Jordan’s National and Iconic Dish- Mansaf!

Sometimes, a dish can be so legendary it can create a party atmosphere in and of itself. One iconic dish in this category is Mansaf! This  regal dish of turmeric rice and delicate bread is topped with tender lamb, crunchy toasted nuts, and a rich yogurt sauce. This dish has been the centerpiece of countless…… Continue reading Jordan’s National and Iconic Dish- Mansaf!

My Machos Bring All the Boys to the Yard…

As first generation Americans, my siblings and I were not exposed to nachos until we saw everyone eating them at a middle school sports rally. Like most children, we didn’t really have high culinary standards, so salty, crunchy chips drowning in a fake cheesy sauce hooked us immediately. In high school, we looked forward to…… Continue reading My Machos Bring All the Boys to the Yard…

A BOWL of CHICKEN SOUP COMFORT to EAT ALL WINTER! PALESTINIAN MAFTOUL

My favorite indoor respite from the rain, bone chilling wind, and dark leafless trees of winter, is a warm bowl of chicken soup. I love closing my kitchen doors to sequester the spicy aroma and comforting simmer of a particularly hearty soup called Maftoul. Maftoul is the Palestinian equivalent to chicken noodle soup. From the…… Continue reading A BOWL of CHICKEN SOUP COMFORT to EAT ALL WINTER! PALESTINIAN MAFTOUL

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!

Shortcut Palestinian Musakhan Rolls- On the Go!

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!

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

Our Favorite Family Egg Breakfast: Batata o Baid

Hello My Friends,  Today’s post is about simple comfort food, especially for breakfast. This is the kind of breakfast which will fill your home with the most beautiful scent, waking up the family with the anticipation of love on a plate. Who needs an alarm clock when you get a whiff of fried potatoes and…… Continue reading Our Favorite Family Egg Breakfast: Batata o Baid