Goat Cheese Marinara Cups

This is a recipe I crave every now and then.

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I’ve had it the first time at a restaurant in Hamra-Beirut a year ago and tried to replicate it with a great success.

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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca, Prostitute’s Spaghetti with a Twist

It is one of those weeks where you don’t feel like cooking but you have to eat.
It is one of those times when everyone is out of the house and no fresh ingredients are available.
You don’t feel like buying any fresh ingredients only to rot in the fridge before anyone uses them.
We’re all out and away all day. What to eat?

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What to eat? The eternal question of my life’s journey! A journey filled with ups and down, and existential shit like this post. What’s life? What’s food? Do you eat to live or live to eat?
I decided to go against what my mom used to tell me and go by the Live To Eat motto.
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Soujok & Mixed Bean Stew, and Counting my Blessings

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When your life takes an unexpected turn and gives you a lot to think about and process, sometimes you are left with your thoughts, overworked from the craziness of things in your head at one moment. Early this year I was an employee working from 8 to 5 in an office, on a desk, behind a screen, endlessly clicking the mouse before the bell rings announcing the day’s end. I had an opportunity that seemed to bright, and too got to be true. I knew I would be dumb and regret it if I didn’t take it. So I jumped.
In the past five months, my life matched my soul; floating, figuring things in the ether, finding it’s calling. I’ve cooked, managed the restaurant, sous chef-ed, catered at a gala event as part of the Bi Bayti team(you can hire me to cook at your home now!), cooked in the mountains for more than 50 person each time, got my name and work printed (read my interview on one8one magazine here, and buy the latest issue of The Carton to read my entry), and I went on TV.  Continue reading

A homely organic Sunday

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A calm Sunday. Produce, food, and fresh air. I was at my uncle’s house in Ghbaleh. One of my wishes is to have a home with a garden and be able to plant and pick my own food.

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