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Tomato Parsley Rice Soup

With colder weather finally on the horizon, I thought it would be a perfect time to share one of our favorite soup recipes. I wasn't much into soup as a kid because I didn't think it was a legit meal but this one always filled me up. I remember actually being happy coming home to… Continue reading Tomato Parsley Rice Soup

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Chickpea soup with tomato pickle salsa (Hummus M’Sabaha)

Ever since I purchased an Inkwell Press Meal Planner back in January and forced myself to commit to meal planning, we have been pretty consistent about practicing Meatless Mondays. Having a set genre for each day has really helped narrow down the selection for the menu, which is something I had a hard time doing prior… Continue reading Chickpea soup with tomato pickle salsa (Hummus M’Sabaha)

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Iraqi Eggs in Tomato Sauce (Makhlama)

We pride ourselves in our diversity as a family so this post will touch on that a little bit. Together, my wife and I, have roots from six different countries including where we were raised: Albania, Iraq, Lebanon, Poland, Sweden, and The United States. This specific recipe has been a breakfast staple in my household… Continue reading Iraqi Eggs in Tomato Sauce (Makhlama)

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Lebanese Lentil and Rice Pilaf (Mdardara)

We know we haven't posted in a while but we have been a bit busy working on some fun DIY projects around the house as well as an exciting project that we will be announcing next week. Although our lives are busy, we wholeheartedly believe in eating healthy homemade meals. It might seem difficult to… Continue reading Lebanese Lentil and Rice Pilaf (Mdardara)

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Healthy Homemade Butterfingers

My brother recently brought over a PB&J  Chobani Flip for me because he's experimenting with "healthier" snacking and wanted me to try it out. Ignoring the fact that it had 18 grams of sugar, the crunchy peanut topping was quite good and reminded me instantly of the popular candy bar Butterfinger; something I haven't had… Continue reading Healthy Homemade Butterfingers

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Lebanese Stuffed Eggplants (Sheikh al-Mahshi)

Growing up in a Lebanese household meant that eggplant was no stranger to the dinner table. One of my favorite eggplant dishes was (and still is) Sheikh-al Mahshi; a Lebanese casserole made of golden fried eggplants topped with spiced beef or lamb and cooked in a light tomato sauce. My father, who loved to cook… Continue reading Lebanese Stuffed Eggplants (Sheikh al-Mahshi)

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Potato Kibbeh (faux Lebanese steak tartare/kibbeh nayeh)

Oh pregnancy cravings. You always have a way of being exactly what I'm not supposed to have. While we don't eat a lot of red meat in our diet, I repeatedly craved kibbeh nayeh (a Lebanese dish made of fresh raw meat, bulgur, and spices) during my first pregnancy and now find myself craving it… Continue reading Potato Kibbeh (faux Lebanese steak tartare/kibbeh nayeh)

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Deliciously Spicy Carrot Cake

I recently kidnapped a juicer from my dad's house (just kidding, he gave me permission) to juice some carrots and I was surprised by how much carrot pulp was created out of such a small glass of juice! I didn't want to waste the carrot shavings so I decided I would make a carrot cake… Continue reading Deliciously Spicy Carrot Cake

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Swedish Beetroot Salad (Rodbetssallad)

As you will come to see, the menu here is very much international. We both come from different cultural backgrounds and have experienced different parts of the world. And because we strive to eat healthy (mostly), homemade meals and a variety of colors, tastes, and textures, I end up experimenting in the kitchen to recreate… Continue reading Swedish Beetroot Salad (Rodbetssallad)