Harissa-The Ultimate Condiment of North Africa

I am considered the condiment queen in my household, and my husband laughs at the row upon row of sauces I accumulate in the refrigerator and pantry. I find some condiments so tasty I can eat them out of the jar, like mustard, red pepper jelly, or even plum sauce. There is one condiment I…… Continue reading Harissa-The Ultimate Condiment of North Africa

Getting boozy with wine from Jesus’s time for 2018!

Just when I thought I was going to write my very last post for 2018, I realized I forgot to share another fantastic discovery from the Middle East with you!  Today I just released a fun video on the wines of Palestine, where they have been making this wine since the time of Jesus! The…… Continue reading Getting boozy with wine from Jesus’s time for 2018!

New Middle Eastern Shopping Guide!

Hello Feaster Friends! In response to the many e-mails I have received on where I source my Middle Eastern ingredients and other merchandise, I  decided to put together a one stop shopping online store. From excellent quality spices to the best handmade baklava made in the USA, and felafel molds to Arabic styled aprons, I…… Continue reading New Middle Eastern Shopping Guide!

Palestinian Maqlouba-A Savory Layer “Cake” الفلسطينية

Alright my friends, many of you have asked for it. You got it. The MOTHER of all recipes….right here right now. Palestinian Maqlouba is like no other dish, a one pot meal with drama, artistic expression, and every food group melding into one flavorgasm. Maqlouba in Arabic means literally “upside down,” because this dish is…… Continue reading Palestinian Maqlouba-A Savory Layer “Cake” الفلسطينية

Holiday Traditions, YouTube Changes, and Your Input! ;)

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a restful Christmas and getting some quality time with family, friends, and the chance to reflect instead of rush, talk instead of text, and day dream instead of drive. 🙂  I thought I would share with you some of our wacky family traditions. Sometimes the wrapping paper is more…… Continue reading Holiday Traditions, YouTube Changes, and Your Input! 😉

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!

Middle Eastern Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Tahini Sauce…

I think this is the first time people really aren’t into the holiday spirit. I know some people dread Christmas because of the added stress of gift shopping, but Thanksgiving is when people really relax, indulge, and enjoy each other’s company. This year no one is even talking about Thanksgiving. Whatever side of the election…… Continue reading Middle Eastern Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Tahini Sauce…

Popular Hot Beverage of the Arab World: Sahlab

For many, drinking coffee is a ritual that comforts all of the senses, especially on a cold, wintry day. The sound of the percolating espresso machine triggers excitement for the energizing drink to come. The warmth of the coffee cup defrosts brisk fingertips. The flavor is tailored to each person’s preference – rich cream, a…… Continue reading Popular Hot Beverage of the Arab World: Sahlab

Holiday Decorating Ideas

I realize that while I can cook, I lack the patience to decorate. I take a minimalist, modern approach–which allows me think less about decor haha! My mother is not only an amazing cook, she is an incredible artist–she can recreate paintings by Degas and Sargent, and…she can also create a mean table setting. I…… Continue reading Holiday Decorating Ideas

M’Nazaleh, A Rich Tasting Yet Healthy Eggplant Casserole

Did you know that the Greek word Moussaka comes from the Arabic word “musaqqa‘ah” which means chilled?  The reason this dish is called “chilled” is because you can eat it cold and it tastes just as delicious. Greek Mousakka is what I call indulgence food, rich meat and eggplant tucked under a bed of creamy, buttery,…… Continue reading M’Nazaleh, A Rich Tasting Yet Healthy Eggplant Casserole