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  • Homemade Hummus

    A traditional hummus recipe includes tahini and makes a wonderful snack or appetizer.

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  • Fried Chicken

    Try this and you'll never order take out fried chicken again! It's simple and all about the technique.

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  • Homemade Donuts

    Homemade donuts have never been easier. These are so fluffy half of them would be gone before they cool down for your glaze.

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  • Homemade Biscotti

    Who ever says no to Biscotti? This easy and fool proof recipe is loved among adults and kids alike.

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  • Homemade Chicken Shawerma

    Bursting with flavor and oven baked to perfection. Here is my lazy Friday recipe for a chicken homemade Shawerma. I prepare the marinade at 9 AM and keep it in the fridge till 12 PM. I take it out and let it sit at room temperature for 30 – 40 minutes before baking it. Bringing the chicken up to room temp allow it to…

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  • Cinnamon Rolls 

    The fluffiest cinnamon rolls you'll ever have! The glaze icing is a perfect match. Enjoy it straight out of the oven. I promise you won't have any left overs.

    Dough Ingredients

    2 TSP Instant Yeast
    1 Cup Warm Milk
    ¼ Cup Sugar
    1/3 Cup Melted Butter
    1 TSP Salt
    1 Egg, beaten
    1 TSP Vanilla
    3…

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  • Fattet Hummus

    A satisfying weekend brunch using leftover bread.

    I use dinner rolls or hamam bread that hasn't been used to pack lunch boxes during the week to minimize food waste in our household.  Or you can use a traditional recipe by frying pita bread.

    Ingredients

    Dinner rolls shredded into squares
    1 cup humus

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  • SUJUK TUSCAN P A S T A

    S U J U K • T U S C A N • P A S T A

    This is my personal twist on a classic Tuscan Pasta.

    Ingredients

    1 package medium shell
    2 – 3 pcs Suju
     1 package frozen spinac
     2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
    2 tablespoons butter
    Salt/Pepper to Taste
    Chicken stock powder to taste
    2 cups heavy…

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  • Baked Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes & Chickpeas

    When I first told mu husband we're having chicken with chickpeas for lunch, he gave me a disapproving look. Needless to say, he scraped more chickpeas off his plate than I ever did! This is a winner, tossed together in 5 minutes and baked for 30. Talk about quick and delicious.

    Ingredients

    4 Chicken Breasts

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  • Mante Express

    I would like to think of Mante as a Main Course, but seriously we can't have enough of it, so we really think of it as an appetizer or a side dish. I love making the dough from scratch, but also learned that making it with this easy hack, is less time consuming, and almost delivers the same result.

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Marhaba!

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.

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

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Our Favorite Books in Dec

My eldest Hana is attending Lubna’s Pre School (so sad it’s our last year there she will be off to KG next year!), every December they encourage parents to read to their children through a fun and engaging competition, mind you, they encourage…

Hello 32!

Life is a roller coaster; time passes by so fast you feel like a hamster on a wheel. I feel in the short 32 years that I’ve lived so far that I did it by the book, so here is to a year where I should go with my gut instead. I did my dues,…

The Working Mom’s Guide to Meal Planning

OK, so let’s get real, you know how hard it is to be a working mom and to cook every single day? Every month, every new year, I say 'this month is going to be different', THIS MONTH: I’M GOING TO COOK DAILY and serve fresh, homemade meals…

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