Grape and Plum Pie with Cardamom and Orange Blossom

Summer fruits are awesome!

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The plethora of produce is incredible: cherries to figs, to apricots, peaches, plums, grapes, figs, apples, and the list goes on. Having projects away form home get a little frustrating. I want to cook! I want to have fresh produce all the time. I want to make food and feed it to the people I love. Continue reading

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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All Protein Vegan Soup

We are finally witnessing some wet action in Lebanon. Yes. It’s raining.

When we were children, we used to make up stories about the rain; God is watering the plants, God is washing the floor, God is bathing, or God is peeing. It’s a beautiful thing a child’s imagination but few are able to hold on to it as adults. Don’t you wish you never grew up? It’s a trap.

If it were for children to cook, except for those on Top Chef Junior, they would dump everything in one pot and it’s done. Or was that my sister’s concept of cooking?
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The 2-5-40 Challenge: Moroccan Couscous Chicken

For part one of the challenge, click here.

Moroccan Couscous with Chicken

After deciding upon the dishes for the 5 days at the beginning of the challenge, preparing the ingredients was easy. All I had to do was write down all the required ingredients, circle the ingredients I don’t have at home and walk down the aisles of the supermarket and collect my groceries.
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Food Bloggers Connect Lebanon: Food Styling and Photography

Such a beautiful day.

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Food blogger and author Bethany Kehdy organized the first Food Bloggers Connect workshop in Lebanon last Saturday September 7th 2013 at a quiet B&B house up the hills of Batroun; Beit Al Batroun. Continue reading