Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Maldives

A week of total relaxation by the beautiful Indian Ocean, the white sand and beautiful views. Snorkeling was a beautiful, colorful world under the water. Kayaking was so much fun, but relaxing at the pool and having a drink was all that … Continue reading

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Syrian Style Red Lentil Soup

This is a perfect soup for the cold and rainy days. I serve it with lemon juice and I sometimes cook it with carrots and potato instead of the rice and it gives it a whole another taste. My friend added some chicken … Continue reading

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Potato and Ground Beef Gratin

Easy, tasty meal that takes only a half  hour of preparation.   Ingredients: 3 Potatoes 4 Tomatoes 1/2 pound of Ground Beef Diced Onion Salt & Pepper Shredded Mozzarella Cheese How to Prepare: Peel the Potatoes then slice them into 1/4 … Continue reading

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Feeding Baby – Stage Two (6 to 7 Months)

At this stage, you already know what your baby likes alot and the foods that he gives you a hardtime with. Once your baby hits the 6 month old mark, you can add some more food to taste. Vegetable Soup: … Continue reading

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The Art of Pasta

Let us prepare a simple, yet delicious meal. Everyone loves pasta, right? Ingredients: One bag of Pasta 1/2 Pound of Ground Beef Tomato Paste Half Diced Onion Two Diced Pieces of Garlic Salt & Pepper Olive Oil Water How to … Continue reading

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Moutabal (Eggplant Dip)

Everytime someone knows that I cook Arabic food, they ask me if I know how to make Moutabal and if I can show them how. It is a very unique, tasty dip and easy to prepare. Ingredients: 2 Medium Eggplants 3 Tbsp of Tahini … Continue reading

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Birthday Treat

I got this Kitchen Aid mixer for my birthday a few weeks back. One of the first things that I made with it was a chocolate cake.  The mixer made is so easy and time saving to mix the dough … Continue reading

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Athens – Greece

In May 2010, I went to Athens, Greece.  It was my first European vacation.  I was surprised how the views and buildings reminded me of my hometown Safita and many other cities in Syria.  Once I had tasted the food, the … Continue reading

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Fatoush Salad

Fatoush is a common salad in the Middle East. When i was growing up in Syria, good Fatoush was an indicator of a good restaurant. I always felt my mom’s was the best ;). Ingredients: Tomatoes Cucumber lettuce Red Cabbage Baby Arugula … Continue reading

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Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite appetizers. If you have ever been to the Middle East or to a  Middle Eastern restaurant, you know hummus is an essential dish. Let’s make home-made Hummus Ingredients: 1 Can of chick peas or … Continue reading

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