I’m Lara.

A wife, mum, and food activist who aims to inspire healthy living practices, blogs about helping other parents redefine parenthood.

On my blog you will find easy recipes that are simple so you and your family can create and eat delicious food at home, even if cooking isn’t your thing. You will also find some posts inspired by my kids Hana and Ayah and some of our activities out and about.

Everyone in a while you will see a review about a product or a restaurant that we’ve tried. YES, I do encourage all of you to cook at home and to identify the sources of your food, BUT THEN AGAIN, who am I kidding, people do dine out, you get invited, you go out with your friends or spouses for dinner, but you will notice that most reviews do not come from junk food or fast food restaurants.
Today, life is busy.

Between work, kids, managing the house, school, play dates, home works, and extracurricular activities, making a meal could be a hassle, and we end up relying on feeding our families more junk and food out of a box that we anticipate.
I am on a missing for a healthier life style, and this include some seriously planting, and prepping meals from farm to table,

I’m thrilled that we’ve connected, thanks for stopping by my blog. Don’t be a stranger and come back frequently.


Cook. Eat. Repeat.


Having children just puts the whole world into perspective.

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Scattered and often late night thoughts.

Experience four riveting films in FILM FORWARD Jordan

Jordan....get ready to be part of a unique cultural dialogue next week between April 13th and 18th, where a group of independent film makers will be visiting Jordan as part of the Film Forward initiative. FILM FORWARD have partnered us with…

Interview with Lorraine Hariton on the future of ICT and USAID projects in Jordan

So we’re at the MENAICT conference, and by we at this point I mean my good friends Khaled El-Ahmad, Oula Farawati, and my Sleepless Self with Ms. Lorraine Hariton, Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, U.S. Department…

9 Lessons Learned by Fadi Ghandour

"Yesterday, I was thinking what am I going to say today as we think about the future, and as we talk about ICT and how ICT is pervasive every where. I have many things about life, society and the way we live." Said Fadi Ghandour - Founder of…

USA Ambassador Stuart Jones on ICT in Jordan

So Sleepless in Amman got the chance to sit with the US Ambassador in Jordan Mr. Jones. My friend Khaled and I were in the room, talking about the future of ICT and how the USAID is planning on assisting and continuing its support to ICT in…

MENAICT Day 1: Global ICT innovation: Big Data, Mobility, and Cloud

One of the most interesting things I've heard about and enjoyed at the second session today was IBM's latest innovation "Watson". According to IBM, Cognitive systems like Watson may transform how organizations think, act, and operate in the…

MENAICT Day 1: The state of Arab ICT transformation

Good Morning from the lowest point on earth where the MENAICT Forum kicks off once again to bring the most inspirational speakers and sessions in the ICT sector to our region.  This years theme is 'Arab ICT Spring: Realizing the potential'…


A little bit of here and there.

Review: Deeritna Express

Since it has become a tradition to order in lunch at the office at least three times a week and always complain or applaud the services that we receive, and since I strongly agree with the statement that “I live to eat” because food is such…

The Follow Up of my KFC Blogpost

Yesterday I got an email from Mohammad Azzam, a very nice young man that I met during the MENAICT Forum earlier this month, he read my blog post on KFC, “KFC Jordan: Pure Filth Served Daily” and has e-mailed the post to the KFC head-quarters!…

KFC Jordan: Pure Filth Served Daily

While talking about food and hygiene in the office today, I brought up my last food poising episode here in Amman, it was from KFC! I ordered a Zinger Supreme sandwich at around 6:00 p.m, from KFC for an early dinner, by midnight, I woke up…

The Follow Up on my KitchenetteJO Experience

Following my dissatisfaction with Kitchenettes food yesterday and my blog post, I received a few tweets from their (silent) partner who refers to his partnership as “Not so Silent.” He replied to my tweet announcing the blog post saying:…

The Good & the Bad of my Experience with KitchenetteJO

The moment I walked into the office today my colleage Nadeen exclaimed that she wanted to try Kitchenette for lunch today, and I figured, it is never harmful to try something new, and many people on twitter seemed fond of their services. We…

A selection of Quick & Easy recipes published in Family Flavours Magazine.