50k Celebration with Two Live feeds!

Hello Dear FITME Community, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for subscribing to my YouTube channel as well as here to my blog! Now our community has surpassed 50,000 subscribers, and I don’t take a single one of you for granted. What started as a simple PDF documenting the…… Continue reading 50k Celebration with Two Live feeds!

Our Family Favorite Recipe- Stuffed Artichokes!

Once upon a time, people of the far east declared the artichoke a forbidden vegetable, thought to contain aphrodisiac powers. Greek mythology stated that Zeus, the viril and strong chief of all gods, was responsible for the creation of the artichoke. After Zeus was rejected by a beautiful young woman (can you imagine who was…… Continue reading Our Family Favorite Recipe- Stuffed Artichokes!

What I Eat In a Day on the Mediterranean Diet

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

Staying Strong in Quarantine

Hello Friends! As each day passes and the status quo remains the same, I find it is easy to get disheartened. But two phrases continuously resonate with me: 1) Let food be thy medicine and 2) A strong body leads to a strong mind. Both of these mantras inspired me in this recent interview with…… Continue reading Staying Strong in Quarantine

Easy Summer Cooking: Oven Baked Chicken Wings with a Middle Eastern Inspired Glaze…

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…

Ful Mudammas- Arab Style Favas (Cheap Quarantine Eats Part 2)

I thought that market shelves would have more consistent food stock by now, but sadly that is not the case in my neighborhood.  If there is ever a nutritional staple that can get you through tough financial times and food insecurity, it might very well be the overlooked fava bean. During this Covid-19 crisis when…… Continue reading Ful Mudammas- Arab Style Favas (Cheap Quarantine Eats Part 2)

Chickpea Burgers and Virtual Bday Party this Friday!

  Hello Dear FITME Family! Are all of you okay? Hoping that you are well stocked with necessities and that you are healthy? Thinking about you all during this surreal time and can’t wait for this to be over.  This whole thing has taught me to appreciate valuable time with my family even more–even if…… Continue reading Chickpea Burgers and Virtual Bday Party this Friday!

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!

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