• chicken shawarma tacos
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Chicken Shawarma Tacos

    One of my fondest memories traveling to Jordan was eating shawarma with my cousins at 1 am while watching a movie. It was our thing. In Jordan, restaurants and shops would literally stay open into the night for people to enjoy. I love the nightlife over there; never a dull moment. The shawarma was unlike no other. Anyone who has tried it will tell you that but here in the states, we do our best to make shawarma as close as possible to what we know. Today, I made some chicken shawarma tacos using Wild Garden’s Marinade. I know, tacos are not traditional at all but this meal super delicious…

  • middle eastern baked kufta
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto,  Ramadan

    Middle Eastern Baked Kufta

    My blog’s two year anniversary was just the other day. Where does the time go? It makes me so happy to share a part of me with all of you. This recipe is influenced by my mama but has my special touches! You can say that Kufta is a staple in Middle Eastern households. It is made at least a few times a month in different forms. Sometimes grilled, sometimes baked with veggies or even in a tahini sauce. This recipe is really easy to put together and makes for a delicious meal with rice and salad. I promise this will be a recipe on rotation in your household! Servings:…

  • seafood pasta
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Seafood Pasta

    Hey friends! Are any of you a seafood lover? If so, I got the recipe for you! If not, then this recipe just may change your mind. It is definitely worth trying especially since it takes less than 20 minutes to make! This pasta dish is super light and flavorful. The combination of scallops and shrimp work beautifully with the lemon garlic sauce. I promise once you have a bite of this; you will keep going back for me. I cannot wait for you to try for yourself! Servings: approx. 2-4 people Total Time: Approx. 15-20 minutes Ingredients 10 pieces of jumbo scallops 20 pieces of shrimp deveined with no…

  • cod dinner
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Cod Dinner

    Hey friends! Lately, I have been a little obsessed with cod. I literally just discovered it a month ago and now I cannot get enough. We have it every week. If you arent familiar with it, it a white fish mild in taste but literally melts in your mouth. It takes on flavor really well. Growing up, my mother made one particular salad next to any fish dish she served and that is this parsley tahini-based salad known as bakdoonseyeh. It is creamy, citrusy and so delicious! I share the recipe with you all below because it pairs just beautifully with seafood. This cod dinner is a must-try and it…

  • summer corn salad
    Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Dessert,  Gluten Free,  Side Dishes,  Vegan

    Summer Corn Salad

    The other day I stopped by a local farmers market on my way home and saw these beautiful corn husks. I couldn’t help myself and bought a few without even knowing what I would make with them; I just couldn’t resist their beauty. They stayed in the fridge for a few days before I realized that they would make for a deliciously refreshing salad near a seafood dish. Yesterday, I whipped up some blackened salmon steaks and made this beautiful summer corn salad to accompany it and boy was it amazing. I am going back today to get more corn; let’s just say that! This would also be amazing as…

  • vegan pasta
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Vegan Pasta

    Hey my lovely friends! Who doesn’t love a good pasta dish? A little over a week ago, I showed you on my Instagram page how to make this super easy weeknight meal after my workout. I literally put it together in 20 minutes and it was delicious especially it being both vegan and gluten-free. I honestly thought after deciding to eat less dairy and gluten that I would never be able to enjoy dishes like pasta again but that is not true; just follow this recipe and you will see! Servings: 2-4 Total Time: approx. 20 min Ingredients 3 cups of sliced mushrooms 5 minced garlic cloves 2 cups of…

  • lemon garlic cod in a skillet
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Lemon Garlic Cod in a skillet

    Hey friends! Lately, my husband and I have been trying to eat more seafood in our weekly diet. We are lessening our red meat consumption and adding more fish instead. Cod is a fish that I never grew up eating but unlike other fishes; it is actually quite affordable. I bought a pound for $12 from Whole Foods which is a steal for seafood! Let’s just say this simple recipe will make its weekly routine into our lives. It is so easy to make after a long day of work and really healthy too. Ingredients 1 1lb of cod fillet ( about 4 pieces) 4 tbsp unsalted butter (you can…

  • Mediterranean omelette
    Appetizers,  Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Mediterranean omelette

    I made this dish the other weekend for Sunday brunch alongside some delicious hummus and it was so delicious. My husband and I have been trying to come up with a new tradition of cooking together on Sunday morning’s and this is one of the dishes that was whipped up. This dish is also awesome for those trying to cut carbs but need something filling and nutritious! Servings: 2 large omelettes Total Time: approx. 20 min Ingredients 10-12 eggs (we did 6 just whites but that is up to you) 1 cup chopped fresh spinach 1 cup diced bell pepper 1 large onion finely chopped Handful of parsley chopped finely…

  • chicken stuffed zucchini boats
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Keto

    Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    I am here to make eating healthy easier for you guys. For all of you who want a delicious wholesome meal in 30 minutes then this dish is for you. I am using ground chicken from Boxed Halal which tasted great and is a service perfect to those who don’t have access to halal meats close to them. The zucchini is the perfect vegetable for stuffing because not only does it get tender and delicious but also keeps its shape making it very easy to eat and enjoy. They are also inexpensive which is a win-win! Servings: 6 zucchini boats Total Time: approx. 30 min Ingredients 3 zucchinis 1 lb…

  • Mediterranean Ground Beef Lettuce Taco
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Mediterranean Ground Beef Lettuce Taco

    I got another healthy recipe for you guys that can be made in under 30 minutes. Lettuce has become the new bread for low carb options and you know what? It is a great vehicle to make for a delicious bite. Servings: about 6 tacos Total Time: approx. 30 min Ingredients 1 lb of ground beef 1/4 of an onion Handful of Parsley 2 Garlic cloves Salt & Pepper to taste 1 tbsp all spice 2 tbsp olive oil (for cooking) Instructions Mix all the herbs in a food processor then add to the ground beef along with the seasonings. Add 1-2 tbsp of olive oil to a pan, and…