Sugar-free Roasted Apple Butter and EatTheLebaneseSeason

You know when you haven’t talked to someone for a while? They haven’t talked back either and you have no idea how to start a conversation again? I am having this with my baby blog. It’s been a while. It feels so wrong having all these recipes and gorgeous photos I took stored in folders as time passes. But here I am again, publishing a post after a week of behind the scene conversation to prepare for something fun. A fellow cook (@thekitchenbabe) and I decided to gather a few cooks on instagram and start posting recipes we cook and photograph according to what’s in season.

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#EatTheLebaneseSeason is the account and hashtag we decided to use to archive the recipes. This is our first week and things look very promising! We are now 9 passionate cooks willing to take the challenge and play with the seasonal produce! Care to join? Post your recipes on your blog and instagram account with the hashtag #EatTheLebaneseSeason and we’ll regram the best recipes. We’ll be posting the coming week’s ingredient early in the week to give you enough time to prepare and shoot your recipes.

This week’s challenge is, *drumrolls* APPLES! Continue reading

Roasted Vine Tomato Caprese Salad

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One of my mission statements in this #Cookin5m2 is to share easy recipes that almost anyone can do. Although I do some nice and fancy dishes, I like to present the simple stuff in a nice looking way adding some small touches and elements that transports the dish to a different level.

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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

Labneh and Blueberry No-Churn Ice Cream

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It is not getting any cooler in Beirut. Whenever I get the chance to escape to the mountains I would not miss the chance. This weekend, we were running crazy serving burgers at 1670m above sea level at the Zaarour Lakeside Festival for 3 days.

The view was fanstastic and our burgers were nothing you could ever taste anywhere else. Perfectly crafted by us, the chefs of BiBayti, no one has tasted our burgers and was disappointed. Hire us, or hire me, and we’d bring everything to your backyard or apartment and make a delightful feast for you to enjoy! Continue reading