Thanksgiving Recipes to the Rescue!

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!

My Favorite Mediterranean Salad-Perfect for Winter!

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!

My First Reaction Video-On the Mediterranean Diet

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

What I Eat In A Day – Mediterranean & Pumpkin Spice Edition!

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!

Jaw Dropping Ingredients in Rotisserie Chickens-A Review of the Best and Worst!

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!

Drink Like An Egyptian Pharoah: HIBISCUS LEMONADE – an Appetite Suppressant!

We can learn a lot from ancient civilizations, as they intuitively knew that food and drink can have dual medicinal values, and the Pharaohs of Egypt were no exception. Hibiscus tea, otherwise known as Karkadé, was the preferred drink of the pharaohs, and the popularity of this beverage continues to this day. Karkadé is actually…… Continue reading Drink Like An Egyptian Pharoah: HIBISCUS LEMONADE – an Appetite Suppressant!

My Second Gut Health Test Results-And How to Spot Food Scams…

Along with promoting a mediterranean/ middle eastern diet, I love to share tools I discover that help in overall health and wellness. A few months ago I shared with you the results of an at home gut health test I took by Ombre Labs. I had been experiencing fatigue and a weight loss plateau in…… Continue reading My Second Gut Health Test Results-And How to Spot Food Scams…

Why I Never Complained about Eating Green Beans

There is a subset of society that truly loathes green beans, and  I can understand why. Whether their exposure to mushy tasteless green beans came from a can, or they bit into tough and stringy beans the consistency of hay, I truly feel their pain. But you can enjoy this vegetable without an ounce of…… Continue reading Why I Never Complained about Eating Green Beans

The Recourceful Zucchini Mediterranean Tart

I learned the art of repurposing food at a very young age. As a 10 year old, I watched with wonder how the chefs on  America’s Test Kitchen turned black bananas into a beautiful and moist banana bread. Growing up with immigrant parents, banana bread was just not a thing, so I made my first…… Continue reading The Recourceful Zucchini Mediterranean Tart

Halawet El Jibn: An Iconic Syrian Dessert for My Baba’s Bday!

It all began in the 1870s with a sweets vendor in Hama Syria. The patriarch of the Salloura family figured out a way to make sweet cheese pancakes rolled around sweet cream, called Halawet El Jibn, which in Arabic means “sweetness of the cheese.”  The cheese rolls were scented with rose or orange blossom, then doused…… Continue reading Halawet El Jibn: An Iconic Syrian Dessert for My Baba’s Bday!