MY COOKBOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE!

After 10 years of working on this labor of love, my cookbook is finally ready and I am now taking orders! You get to see the cover here first: This hardback book is full of colorful illustrations, meticulous directions, family anecdotes, and historical information about the recipes.  The recipes in this book are a great…… Continue reading MY COOKBOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE!

You are not alone!

Hello Everyone Sitting at Home, Hope you are all healthy and well, and know I am sitting at home thinking about all of you! Keeping busy for me has been key to getting through this, whether listening to podcasts while taking long walks, cleaning out closets, hanging up pictures, or experimenting with online workouts. Not…… Continue reading You are not alone!

Pantry Saviors and Appearance on NBC…

Hello Dear FITME Family, First of all I hope you are all safe and healthy wherever you are. These are unprecedented and frightening times, many times I feel like we are living in a dystopian horror film brought to life. However, as each day progresses I do see silver linings. I see… Families bonding with…… Continue reading Pantry Saviors and Appearance on NBC…

Iconic Bakery in Jerusalem and Inside Al Aqsa Mosque!

Hello Dear Friends, As some of you might be sequestered at home, maybe working at your home office or figuring out what to do with the kids since many schools have shut down from corona virus, I thought I would do a different kind of video. A video to give you a break, something to…… Continue reading Iconic Bakery in Jerusalem and Inside Al Aqsa Mosque!

Cooking Class Updates- new dates for 2020!

First I want to thank all of you that showed up to my cooking class last night, I truly enjoyed watching you make delectable shawarma wraps, mouthwatering salads, hummus with mushrooms, and my favorite dessert of all time, Kunafa!  I have added two more classes this summer if you want to join the fun, both…… Continue reading Cooking Class Updates- new dates for 2020!

Oum Ali- The Luxurious Bread Pudding of Egypt

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. So when there was leftover stale bread throughout the ages, people loathed throwing out these scraps, especially since food was scarce. In the Arab world, they reinvented bread into other more enticing dishes like fattoush, where the leftover bread was transformed into croutons,  adding crunch and…… Continue reading Oum Ali- The Luxurious Bread Pudding of Egypt

Cooking for the Fox News Crew on Mornings on 2!

What a pleasure it was to cook up a middle eastern breakfast for the Mornings on 2 crew on KTVU Fox news of San Francisco! I have to say the people at this station, both on camera and behind the scenes were the most gracious and down to earth people. It was tough picking exactly…… Continue reading Cooking for the Fox News Crew on Mornings on 2!

My Recent Media Appearance, and Why Amazon is Horrible to Book Authors

Hello Virtual Cooking Family, Hope all is great in your world! As I write I am battling a nasty cold, wrapped in a flannel blanket and appreciating the newly blooming cherry blossoms outside my window, giving me a teaser of spring to come.  I’m taking sips of my black tea fragrant with dried sage and…… Continue reading My Recent Media Appearance, and Why Amazon is Horrible to Book Authors