Baked Eggs with Spinach, Labneh and Za’atar

Baked eggs topped with za'atar in ramekins

Baked eggs with spinach, labneh, and za’atar are one of the simplest and most delicious ways to make eggs. They’re as do-able and delicious on a weekday morning as they are for a special occasion brunch! There’s a secret about baked eggs to keep in your back pocket: they’re so beautiful, special and absolutely delectable…

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Easy Cabbage Salad with Garlic and Lemon

Cabbage salad with garlic and lemon on a blue plate

My easy cabbage salad with garlic and lemon is SUCH a winner! It comes together in a snap and packs incredible fresh flavor. So healthy too! This salad is a winner in every way: the salad comes together in a snap, packs incredible fresh flavor in just a few ingredients, and is at home with…

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Lebanese Koosa Soup with Meatballs

Lebanese Koosa Soup with Meatballs

Lebanese Koosa Soup with Meatballs is an easier, faster way to all of the flavors we love in a beautiful, warming bowl of soup. Koosa (kousa, cousa) is a light green squash typically stuffed and cooked in tomato broth. Let’s enjoy the mouthwatering flavor of stuffed koosa but simplified! I make it known around my…

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Mujadara, Lebanese Lentil Pilaf

Lebanese Mujadara Lentil Pilaf

This classic and beloved Lebanese Mujadara pilaf is made with lentils, caramelized onions, and rice or coarse bulgur. It’s both vegetarian and vegan. Mujadara is ultra-healthy, and is delicious topped with labneh (Greek yogurt), a fried or poached egg, arugula or watercress salad, or anything you come up with. Get the right lentils and bulgur…

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What is Bulgur?

Fine and coarse bulgur side by side in a blue bowl

Bulgur is a staple of Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine, used in dishes like tabbouleh. This grain one of the healthiest you can eat for its nutrient-rich qualities. Find bulgur, both fine and coarse, here. What is bulgur? Bulgur is a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine, as it has been for thousands of years. This…

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Olive Oil Chex Mix with 7 Spice

Here’s an even more delicious and actually healthier take on our beloved crunchers: Olive Oil Chex Mix with 7 Spice seasoning (try mine here!). The mix is made “ours” with pistachios instead of peanuts and olive oil instead of butter. MUST try! We always joked about my dad’s snacking rituals. He would say, “let’s have…

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Lebanese Maza Platter

Lebanese Maza Platter

The Lebanese way with small plates, or maza (mezze), lends itself perfectly to a party board or platter. My Lebanese Maza Platter is just as luscious as it is healthy with hummus, labneh, fresh veggies, olives, pita chips, and more! I’m a huge fan of a raucous charcuterie board. So much so that I’ve had…

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Peppermint Chocolate Brownies

Few flavors satisfy this Lebanese girl’s sweet tooth quite like chocolate and mint. My Peppermint Chocolate Brownies are a family favorite for the layers of chewy brownie, cool mint buttercream, and perfectly smooth chocolate top layer. Like and Andes Mint, taken all the way to the top level! I have taken some heat for being…

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