• lentil skillet
    Brunch,  Gluten Free

    Breakfast Lentil Skillet

    Recently, my husband told me that he wanted to start eating more protein. So, of course, I came up with something that wasn’t boring and knew he wouldn’t mind eating. He always ordered skillets when we go out or brunch and that’s how the idea of this breakfast lentil skillet came about. After doing research, I noticed that lentils have a large amount of protein in them in comparison to other foods. It’s funny because I wouldn’t think lentils were good for anything but Lentil soup (3adas). I never really was a fan of them, to be honest. They actually worked really well in this skillet with eggs, cheese, and tomatoes.…

  • avocado egg salad
    Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Avocado Egg Salad

    Need an easy breakfast idea? You must try this especially if you love all things eggs and avocados. The avocados adds the creaminess to this egg salad; you honestly don’t miss the mayo. Avocado is a much healthier and beneficial substitution. This is an awesome way to get in extra protein early in the morning as well. It’s delicious on its own and even more so stuffed in a sandwich! Servings: approx. 4-5 people Total Time: 15 min Ingredients 2 pitted avocados 7 hard boiled eggs 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1/4 cup chopped dill 3/4 of a lemon’s juice 1/2 tbsp mustard 1 tsp garlic powder Salt & Pepper to…

  • Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Refreshing Chicken Salad

    Hey friends! I hope you are all doing well. Today, I will be sharing with you a delicious refreshing chicken salad recipe. I have had 3 chicken breasts staring at me in the fridge for the last 2 days. It has been months since I made chicken salad and thought it would be a great idea for lunch throughout the week. I find most chicken salads to be very heavy but this one is lighter and perfect for those who are dairy and gluten intolerant and/or following the keto diet. What I love about this salad is that it tastes even better the next day when it’s chilled and the…

  • tomato and beef skillet
    Appetizers,  Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Keto,  Side Dishes

    Tomato & Beef Skillet

    Hi friends! My parents have been gone for about a week now and I miss them so much. I hope you all enjoyed my mom’s food and recipes but let’s not forget my dads tomato and beef skillet. It was so delicious and made with lots of love. He used to make this dish all the time in his college days because it was easy and flavorful. Today, I will be sharing with you this recipe as my addition to the tomato summer collaboration. Check out the hashtag #wesaytomatoes on Instagram to see more tomato-inspired dishes from awesome bloggers and chefs. Servings: 2-4 people Total Time: approx. 1 hour Ingredients 3…

  • smoothie bowl
    Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Dessert,  Gluten Free

    Cherry Banana Smoothie Bowl

    Hey, my awesome friends! Today I have for you a super simple brunch idea that can easily be considered a dessert too. It’s super nutritious, easy to make and above all absolutely delicious! I will remind you of an acai bowl, so if you love those then this will also be a favorite of yours. I try to utilize ingredients that are in season and right now you can’t miss those beautiful cherries in the market. They are sweet but tart and the color is just wow! I had to buy them and use them in a recipe. Here it is, a cherry banana smoothie bowl perfect for any time of…

  • Mushroom & Turkey Quiche
    Brunch

    Mushroom & Turkey Quiche

    Hi friends! I made this quiche last week when I didn’t have much time on my hands and wanted to make something easy yet filling. So, I made a turkey mushroom quiche which my husband happens to love. We both love eggs; so this dish is always a home run. The onions and mushrooms keep the quiche super moist and flavorful while the ground turkey adds a kick to the dish and makes it more hearty. Servings: 2-4 people Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1/2 lb of ground turkey 1 tbsp taco or chili seasoning 1 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tbsp onion powder salt & pepper to…

  • greek salad
    Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Side Dishes

    Greek Style Quinoa Salad

    A few years ago, I visited a local Greek restaurant and ordered a delicious orzo salad. I decided to make a dish that showcases the same flavors but using quinoa instead since its healthier than orzo which is a pasta by the way. This recipe is super simple and proves that just several fresh ingredients make such a difference in a meal. This is the perfect meal prep for lunch or side dish to a dinner. The salad pairs beautifully with plump grilled shrimp or chicken. I hope you enjoy this yummy salad with Mediterranean flair. Ingredients 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley 1/4 cup finely…

  • 3ijeh
    Appetizers,  Brunch,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan

    Zucchini Egg Fritters (3ijeh)

    Hi my friends! How was your weekend? I’ve been meaning to share this delicious simple egg recipe because I am sure just like me you guys must be sick of eating chicken or red meat every day for iftar. Every now and then, my family would make an iftar meal known as nawashef where basically we would eat baba ghanouj, hummus, pita bread with other dips along with eggs and other veggie dishes with soup and salad. Those were always one of my favorite meals! It was like a cleanse from eating so much meat. One aspect of those dinners always included 3ijeh which is this zucchini and veggie egg…

  • Appetizers,  Brunch,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan,  Vegan

    Baba Ghanoush (Eggplant Dip)

    I like to think of Baba Ghanoush as the sibling of the well known hummus! It is an appetizer that is served on almost every Middle Eastern brunch table right beside the hummus and falafel. For those who don’t know, Baba Ghanoush also known as Imtabal is a smoky eggplant dish topped with olive oil and eaten with bread. It is a very simple dish to make and not to mention healthy. It requires minimal ingredients and prep time. It’s completely vegan just like most middle eastern appetizers. Lately, I actually prefer this over hummus! I hope you try to make it and enjoy it 🙂 Ingredients 1 eggplant 2…

  • foul
    Brunch,  Dessert,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan

    Foul Mudammas (Fava Bean Breakfast Dish)

    I always looked forward to Sunday because the family would always get together to have a traditional Arabic breakfast which is my favorite. On the table, you will always find this foul recipe. Each country has its own twist in the Middle East as to how they make this. This is my mom’s way of making foul for many years and what takes it to another level is the sauce. The jalapeno lemon topping adds a great tang to the beans. The tomatoes and cilantro add a nice fresh bite as well. Some people will drown the foul with olive oil but I personally prefer it without as much oil.…