Chickpea & Tahini Salad – Solo Meal

Chickpea & Tahini Salad – Solo Meal

During hot summer days, I always feel like I want to eat something lighter. But I also want it to be fulfilling and slightly warm. This is where this salad comes in. A warm chickpea salad that is tangy hearty and so satisfying. With the 

Fatayer Sabanekh (spinach pastries)

Fatayer Sabanekh (spinach pastries)

As a kid, I really didn’t appreciate the fact that we almost never ever had take-outs or went out for lunch (the main meal of the day in the Arab world). I am now so grateful for all the hot meals and love my mom 

Rice Mujaddara – Solo Meal

Rice Mujaddara – Solo Meal

Writing this week’s solo meal has been harder than I ever thought it would be. I just felt that it is so wrong to write about enjoying a meal by yourself and celebrate solitude when I have failed to do so this week.  This week 

The Perfect Tabbouleh

The Perfect Tabbouleh

This has got to be one of the most popular middle eastern salads. It was very popular in my family and everywhere around. Tabbouleh is the salad that appeared in every birthday party and in all planned and unplanned family gatherings. Although we can now 

Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush

A few years ago, Al Jazeera Documentary produced a Ramadan series on the origin of traditional Arabic dishes, and I remembered watching an episode on baba ghanoush. Watching it again last night reminded me of how much I miss Damascus. I have taken this city 

Red Lentil Kofte

Red Lentil Kofte

I can still remember the first time I tasted these flavorful patties. An Armenian friend offered me some and told me this was their kibbeh nayyeh during lent. I immediately fell in love with the flavors and almost didn’t believe it was vegan. At that 

Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

Every person has at least one go to salad and this is mine. It is so easy to prepare and tastes delicious. Fattoush is a traditional Levantine salad that is prepared differently in Lebanon, Syria and Palestine. Although I grew up eating Fattoush the Syrian