Date Cake

This light, yummy, moist date cake is the heathy alternative to your typical chocolate cake. Sweetened by the dates, it is a dessert (or breakfast) that is guilt-free and absolutely satisfying. A drizzle of chocolate, and a crunch of walnuts makes this piece of cake complete!  Ingredients 1 1/2 cups pitted dates 1 cup boiling … Continue reading Date Cake


  Nothing beats waking up to the smell of freshly baked Manakish. I remember my mom when she used to wake us up at that smell, and I always try to recreate this feeling for my kids. Below is a simple and fast recipe that makes you extra fluffy Manakish that truly are addictive!  I … Continue reading Manakish


My ultimate to-go-to healthy breakfast for a lazy Sunday! It’s an amazing way to get all the family together, each making their plate special with their own mix and match toppings: banana with Nutella and hazelnuts, honey with toasted pecans, or a simple homemade jam. The possibilities are endless. Ingredients 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon … Continue reading Pancakes


Around the start of each November, my parents’ house smells a little different. The intense smell of hot peppers, garlic, and olive oil fills the place; it’s Makdoos season! A popular Levantine hors d’oeuvre, Makdoos is pickled eggplants stuffed with peppers, walnuts and garlic.   Ingredients 5 kilos small thin eggplants 1 kg walnuts 3 kg red chilly peppers 10 … Continue reading Makdoos