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Osmaliyeh (shredded pastry with ashta cream)

This dessert is super simple, and can be made by frying or baking, however, since I am a health guru, I will be sharing with you the baked version that I make at home! It […]


This is the kind of dessert that is perfect to take with you to a friends place. In Lebanese households whenever formal visits are made, the person invited always brings something along – most of […]

Atyr – Lebanese Simple Syrup

This simple syrup is an essential component to almost all Arabic desserts, and has a distinct flavor due to the Rose & Blossom water. Prep Time: 2 minutes Cook Time: 8 minutes Yield: 2 cups […]

Ashta – Cream Filling

Kashta is a basic filling for desserts that come from the Arabic world. If you do live in the Middle East you could buy this cream ready made from a local grocer, or even canned. […]

Chicken Loaf

This has to be my favorite chicken dish, and probably the most asked for recipe! I made it for friends during Iftar last year and I still hear about it. Parents if you have picky […]

Lebanese Style Fattoush

If you ever attend an Iftar in a Lebanese household, you are 99.9% likely to eat Fattoush as part of the Mezza. We like to have Fattoush to prime our stomachs before delving into the […]


This recipe is particularly important because it is my favorite salad, of all time! Taboule, Tabbouleh or Tabouli…however you want to spell it, is a salad originating from the Arab world, and depending where you […]

Avoid weight gain this Ramadan by following these tips!

Every year, over 1 billion Muslims all over the world observe the month of Ramadan, based on the lunar calendar. While there is plenty to gain on a spiritual level, for many, there is also […]

Banana-Walnut Muffins

In my opinion, muffins are the perfect little packages of joy and I am constantly looking for better, healthier and tastier recipes. After much experimentation, I came up with this Banana-Walnut recipe that gave me […]

6 Health Benefits of Dates!

The fact of the matter is there are many foods out there that give us plenty of benefits if eaten on a regular basis and date fruits are just one of these foods. We often […]