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!

I Got My Gut Health Tested-the Results Shocked Me!

Hello Friends, Hope you are all doing well amidst the chaos that surrounds us. When I feel like everything is spiraling out of control, the one thing I try to maintain is my health. I feel I can handle anything if my health is in top tip shape. If you have been following my work…… Continue reading I Got My Gut Health Tested-the Results Shocked Me!

4 ANCIENT BEAUTY PRODUCTS FROM THE KITCHEN

When people think of Arab beauty, they might think of kohl lined almond eyes, thick lush hair, high cheekbones, full lips, and flawless glowing skin. Arab women  have had many years to practice, as their beauty regimens have evolved for centuries since 3500 BC, even  before the time of Cleopatra and Nefertiti.  While today’s beauty products are…… Continue reading 4 ANCIENT BEAUTY PRODUCTS FROM THE KITCHEN

AUTHENTIC YEMENI COFFEE & CUISINE- TRAVEL VLOG PART 2

Thanks to all of you that wrote about how you enjoyed the first travel vlog to Dearborn Michigan! Some of you said that it was too short, lucky for you there is a part two, and this one focuses mainly on the cuisine of Yemen. I have wanted to cover Yemen’s culinary contribution for so…… Continue reading AUTHENTIC YEMENI COFFEE & CUISINE- TRAVEL VLOG PART 2

The Decadent Arab Food Vlog from Dearborn Michigan!

Happy New Year Friends! How have you all been? It has been an extra chilly winter here in California so I have been making a different soup every week, using whatever seasonal produce I can find from the farmer’s market. For those of you that live in California, I will be on NBC’s California Live…… Continue reading The Decadent Arab Food Vlog from Dearborn Michigan!

A Food Oasis and Staycation Getaway: The Middle Eastern Market

As many people have scaled back their travel plans this summer and staycations become the norm, ethnic food markets provide an oasis of adventure and tastes without the need to travel to other countries. Middle Eastern markets in particular offer a kaleidoscope of foodstuffs from Qatar, Lebanon and Bahrain to Morocco, Palestine and Egypt and…… Continue reading A Food Oasis and Staycation Getaway: The Middle Eastern Market

Horrific Crimes Against Hummus…

Okay, I know I am exaggerating with this title, but maybe not. Recently I decided to do a video on hummus taste testing with my mother, frankly out of morbid curiosity. You see, when you grow up eating homemade hummus all your life, way before it’s considered trendy, you don’t really feel the need to…… Continue reading Horrific Crimes Against Hummus…

Lebanese Ready Made Food Goes Mainstream

Hi Feast in the Middle East Family! In my last blog I discussed the proliferation of Arab delicacies in Trader Joes, from kibbeh to kunafe. In this blog, I want to focus on how smaller niche companies like Cortas are bringing ready made Arab food into the mainstream. I want to preface that this isn’t…… Continue reading Lebanese Ready Made Food Goes Mainstream

Kibbeh is Now In Trader Joes?! What the…

As a child growing up in the United States, there were very few middle eastern restaurants, except for a couple of quality falafel shops. Hummus wasn’t even considered cool then, just some creamy beige paste my parents slathered on my pita sandwiches to the shock and horror of my classmates. Fast forward a few decades…… Continue reading Kibbeh is Now In Trader Joes?! What the…

I Tried 6 Egg Substitutes And Here is What Happened…

You asked, and I listened–many of you have written to me asking, “What can I use instead of eggs for baking?” While eggs have been the gold standard for baking cakes and muffins, in the modern world of veganism, allergies, and just recently food shortages, I thought it was important to find the best egg…… Continue reading I Tried 6 Egg Substitutes And Here is What Happened…