Happy Thanksgiving Dear Friends! It fills my heart to see all kinds of school and work holiday parties return after too long of a hiatus! To get into the festivities, I have a fun segment for you today, featuring my “Mama Vera.” For those of you that have followed our show for a while, you…… Continue reading Mama Vera Makes a Comback-with Decor on a Budget!
Hello Friends! Well here we are. It felt like yesterday was Halloween, and literally next week is Thanksgiving! Why does the holiday season swoop in so quickly like this every year? Whether Thanksgiving is at your house, or you are bringing a dish to a potluck, or even thinking about how to use those turkey…… Continue reading Thanksgiving Recipes to the Rescue!
Hello Friends, Just an update that you can catch me this week on “California Live” on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 15 and 16 between 11:30-12:00 pm on all NBC California stations! I will be sharing some special Thanksgiving stories and recipes to inspire you this holiday season. Speaking of Thanksgiving, today I am have posted…… Continue reading My Favorite Mediterranean Salad-Perfect for Winter!
Greetings Friends, Just wanted you to be the first to know that there are going to be some fun changes around here! While I will continue to post unique recipes on YouTube from my kitchen (in fact I have a fun one coming up next Saturday) there will be a sprinkling of great videos from…… Continue reading This Paella Shook My World
Hello Friends! I thought I would mix things up a bit to do a reaction video to a popular YouTuber named Beatrice Caruso, a lovely young woman who has documented her weight loss journey from week to week on video. I never heard of her before, until she decided to test out the Mediterranean diet…… Continue reading My First Reaction Video-On the Mediterranean Diet
Hello Friends, Due to the popularity of my previous “What I Eat in a Day on the Mediterranean Diet” videos, I have decided to upload a brand new one! This time I show how I meal prep for a typical busy day when I work at NBC. I thought it would be fun to show…… Continue reading What I Eat In A Day – Mediterranean & Pumpkin Spice Edition!
Did you ever make brownies according to the package, then get dissappointed that an itty bitty 1 inch piece is 150 calories? Who could honestly eat that little and be satisfied, especially when that piece is loaded with sugar and no protein? I have been making these 40 calorie brownies for years now, and I…… Continue reading Ever Wanted to Eat A Whole Pan of Brownies?
While many people enjoy middle eastern food, many find cooking this cuisine at home daunting or intimidating. Even today’s young Arab generation they cannot fathom that they can cook as well as their parents and grandparents, preferring takeout instead. Some think the meals are far too complicated or time consuming, with barely any time to shop,…… Continue reading Shortcut Palestinian Musakhan Rolls- On the Go!
Greetings Friends, Do I have a special blog today! Last weekend we celebrated the 100th birthday of my grandmother Dalal, otherwise known as “Sito Dalal.” She was born in September 15, 1922, then got married in 1944. My grandparents decided to move out of Palestine after the war in 1948, and waited to move legally…… Continue reading My Big G’s (Grandma) 100 Year Birthday Bash!
Hello Friends! I have a departure from the normal recipe blog today, to take you on a shopping excursion with me as I rate rotisserie chickens! While these chickens are so convenient and come in handy for a quick meal, no two are created equal. Since these chickens are eaten so often, it’s worth taking…… Continue reading Jaw Dropping Ingredients in Rotisserie Chickens-A Review of the Best and Worst!