was running low on kitchen supplies, Mujadara came to the rescue. Let’s just say that Arabs always have lentils and they always have rice in the cupboard. Ingredients: 1 cup brown or green lentils 2 cups… Read More Mujadara – Lentils and Rice

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Nutella French Toast

Okay…so this is more of a dessert than it is a breakfast. But honestly, it’s worth the insane number of calories. NO REGRETS PEOPLE. NO REGRETS.  Ingredients: 1 loaf brioche bread (or bread of choice, Challah would work well too!) 1/4 cup milk 2 eggs 1/2 – 1 vanilla bean 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon… Read More Nutella French Toast

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Freekeh Soup

Freekeh (When you pronounce it, just say “freak” and say “eh” like a Canadian). This green wheat has similar consistency to barley or even bulgar. And turns out it’s quite good for you! Freekeh helps weight loss, it helps your bowl system, and is also a “low carb food”. Yay!  I’ve been eating Freekeh all… Read More Freekeh Soup

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Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup

Serves 4-5 people Ingredients: 1 large chicken breast or 2 small chicken breasts 3 cloves garlic, whole 1 medium-sized onion 1 celery stalk 1 medium-sized onion (Yes, a second onion) 1/2 – 1 jalapeño, sliced 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro 1 green bell pepper 1/2 colored bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange…you can also use mini… Read More Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup

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Musakhan

Growing up, Musakhan in its traditional form was a MAJOR treat. Whenever we’d ask my mama if she could make it, she’d reply, “Wallah, I would love to, but it’s just too much work.” By “too much work”, she was referring to making Taboon bread from scratch. Traditional Taboon bread is a flatbread baked in an… Read More Musakhan

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Rosewater Lemonade

Honestly, I didn’t think lemonade could get any better. I don’t think I’ll ever make it without rosewater ever again.  Ingredients:  1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 6 cups of water 2/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon rosewater   Step 1: In a medium saucepan, combine 2/3 sugar and 2 cups of water over medium heat. Once… Read More Rosewater Lemonade

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Tahini Salad

Every Ramadan for as long as I can remember, this salad has been an iftar MUST. Whether we were having a full blown traditional Palestinian meal, or throwing together a BBQ, this salad made it’s appearance on a nightly basis.  But of course, even when Ramadan is over, Tahini Salad is still a popular dish… Read More Tahini Salad