Fattoush

Fattoush is a Levantine salad (it has been said to have originated in Syria) that is, for lack of a better description, a bread salad – in the same vein as the Italian panzanella. It happens to be one of my all-time favourite salads, and it tends to pair…

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherries are one of my favourite things about summer, and right now the cherries at my local supermarket are fresh, super sweet (and on sale!) Clafoutis is a French dessert that is relatively simple to make, and you can use nearly any fruit in it. Typically when making clafoutis…

Coconut Milk Ashta

Ashta is a pastry cream common throughout the Middle East and the Levant, similar to English clotted cream; it’s usually used to fill qatayef, or added into other pastries, but in summer it’s lovely just with a simple fruit tray, or topped with a little orange blossom syrup and…

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Traditional tabbouleh is made with bulgur, a wheat product. While I’m definitely not gluten free (as evidenced by the bread recipes I post here) I tend to always have quinoa on hand, whereas I only buy bulgur occasionally from my local Middle Eastern supermarket. Quinoa also has relatively high…

Ghraybeh (Lebanese Shortbread)

Ghraybeh (pronounced sort of like ‘gr’eye-bee’) are one of those recipes that I have memorised, mostly because they are so simple to make, and because they contain (just four!) ingredients most people already have on hand. I’ve even been over at a friend’s house prepping for a dinner and…

Lazy Lemonade

The fruit bowl in our house is nearly always piled sky high with lemons, particularly at this time of year when every salad needs a good squeeze of bright, fresh lemon juice. If you find yourself with extras, however – I highly recommend making this quick and super simple…

Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma

As a parent, there are definitely nights after school when I simply don’t have the time to spend creating a healthy meal from scratch (or times I really just don’t feel like it). In the interest of not blowing our budget or eating junk food, I always try to…

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