As I stand in front of the Pyramids of Giza just outside of Cairo, I cannot help but think about how was this marvel was built and what kind of strong and brave people constructed such a beautiful masterpiece. Ancient Egyptians believed that when the pharaoh died, he became Osiris, king of the dead. The [...]


I don’t know about you but in my family we always make two separate potato side dishes for our Thanksgiving Dinner. Mashed potatoes are a must but a roasted potatoes side dish is  always present on the menu. I think my mom started making a roasted potatoes for my dad who is not too fond [...]


Laban ~ Homemade yogurt is an essential part of the Middle Eastern diet. Home-made yogurt is preferably a favorite over the commercial store brands. Home-made yogurt seems to taste sweeter and fresher. There are just few ingredients like milk and yogurt. Many families have a “starter” yogurt that lasts for years, sometimes even generations. Taste [...]


~Fattoush Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette~

by Sara on April 17, 2010

Fattoush Salad is a traditional Lebanese Salad, which is made with fried or toasted pita bread, greens, and other vegetables. Fattoush salad is dressed with a light lemon vinaigrette.  This salad is eaten all over Middle East including Syria.  The inspiration for this recipe comes from a Lebanese friend of mine. Her family is from [...]


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