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Spice Up Your Next Barbecue: 15+ Middle Eastern Recipes You Must Try 480 640 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Spice Up Your Next Barbecue: 15+ Middle Eastern Recipes You Must Try

Spice Up Your Next Barbecue: 15+ Middle Eastern Recipes You Must Try Growing up in a traditional Lebanese home, charcoal barbecues were my dad’s favourite. He would find any opportunity or excuse to light up that fire! Many of my cherished childhood memories actually involve a barbecue.  And what kind of daughter would I be…

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A Story About Food And Culture: Aunty Suad’s Legacy

A Story About Food And Culture: Aunty Suad’s Legacy I met Aunty Suad in 2007 over a cup of tea that lasted for hours.  At the time, I was involved in a voluntary project called ‘Taste of Palestine’, which aimed to put together a cookbook by interviewing and sharing the stories and recipes of Palestinian…

Chili avocado hummus
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9 Most Delicious Ways To Eat Your Homemade Hummus

9 Most Delicious Ways To Eat Your Homemade Hummus Hummus or hummus bi tahini in Arabic is a staple dish in the Middle Eastern cuisine and one of the most loved dips around the world. It’s also gluten-free and a great source of plant-based protein and fibre, which makes it an amazingly healthy addition to…

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Shahin Family Traditions: Tomato Sauce Day

Shahin Family Traditions: Tomato Sauce Day Tomato Sauce Day is our annual tradition and it’s been like this for almost a decade, despite our non-Italian roots. As a cook and self-declared foodie, I’m always excited when we get to that time of the year when tomatoes are ripe because I know that soon enough we’ll…

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The Struggle of Never-Ending Teenage Hunger

The Struggle of Never-Ending Teenage Hunger One of the greatest joys of having growing boys in the house – their never ending appetite. My always hungry, growing boys. When boys go through their growth spurts, their appetites are tremendous! I’m often left wondering how and when they finished the bottle of milk or bread I…

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Preserving Olives and Memories

Preserving Olives and Memories June 2018 Olives are a fascinating food. They’re one of the oldest known cultivated trees in the world – the first recorded evidence of farming by humans was as early as 3750 BC. How incredible is that? Religiously, Olives have had significance in the Middle East for thousands of years. Olives,…

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Taverna Paraga, Rhodes Greece

My most memorable experience during this trip was the cooking class at the ‘Taverna Paraga’ in Apollona Village. This cooking session was organized directly through our hotel. Yannis was the chef and owner of this traditional Greek tavern. Coincidently, this tavern was on my list to visit, as it was highly recommended in a food…