As much as I love to do my cooking show, it can get frustrating talking to a camera–my cooking classes allow me to break that wall and interact with viewers directly! I love the casualness of it all, being able to share my family and cultural traditions in an intimate cooking setting, where I can… Continue reading Behind the Scenes of My Cooking Class!
Hope you are all enjoying time with your loved ones as we wind down 2017! This year you witnessed many new experiments on my channel, from live hangouts and food festival coverage, to food reviews and hauls, to even nutrition and fitness vlogs. This year I really want to fine tune the channel to serve… Continue reading Happy New Year-New Video and Announcements!
My love affair with Layali Lubnan began when I was 10 years old. My mother brought me along with her to a bridal shower, and to be honest the endless conversations and gift opening of fine china bored me to tears. However, the lavish dessert table I eyed in the corner of the room redeemed… Continue reading Layali Lubnan- “Lebanese Nights” Semolina Custard with Rose Flower Water
“Kibbeh kibbeh kibbeh chameleon…..you come and goooo you come and goooo…” Ok so I know the Boy George song doesn’t really go like that, but I can’t help but get so giddy and excited that I break into song at the thought of my favorite food, Kibbeh. And Kibbeh really is a chameleon, in that… Continue reading Kibbeh: The Shepards Pie of the Middle East!
For those of you that found my site from the recent articles on Feast in The Middle East in the Mountain View Voice and Palo Alto Weekly, welcome to my online cooking family! I was honored to get this coverage here in Silicon Valley, where I have called home for the past 10 years. Featured… Continue reading Feast in the Middle East in the press and Cooking Class in April!
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!
I love Christmas, but not the landfill that surrounds it. I would much rather make homemade treats, or give gift certificates that support local business than buy “stuff” that ends up in the junk pile. If any of you have foodie friends, and want to give a gift of a culinary demonstration with a sampling… Continue reading My New Cooking Classes in the San Francisco Bay Area!