Healthy Holiday Baking Hacks-Chocolate Zucchini Bread in 10 minutes!

Tis the time of year where the days don’t just run by, they literally sprint –with an ever expanding to-do list. The frenzy starts with decorating the home inside and out and planning out the Christmas cards to send to people all over the planet. I always get lazy with this one and just take a… Continue reading Healthy Holiday Baking Hacks-Chocolate Zucchini Bread in 10 minutes!

Healthy, no bake “Chocolate” truffles with secret Middle Eastern ingredient!

The holidays are just bursting with dangerous goodies that taste fabulous but really offer little nutritional value. I listen in awe to my mother’s stories of her childhood: “Blanche, chocolate was a luxurious rarity, so we often snacked on dates for dessert.” I realized she was on to something. When I just want some chocolate… Continue reading Healthy, no bake “Chocolate” truffles with secret Middle Eastern ingredient!

Burbara–for the Feast of Santa Barbara

This isn’t your typical porridge… December marks one of my favorite food traditions in my family–the feast of Santa Barbara. Palestinian and Lebanese Christians celebrate this feast every year beginning on December 4 for Roman Catholics, and December 16th for Greek Orthodox Christians. They commemorate this holiday by making a sweet dish called Burbarah (the… Continue reading Burbara–for the Feast of Santa Barbara