Dishes from Around the World

Maghmour (Lebanese Eggplant- Vegan)

Maghmour (Lebanese Eggplant- Vegan)

Maghmour is a delicious Lebanese Eggplant vegan dish   made with eggplants, tomatoes, onions and chickpeas. I love eggplants! How can you not? They are full of flavor, and taste delicious sautéed in a simple marinade or in a stew or as a dip Baba Ghanoush. One of my favorite ways […]

Lebanese Lentil Soup (Vegan)

Lebanese Lentil Soup (Vegan)

Lebanese Lentil Soup is a vegan soup packed with lentils, potatoes, carrots, celery, cilantro, cumin and lots of lemon. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner! My mom makes a lot of Lebanese Lentil Soup- mainly during Ramadan but the rest of the year she rarely makes it. But today I […]

How to Make Perfect Lebanese Rice

How to Make Perfect Lebanese Rice

You know you’re a Lebanese cooking goddess once you’ve mastered Authentic Lebanese Rice!   How hard can it be to make the perfect bowl of Lebanese Rice? For some people really hard (I won’t say names!) but there is no reason for that! The recipe and technique is a so easy! […]

Bazella (Lebanese Stew with Peas)

Bazella (Lebanese Stew with Peas)

Bazella (Lebanese Stew with Peas) is a classic dish made of peas, beef, tomatoes, onion, cilantro and garlic served over Arabic Rice. The perfect dish to warm you up on a cold night! \ Bazella with Rice is one of my favorite Lebanese stews, yet I’ve only recently started making […]

Baked Taco Casserole

Baked Taco Casserole

Your family will love Baked Taco Casserole on Taco Night made with soft tortillas, flavorful meat and vegetables and a creamy bechamel sauce! This recipe came about because I had 2 packages of soft tortillas that have fallen apart. It would be impossible to roll them into nice little tacos. […]

Lebanese Okra Stew

Lebanese Okra Stew

If you love okra, you’ll love this stew! Lebanese Okra Stew with Beef (also known as Bamya) is a thick stew of okra, tomatoes, onion, garlic and beef, is traditionally served throughout Lebanon Mr. Nomad vehemently dislikes Lebanese Okra Stew. He never gave me a reason and in all of our years of […]

Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak is my childhood favorite! With plenty of mushrooms and onions, swimming in a thick beef gravy, Salisbury Steak is the perfect meal to warm up your family on a cold winter day!   I don’t think I’ve had Salisbury Steak since I was in elementary school. It was […]

Lebanese Cabbage Rolls (Malfoof)

Lebanese Cabbage Rolls (Malfoof)

Lebanese Cabbage Rolls are delicious. If you’ve never had them you are really missing out! The flavor of the cabbage is really subdued in the cooking process, leaving you with a bundle of rice flavored with beef, tomatoes, garlic and mint. I have an overflow of vegetables in my refrigerator. Along […]

Vegetable Buddha Bowl

Vegetable Buddha Bowl

I know I live in China but sometimes I miss the Chinese food from back home. There’s a restaurant in Toledo called Balance, an Asian fusion restaurant. They have these delicious bowls filled with steaming rice, fresh vegetables and different proteins. You can create your own bowl or pick one of […]

Shanghai Family Magazine: Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Cheeseball

Shanghai Family Magazine: Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Cheeseball

I find myself hosting more gatherings in Shanghai than I did in any other place I lived. Between book club, neighborhood potlucks and kids parties there always seems to be a reason to make something delicious to serve to family and friends. Personally I’m a salty snacker. I love dips and spreads […]