The Spill

The Spill

A new section where I can share what’s on my mind on this blog without bombarding those who are here for the recipe with my nonsense. Just to make it clear from the start, this section is inspired by Tuesday Things by Jessica Merchant, a food blogger I’ve been following since 2011 probably.  So people, don’t go around saying I stole that signature lipstick pose

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Bear with me this time, it is a bit long but it’s been a while!

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Superfood Salad: Quinoa, Kale and Asparagus

I am using the title for the catchy effect it has. I don’t believe in superfood. I believe in super advertisement for a product that elevates it into a supernatural status. When will a time come that butter will be considered as superfood?

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Souk El Tayeb, Asparagus Kale Breakfast, and Beirut Madinati

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With the Lebanese municipal elections happening by the end of this week, the most brutal fight is happening in Beirut. Two opposing groups are leading the match: a group of fresh-face individuals against political enemies who joint forces to fight the liberals bringing change. I am aware how the political game here goes; promises promises, buy votes, win, keep doing the same old shit you’ve been doing. This has kept things the way they are for a long time with corrupt people in leading positions. But this new group; Beirut Madinati, is giving us a ray of hope and is performing the push needed to seriously poke politicians where it hurts. If they win, this will definitely be a change.

I don’t vote in Beirut, but I support Beirut Madinati. I support them because of the individuals themselves and their backgrounds, the program they present, and the actions they have done so far. I even know about Beirut Madinati more than I know about the municipality where I’m supposed to vote. I wish I do vote in Beirut to elect a group who actually know what they’re doing. I hope they’d be able to bring back Beirut to Lebanese, not just Beirutis, and definitely not Kahlijis. Continue reading