No-Bake Chocolate, Strawberry and Cream Trifle

Last Friday night we were having some friends over for dinner. I had to work during the day and wouldn’t get home before 5:30 – 6pm. My husband had to stay late at work so I couldn’t count on him for much help. I had planned to make mushroom risotto, a green salad and cheesy…

Spinach & Walnut Pesto

It’s 8 in the morning. It’s cold and I can see the Beirut traffic from my bedroom window. I just don’t feel like leaving the comfort of my PJs and my house. I text my boss that I’m working from home for the day. I put on my worn out comfy home sweater (doesn’t everyone…

Healthy Savory Pancakes

My husband does not have a sweet tooth. He would happily skip dessert for an extra serving of the savory meal. So every time I suggest pancakes for breakfast, he kinda shuts me down. The whole pancakes with maple syrup is just too sweet for him. So we usually resort to crepes as a compromise,…

Vegetarian Enchiladas

My favorite foods have bold spices and flavors and colors. So it’s no wonder that Mexican cuisine is a regular at our house. In addition to the exciting flavors, I really appreciate how it often uses simple accessible ingredients and cooking techniques. I’ve made this enchilada recipe so many times and I’ve tried it with…

Sweet Potato and Fish Tagine

When it comes to food, I get bored very easily. So I’m always on the lookout for new cuisines and flavors to try. If the TV remote is my hands, you can bet that I’m tuning in to the cooking channel. While watching, I stumbled on this recipe on a show called Bill’s Kitchen for…

Cooking on a Budget: Top Ten Tips

Food has got to be my biggest expense. More than clothes, more than home ware, more than gadgets.. What can I say? It’s what I enjoy the most! However, more often than not I am on a budget #onabudget Who can relate? So I’m sharing some of my top tips to reduce your food expenses:…

Vegetarian Shish Barak

Shish Barak is a traditional Lebanese dish, although it exists in other countries as well. So I am not 100% sure of where it started exactly. The original recipe consists of small meat dumplings (shaped like a tarboush -or traditional hat- as my niece would say) in a warm yogurt sauce. There are generally two…

Fish with Crispy Topping and Pea Mash

I try to stick to the “have fish once a week” rule, a tradition I inherited from my mother. Usually that means fillet, because who has time for de-boning? So I’m always trying to figure out interesting ways to cook it and different flavors to try. This weekend, I baked my fish with a flavorful…

Pumpkin Soup

Up until this year, I had never cooked with pumpkins. Growing up, the only dish I knew was pumpkin kebbeh, which is a vegetarian version of meat kebbeh, and I wasn’t such a big fan.  Come autumn this year, I was bombarded with pumpkin pictures on Instagram. So I decided to give it a try,…

Next Level Broccoli Soup

The weather is starting to get colder around here. It’s our first autumn in our new house. We have a big window in our living area overlooking the city, which makes the view of the clouds in this time of year very picturesque.  We are both winter people. As soon as the first rain hit…