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Mediterranean Overnight Oats

Mediterranean Overnight Oats

Are you the type of person who always skips breakfast? Or, maybe you go for the sugary cereals instead? Allow me to introduce you to my current favorite healthy breakfast. The best part is that you can  enjoy it without feeling guilty!

Bone Broth 101

Bone Broth 101

Why make bone broth? Well, for starters, it’s easy to make, relatively cheap, and chock full of health benefits. I realize that for some of you, it may seem like too much of a hassle in today’s fast-paced world. But please stick around, I’m going […]

Bean and Lamb Stew (Masheh)

Bean and Lamb Stew (Masheh)

When I was younger, one of my favorite foods was this bean and lamb stew, known as “masheh” in Assyrian. I can still remember coming home from school and trying to guess what was for dinner based on the aroma coming from the kitchen. I […]

Creamy Coconut Rice

Creamy Coconut Rice

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, maybe you’ve noticed that I LOVE rice! If I was going to be stranded on an island (and didn’t care about gaining weight) rice would easily be my food of choice.

Restaurant-Worthy Falafel

Restaurant-Worthy Falafel

I’ve had a lot of requests for a good falafel recipe, so I’m finally sharing my favorite falafel recipe with you! Yes, it’s even better than the one I shared in my Mom’s Authentic Assyrian Recipes cookbook.

Sweet and Tangy Tamarind Syrup

Sweet and Tangy Tamarind Syrup

Tamarind is a tree that grows long, edible pods. The pods contain seeds that look like shiny, black beads. The paste that grows around the seeds is used in many countries to make tamarind syrup. Tamarind is also used to add a sour taste to food, and to give food that distinct tamarind flavor.

Fuyu Persimmon Preserves

Fuyu Persimmon Preserves

Although you came here to check out my fuyu persimmon preserves recipe, I’d like to tell you a little story first.

Tahini Sauce

Tahini Sauce

If you’ve never had tahini sauce, you are in for a treat! It’s a very popular condiment in the Middle East. It is usually served alongside falafel, but that’s not where the possibilities end!

Two Ingredient Tahini Paste

Two Ingredient Tahini Paste

Are you familiar with tahini paste? If you are of Middle Eastern decent, then no doubt the answer is yes. If not, you might be wondering just what is tahini, anyways?

Perfect Pita Bread

Perfect Pita Bread

Who’s ready to learn how to make some delicious pita bread? Pita bread is probably the easiest bread recipe to master, even the most novice of cooks shouldn’t be intimidated!


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