The Coolest Country You Know Nothing About

Those who know me can attest that I am crazy about Middle Eastern foods...Lebanese, Syrian, Israeli, Palestinian, Turkish….#allthecuisines. The flavors and textures are so robust yet also can be subtle and delicate. I am also passionate about teaching our children about the world and creating opportunities for understanding across cultures in our kids’ cooking classes.

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33 Easy After School Snack Ideas You Need Now

You already know I’m obsessed with food, and well you may or may not know, that I’m also a sucker. Be that as it may, my girl has been at her First Day of School an hour and I’m already planning her first after-school snack of the year. I’ve been working on with the perfect snack profile for my girl after years of trial and error. We have a routine when she comes home. And the first thing she does when she walks in (after groaning and exclaiming that she’s tired!) is to look at the snacks I’ve prepared for her.

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5 Things You Don't Know About Ramadan

There’s a small shop where my best girl and I go every week after her gymnastics class. It’s part of our weekly routine. When we leave the gymnastics studio, we eagerly drive up the road to pick up a lamb shawarma plate and seasoned fries. Occasionally, if I am particularly hungry, I’ll ask for a kibbeh, an amazing teardrop-shaped patty made from spiced ground beef and bulgar wheat.

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What Your Kids Need to Know About the World

In another lifetime, almost 15 years ago, I traveled often. That is, if you consider semi-yearly international travel to be often. Those were exciting days, and I learned a lot about the world, and the shared humanity that unites us. My days were filled with learning people’s stories, talking about how travel transforms us and the way we see life.

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5 New Tips: Cooking with Your Preschoolers

When did cooking start to be a chore for us, mamas? Do you remember when it was exciting to help the adults in the kitchen? I have fond memories of making a cookie recipe that my Nana was given by her mother (my great-grandmother) and we used to make the cookies and then bring them for my great-grandmother in the late stages of her life.

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12 Things You Need to Know About Eggs Before Easter

No matter what your feelings are about eggs, make no yolk about it...they are an amazing little food! We were visiting some friends over the weekend and my friend’s husband is an enthusiastic foodie like I am. He was spending the afternoon cooking up this amazing Hawaiian fish called Opakapaka. It is known as the “Hawaiian red snapper” because its skin is pink.

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Read This Before You Cook Again

Friends, before you get ready to cook or bake something, what do you do? Do you have a process that helps you make the recipe prep smoother? Maybe you always use the same cutting board and your favorite knife, or you stand in the same place in your kitchen?

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