• 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…

  • strawberry banana muffins
    Dairy Free,  Dessert,  Gluten Free

    Strawberry Banana Muffins

    Who doesn’t love the combination of strawberry and banana? It is heavenly! Now, imagine that in your morning muffin with a cup of coffee. Sounds good right? What if I told you this was super easy to put together and everyone from children to adults would enjoy? Even those with dietary restrictions will appreciate this recipe. It is a great way to utilize both bananas and strawberries that are on the verge of going bad and making something amazing out of them. Check out the recipe below! Servings: approx. 16 muffins Total Time: approx. 45 min Ingredients 2 cups Gluten Free Flour (Bob’s Red Mill Baking Flour 1:1) (This may…

  • shrimp quinoa bowl
    Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Shrimp Quinoa Bowls

    Lately, I have been focusing on getting more fit and eating cleaner more wholesome foods. This is one of those bowls that will surely fill you up and tastes great. The shrimp is cooked to the perfection and the fresh and roasted veggies give a great addition of flavor along with the herb tahini yogurt dressing! It doesn’t take much time to put together so it makes for a great healthy weeknight meal. Servings: 2 bowls Total Time: approx. 30 min Shrimp Ingredients 20 Jumbo Raw Shrimp deveined and tail off 3 crushed garlic cloves A squeeze of lemon juice Salt & pepper to taste 2 tbsp of olive oil…

  • Chocolate Almond Date balls
    Dessert,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan,  Snacks,  Vegan

    Chocolate Almond Date Balls

    I have so many dates left from Ramadan that I wanted to create some date balls which are super popular nowadays. This flavor combo however is heavenly! It almost reminds me of an almond version of Ferrera Roche but healthier! Let’s just say these are addicting and you will probably want to make 2 servings of it! Servings: approx. 16 Total Time: approx. 15 min Ingredients 14 Mejdool dates 1/3 cup creamy almond butter 3/4 cup raw almonds 1 tsp vanilla Sprinkle of salt 2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1-2 tbsp water Instructions Submerge the dates in water for 15 minutes to soften them. In a food…

  • chicken gyro and baked fries
    Dinner,  Ramadan

    Chicken Gyro & Baked Fries

    Servings: 5 sandwiches Total Time: approx. 45 min not including marinating time Chicken Ingredients 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into small to medium cubes 1 cup plain yogurt (I used Dairy Free Kitehill yogurt) 2 tbsp olive oil Salt & pepper to taste 1 tbsp seven spice 1 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp onion powder 1 tbsp garlic powder 3 minced garlic cloves 1/2 a lemon’s juice 1 tsp cumin 1 tbsp chili powder Fry Ingredients 4-5 Idaho potatoes cut in half then each half cut into 4’s in the shape of fries 3 tbsp of olive oil Salt & pepper to taste Other Ingredients 5 Gyro Bread’s 1/4 cup…

  • moroccan lamb stew
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan

    Moroccan Lamb Stew

    Happy Weekend friends! When I was in California a few months ago, my good friend Ala whipped up this delicious Moroccan lamb stew and I was in heaven. It was so good! I recently got the recipe from her and want to share it with you guys because my hubby and I absolutely love it. You need to give this dish a chance! Servings: 2-4 people Total Time: approx. 5 hours Marinade Ingredients 2-3 lbs of lamb shoulder cut medium in size 1 tbsp turmeric 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tbsp cumin powder 1 tsp cinnamon Salt & pepper to taste 1 tbsp paprika 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tbsp…

  • eggplant fesenjan
    Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan,  Side Dishes,  Vegan

    Eggplant “Fesenjan”

    I have been trying to make more vegetarian recipes and I remembered this favorite of mine. It is a classic Persian dish but of course, I have my own twist on it hence the quotations. I have had fesenjan twice before at restaurants and always enjoyed it. This is actually my favorite way to eat eggplant. They are so tender and delicious. I promise you this dish will be a go-to recipe in your household. Did I mention it is super simple too? Servings: 2-4 Total Time: approx. 1 hour Ingredients 2 large eggplants (no stem) cut into batons or cubes (whatever you prefer) 2 yellow onions sliced thinly 2…

  • no bake knafeh cheesecake
    Dessert,  Ramadan

    No bake Knafeh Cheesecake

    I have been thinking about recipe developing this cheesecake for a long time! I have had so much love with my Nescafe cake which requires no baking whatsoever that I decided to make another Middle Eastern dessert with a modern twist that requires no baking. Knafeh is a very popular dessert with many variations across the Middle East but the most popular would be the one with cheese which Nablus, Palestine is known for. I actually have that variation on my blog posts already. This is my take on an American cheesecake but using the shredded phyllo dough for the crust and topping. I hope you enjoy it! Servings: 8-12…

  • makrouta
    Dessert,  Ramadan

    Makrouta

    I would love to introduce you guys to Makuta, a delicious date filled cookie known for its aromatic anise flavor and delicious sesame topping. This cookie is very similar to Ma’amoul which is a very popular Middle Eastern date filled cookie often served around Eid for Muslims. While Ma’amoul is more delicate and intricate to make, Makrouta is sturdier, less sweet, and easier to produce. It makes for a mouthwatering treat with a warm cup of tea or coffee. I will be sharing with you a recipe that my mom once shared with me for these beautiful and flavorful Makrouta cookies using some of the best products from Ziyad Brand.…

  • Roasted chicken and potatoes
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Roasted Chicken & Potatoes

    Ever just go in the kitchen, and see what you had then made a delicious meal out of it? This recipe was made on a whim! I had some garlic sauce that I made the day before and chicken sitting in the fridge ready to be cooked. I needed some sort of side and absolutely LOVE potatoes, especially crispy ones. So, I roasted some chicken with some amazing potatoes and we had a fantastic dinner. You can use whatever chicken you please but I recommend bone in with skin on for this recipe. Keep in mind that depending on the size of your chicken that cooking time will be different.…