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Creamy Mushroom Stew [GF; VO]

Creamy mushroom stew with a nutty kick and basil filled aroma. The perfect 30-min meal for any winter night.   When I found out my daughters were lactose intolerant, I wanted to create creamy meals that suited all members of my family. This delicious dish is quick and easy to make! Without meat, it takes a short 30 minutes to…

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Palestinian Moussaka Beitinjaan (Eggplant & Tomato Layered Dish) [GF; VO]

A creamy eggplant dish paired with the rich flavorful combo of tomatoes and spices.   My children love vegetables, some more than others. Eggplant is a loved vegetable in my family because it’s versatile. There are many traditional Middle Eastern dishes that use eggplant as the main ingredient. Moussaka is well known all over the Middle East and made differently…

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Basbousa (Coconut Sweet Cake)

This traditional Middle Eastern sweet cake infused with coconut is an easy and delectable dessert to make for any gathering!    My husband doesn’t like desserts because Middle Eastern sweets are traditionally very sweet and usually drenched in sweet syrup called “aatar”. However, he loves Basbousa because I make it deliciously light.   Learn how to make my Basbousa by watching…

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Palestinian Potato Salad (GF; VO)

A hearty dish for any potato lover! At first glance, this may look like a version of American mashed potatoes. However, unlike mashed potatoes, Palestinian potato salad is a very hearty and healthy side dish. With its zesty kick and herb filled flavor, this side dish is a great addition to any seafood and BBQ meals.   Watch me make…

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Baked Salmon Topped with Veggies (GF)

Delectable omega-3s baked in spices and veggies to satisfy your fish cravings!   I absolutely love seafood. I love all kinds of seafood. So, after I got married, I was surprised to find out my husband doesn’t like seafood at all. He refused to eat it… Until I starting experimenting with different recipes of vegetables and spices to add flavor…

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Spinach Stew (GF; VO)

One of the world’s healthiest foods in a delicious stew. Popeye would approve! You don’t often hear of children loving their green vegetables, and especially not spinach. When I first became a mother, friends told me stories of how they made sure they had their children watch shows like Popeye to show their kids how important it was to eat…

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Rice

Rice is a staple in all Middle Eastern households. It can be eaten with almost any Middle Eastern dish, especially stews. Making plain rice is very easy, but it’s the spices and the way you make it that makes all the difference. It can also be topped with all kinds of vegetables. Sahtein! Enjoy!   Topped with green olives and Mediterranean…

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