• mint lemonade
    Ramadan

    Mint Lemonade (Refreshingly Tasty)

    Hi everyone!! I’ve been wanting to make mint lemonade for a month now but my mint plant did not grow till recently. Yay! My dad also handed me some fresh mint with its roots before leaving New Jersey which I did bring with me and placed it in a glass to use out of my kitchen. Now that I had all this mint, I knew it was time to make this delicious drink that is so popular! I opted to use honey or agave as my sweetener instead of sugar because its simply  better for you and I wanted to make a lighter simpler version than the average mint lemonade.…

  • 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…

  • shrimp avocado salad
    Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan

    Shrimp Avocado Salad

    Ever have one of those days where you just feel like eating something light and refreshing especially with this hot weather? Yesterday was one of those days for me. I was pretty much sick of eating chicken or red meat and needed some change. One of the dishes I prepared was this delicious super easy shrimp avocado salad. It’s the perfect appetizer or side dish to any meal even a perfect lunch that can be made ahead of time. The radishes and nuts give a nice crunch while the mangoes add a subtle sweetness to the tangy salad. You can even substitute the mangoes for sweet corn if you prefer;…

  • Hilbeh
    Dessert,  Ramadan

    Hilbeh (Fenugreek seed Semolina cake)

    Hi everyone! How are you guys enjoying your 3 day weekend? I go back to Chicago later tonight and I am already missing my family by just the thought of leaving. I did promise you my mama’s hilbeh recipe before I left and here it is! Hilbeh is one of those Middle Eastern desserts that you either love or hate. Some people do not like the smell of the fenugreek seeds but it doesn’t bother me. The cake itself is not sweet at all. The syrup is what adds the sweetness to this dessert. Fenugreek seeds actually have severeal benefits. Its great for decreasing inflammation and cholestorol. It is said…

  • white lasagna
    Dinner,  Ramadan

    White Spinach & Mushroom Lasagna

    Hey Everyone! How are you all doing? I cant believe we are almost a week into Ramadan. I’m sharing a delicious comfort food dish with you all that is easy to whip together and everyone in the family especially the kids will enjoy it. Lasagna is one of those homey dishes that make everything feel just right. I’ve always been a fan of white lasagna and even more with garlic, mushrooms and spinach. I made this for a family gathering the other night for dinner and it was a hit! I even showed you all how to make it on my highlights on my Instagram @fufuinthekitchen. I hope you enjoy…

  • middle eastern stuffed pancakes
    Dessert,  Ramadan

    Atayef (Middle Eastern Stuffed Pancake Dessert)

    Hi my lovely friends!! Today, I am sharing with a recipe that is often prepared for Ramadan and Eid time in a Middle Eastern household! It’s a dessert thatsi extremely popular, irresistible and its shaped like an empanada! What can it be? Atayef, is a delicious baked treat usually filled with nuts or cheese but people get creative and fill it with nutella and other things too. Atayef, for those who don’t know, literally looks like a pancake except its porous and thinner than your average pancake. Atayef are nostalgic to me; its something I remember making with my parents growing up and being super excited about it too! I…

  • ramadan
    Ramadan,  Tips

    How to lose weight in Ramadan

    Hello my lovely friends! Ramadan Kareem; may you and your family have a blessed Ramadan. For those who don’t know, Ramadan is the holy month for Muslims all around the world. It is a month where we not only fast from sunrise to sunset if healthy of course but also a time to purify one’s heart and become closer to God among other things. This is a true story. A few years back when I was a college student; I hit 190 lbs on the scale and I wasn’t happy with my appearance and I knew my health was going to suffer if I continually gained weight. Something had to…

  • turkey kebabs
    Dinner,  Keto,  Ramadan

    Turkey Kebabs

    Hi everyone! How are you all doing? I’ve been really busy with cake and treat orders this week but I knew I had to get this kebab recipe out there so you guys can try for yourself how easy and delicious this really is! I will be the first to say that I am not a big fan of ground turkey; I am a ground beef kind of girl but this was super good. So, even if you aren’t the biggest fan of turkey; try it! Also, try my turkey meatloaf recipe; that would win you over too! There are plenty of spices and veggies that go into this kebab…

  • Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan,  Side Dishes

    Fattoush

    Hi everyone! Today, I am bringing you a requested dish especially now that Ramadan is around the corner. Its delicious, its healthy, and its super easy to make. Plus, everyone loves it! I don’t know about you, but fattoush is a staple on our dinner table in Ramadan or in gatherings. You will always see it offered at any Middle Eastern restaurant as well. Its one of the most popular Mediterranean salad’s next to tabbouleh. Its a simple chopped salad but what really elevates it; is the zesty dressing. The best part about the dish in my opinion is the crisp bread that soaks up some of the flavors of…

  • Parfaits
    Dairy Free,  Dessert,  Ramadan,  Snacks

    Fruit Parfaits

    Hi my wonderful friends! Hope you are all doing well 🙂 Ramadan is literally 2 weeks away! Doesn’t time pass by so fast? Many of us have a hard time eating well in Ramadan. We are so tempted by decadent desserts and carbs for days. The fact that we eat later in the evening also doesn’t help. In fact, most people gain weight during this holy month. That is one of the reasons I’m starting a Ramadan series on my blog; to share with you healthier options to foods we already love. You can find all the dishes under the Ramadan category. Many of us wake up for suhoor but…