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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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Vegan Portobello Shawarmas

I can't believe how quickly the summer has ended! Although my husband and I both survived our first few weeks of the semester, we know that life is about to get  much busier and even more challenging. Blogging obviously isn't going to be a main priority (booo, I know) but it will be nice to… Continue reading Vegan Portobello Shawarmas

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Lebanese Green Bean & Tomato Stew (Loubya Bi Zayt)

Gardening season is officially in full swing and you know what that means, right?  Fresh, delicious vine-ripened tomatoes hand-picked from your very own backyard. After putting all that hard work into growing your garden, you'll certainly want to savor the fruits of your labor.  Fresh tomatoes are perfect for salads, salsas, and sauces but why… Continue reading Lebanese Green Bean & Tomato Stew (Loubya Bi Zayt)

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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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Pumpkin Spice Milkshakes

We love autumn and pumpkin spice everything just as much as the next person but this year we had a bad experience with a pumpkin spice latte. Weeks of anticipation ended in utter disappointment as we found ourselves with a beverage that was sickeningly sweet and unbearably oily. After a few sips we tossed it… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Milkshakes

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Mexican Rainbow Rice Bowls

It's almost the end of September and I'm starting to panic because my due date for baby #2 is less than two months away. I have no name picked out and I'm nowhere near as ready or organized as I need to be. Luckily, I am finding some success with meal planning in the sense… Continue reading Mexican Rainbow Rice Bowls

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Simple Kafta Pita Pizzas

I've never been a picky eater and I enjoy many many foods but there will always be a special place in my heart for kafta pizza. For me, it conjures up memories of busy weeknights in high school filled with homework deadlines, violin lessons, and soccer practice. It was for those days, mom or dad… Continue reading Simple Kafta Pita Pizzas

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Summer Spring Rolls

  I don't know about the rest of you but we have been having a HOT summer here in Michigan. It's already unbearable with 90% humidity some days but add pregnancy to the equation and it's a totally different ballgame. As a family we love having fresh, homemade food at the ready but when it's… Continue reading Summer Spring Rolls

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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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Cinnamon French Toast Granola

Who doesn't like french toast? Cinnamon buttery goodness topped with sweet sticky maple syrup. Now imagine that same flavor in the form of a healthy snack. I recently started making my own granola and I just had to share how easy it is. Many recipes I found called for honey but I was craving the… Continue reading Cinnamon French Toast Granola