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!

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

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!

The Street Food That Will Take Over the World

Hello Dear Friends, How is your summer going? Hopefully you are all making the most of it despite the constant dystopian headlines that have been dominating the news cycle of late. I have been busy working outside of YouTube, writing newspaper articles and wearing my network television hat again. This time I am thrilled to…… Continue reading The Street Food That Will Take Over the World

My Childhood Fav! Arab Style Cauliflower Fritters

With a wide variety of vegetable “nuggets” proliferating in supermarkets, I can’t help but think of the old school, traditional cauliflower fritters of my childhood. These fritters are the Palestinian version of vegetable nuggets, made by hand lovingly by my great Auntie Bahia. The Arabic term for these fritters is “Em Shaat.” While this makes…… Continue reading My Childhood Fav! Arab Style Cauliflower Fritters

2 Mediterranean Summer Apps – 3 Minutes Each!

You know it’s summer when those bland, pale, and tasteless strawberries of winter get replaced with those sultry, red sweet berries of summer on supermarket shelves. If you get your berries at the farmer’s market, expect another level of peak flavor and ripeness. I often get so excited I end up buying too much, because…… Continue reading 2 Mediterranean Summer Apps – 3 Minutes Each!

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!

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…

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!