Bringing My French Cooking Class to YOU!

Hello Friends! With restaurant prices rising to insane levels in my neighborhood, I have resorted to making more fancy restaurant favorites at home. My favorite Japanese nabeyaki udon (soup with noodles, veg, and protien) at a nearby restaurant used to cost me $17 last year–this year the cost climbed to a whopping $27! For a…… Continue reading Bringing My French Cooking Class to YOU!

This New “Meat” From Korea Is a Game Changer!

When I learned that Kim Kardashian was going to be the spokesperson for Beyond Meat I was appalled!  Frankly you cannot pay me enough to push such a horrible tasting and toxic product, full of synthetic glyphosate doused seed oils, not to mention the smell and taste of cat food (not that I have tasted…… Continue reading This New “Meat” From Korea Is a Game Changer!

2 Minute Tiramisu & Pick the Best Summer Corn!

Hello Friends, This week I have a sort of cuinary hodgepodge for you, a couple of short videos that capture a summer vibe. First up…summer corn! My favorite memory as a child visiting the middle east during the summers, was getting fresh corn dripping in butter wrapped in newspaper. Don’t ask me why they wrapped…… Continue reading 2 Minute Tiramisu & Pick the Best Summer Corn!

4 Cool Things I Had To Try in Paris Before Leaving…

Hope you are all enjoying the beginning of summer! I just released part two of my travelog in Paris, and this time I wanted to include experiences that are most definitely off the beaten path.  I loathe being in a swarm of tourists with a checkbox of places everyone else is flocking to at the…… Continue reading 4 Cool Things I Had To Try in Paris Before Leaving…

What I Ate in Day in Paris-The City of Contradictions

Hello Friends! So I just returned from Paris, France, and it is just as beautiful and lively as I remembered from many years ago. This is a city where flowers, wine and cheese are abundant and cheap, steamy PDA is still on display at the city parks instead of getting a room, and people dance…… Continue reading What I Ate in Day in Paris-The City of Contradictions

Manifesting Your Goals with a FREE Masterclass

Hello Dear Friends, Hope you are all doing well! I wanted to share some uplifting information with you today for those of you that feel you are stuck in a rut, which is totally understandable considering the madness we have been through the past 2 years. Perhaps you quit a job or a project, or…… Continue reading Manifesting Your Goals with a FREE Masterclass

Mediterranean Lentil Soup to the Rescue!

While this food shortage is making me more nervous by the day, there is one thing I do know. The people of my culture have been resilient throughout the ages despite war, famine, poverty, and forced expulsion. I credit one food for helping them get through all of these challenges,and that food is the lowly…… Continue reading Mediterranean Lentil Soup to the Rescue!

Sage Tea Benefits+ Other Fair Trade Goodies from PalBox!

Hello Friends hope you are doing well! This week I have a short and sweet episode on one of life’s simple pleasures, sage tea. I think tea is so underrated, as each kind of herbal tea has a unique set of health benefits, and sage is no exception.  Here in the states people only seem…… Continue reading Sage Tea Benefits+ Other Fair Trade Goodies from PalBox!

Sharing My Viral Fattoush Recipe with NBC!

As April has been officially recognized as Arab American Heritage Month, Arab Americans are flooding social media with their favorite family recipes, from overfilled shawarma wraps and crispy falafel, to artistic hummus plates and buttery baklava. I was excited to be featured on NBC’s “California Live” this week to share one of my own favorite…… Continue reading Sharing My Viral Fattoush Recipe with NBC!

The Mysterious Simnel Cake…

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you would know that I love food stories, because I find that the most iconic dishes tend to have an interesting legend or history behind them. Today’s intriguing recipe is no exception. In looking for Easter dessert ideas, I stumbled upon the Simnel Cake, and my…… Continue reading The Mysterious Simnel Cake…