It seems like every day there is a new horrifying catastrophe, so before I begin this blog, I want to reach out to my Lebanese brothers and sisters to say I feel your pain so acutely and hope your loved ones are safe. So far 300,000 people in Beirut have been displaced from their homes…… Continue reading What I Eat In a Day on the Mediterranean Diet
Even though I run a food blog and cooking show, there are times when I am not as motivated to spend long hours in the kitchen, especially during the summer. During sweltering hot weather I would rather just eat a dinner of what Arabs called “nawashif” or a collection of finger foods that don’t require…… Continue reading Easy Summer Cooking: Oven Baked Chicken Wings with a Middle Eastern Inspired Glaze…
If there is one consistent item missing from supermarket shelves during this quarantine, it’s yeast. People are buying up yeast like never before, and social media has been saturated with home cooks posting warm and fuzzy photos of baguettes, pizzas and banana bread baked from scratch. These longer baking projects have the extra bonus of…… Continue reading Homemade Pita Bread (Khobiz Arabe)
Sometimes, the best discoveries are off the beaten path. It was a sweltering day in the Palestinian city of Ramallah, and I was with a tour group exploring the architecture of gorgeous limestone homes in the middle of their downtown. One of my uncles in the group motioned me to a corner shop, where this…… Continue reading Tamriyeh- Palestinian Style Beignets
Arabs throughout history had an uncanny ability to incorporate foods with medicinal properties into dishes. Many times superfoods like fenugreek are not palatable and almost bitter on their own. But the health properties of fenugreek are too massive to ignore, so Palestinians figured out how to put this seed into a popular cake called Hilbeh. …… Continue reading Hilbeh – Fenugreek Cake Recipe by Grandma Reva
Pureeing leftover garden tomatoes and putting them in freezer bags for use all winter. Picking all the grape leaves, lining them up neatly and freezing them as well. Making big batches of jam out of leftover or bruised summer fruit and canning them in mason jars. Storing countless containers of bulgar wheat, lentils, freekeh, rice…… Continue reading How My Mom Prepared Me For Lockdown Without Realizing It..
Hello FITME Fam! I have been looking for ways to spice up life from my home, and I thought it was time to engage with viewers on a live feed! I shared my thoughts on holistic Middle Eastern health remedies, fair trade food finds, and announced my exciting new partnership with Harvest Peace Olive…… Continue reading THE ULTIMATE OLIVE OIL…
Hello FITME Family! How are you all holding up these days? Doing well I hope? This week I decided to deviate from the norm, because I noticed that friends and family in my inner circle are crumbling under the pressure and boredom. My sister just bought 3 grocery bags of Doritos, Kettle Corn, chocolates and…… Continue reading Stress Eating, and Stress Free Carrot Cake
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…
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!