Rustic Wild Sorrel Salad with Fresh Mint, and Thyme

This week was supposed to be a full working week on an upcoming project with Bethany Kehdy. We were scheduled to be doing video recipe filming up here in their mountain fortress at the foot of Sannine mountain. I was in charge of the off-screen cooking and the styling. During the past couple of weeks Bethany and I fixed our heads to the computer screens and pen and paper to note down every single recipe, every single ingredient, props, and every piece of kitchenware a kitchen might need since we’re starting the kitchen from scratch. Continue reading

“Sprouts” My VEG Restaurant and Vegan Quinoa Minestrone Soup

My belly is growing.

No, I am not pregnant. I am eating. Eating for one. Or two. Heck, even three! Me, my mind, and my belly. My irregular eating routine I’m going through lately is starting to bug me. But that is forgivable for all the things I’m working on in parallel. Between procrastination and the nothings I am committed to, I am actually getting some work done. 

Which brings me to the real good news!!!

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Food Writing: The Build-up to Christmas – THE CARTON (A Proustian Memory)

For the winter issue of The Carton magazine, entitled A Proustian Memory, a piece of writing that I submitted was published and I couldn’t get any prouder to be part of such cultural publication. This piece revisits my memories of the period of Saint Barbara’s day through Christmas with scents, sights, and flavors.

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Baked Potato Samosas and Street Food in Lebanon

To me, and this is according to my perception, street food is affordable food on the go which can be consumed as one drives, according to what we’re shamelessly proud of, walk down the street to the next job or meeting, or share with friends late at night or after midnight on the way back from the wild lavish Lebanese parties with the gorgeous girls we’re well-known for.

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The Failed Recipes of 2014

2014 is over and the first week of the new year is coming to an end.

I would take the chance to greet each and everyone who visits my blog.

This is not a “New Year, New Me” post with a list of resolutions that doomed to be forgotten the next day, week, or month. The first post of the year is about the fails of 2014 I have encountered behind the scenes. Only one failed post made it to the published list for a reason, but the rest are still stored in my folders. Until now!

The Failed Recipes of 2014

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