Easy and healthy lunch 

With a newborn in my arms and a toddler running around (and packing for our move) I barely have time to eat let alone cook! So my lunches have to be quick and satisfying, but a bit on the light side so I don’t feel sluggish the rest of the day. Thankfully, late summer produce…

Grilling and bbq marinades

It’s that time of year again, the sun is shining and all we want to do is sit outside and enjoy the hot weather! So we’ve been trying to host dinner al fresco whenever possible. Here are a few tips and quick marinades to make this possible…. even on weeknights! 1. Simple marinades These simple…

Ramadan recipes

Ramadan is here! And you know what that means… around my house it’s a time to reflect and to giving thanks, time for prayer and to slow down… also a time to enjoy a lot of Arabic food! Links to our most popular recipes (click the title for the links) and recipes to two base…

Pregnancy meal plan

After seeing a few pregnant mommas stressed about eating healthy during their pregnancies,  I thought I’d share what my meals looked like when I was pregnant. My meals consisted of easy and colorful dishes. I didn’t really restrict myself. I ate what my body wanted to eat; if I craved ice cream or frozen yogurt…

Easy peasy- baby friendly & grown-up sous-vide peas

Here is a super easy sous-vide recipe, perfect if you are looking to add more greens to your (or your kids) plate. Sous-vide French peas Grown-up version Makes 2 servings Ingredients 2 c frozen peas 1/2 c napa cabbage, shredded 1 slice of bacon, cut into thin strips 1/2 tblsp butter Salt In a 500…

Introducing solid food & sous-vide cooking

When my baby reached the 6-month mark she was showing all the tell tale signs (sitting up, showing interest in food, smacking lips…) that she was ready to start eating something other than breast milk. We were so excited to start introducing solid food and we were keen on making all her food at home….

Matcha Salt

This simple seasoning is perfect for summer! Add it to grilled fish or seafood for a vibrant punch of color and taste. Matcha brings a lovely green, grassy flavor that pairs wonderfully with seafood! The lemon zest helps liven up the mix. What you need: 1 tbsp Maldon salt 1 tsp Matcha* zest of one…

Easy Valentine’s day recipe – Classic Fondue

For all of you looking for an easy way to celebrate this romantic holiday, here is a recipe for you… Fondue is great whether you are celebrating with your loved one, or with friends and family! We normally enjoy it by itself with a simple salad on the side and some nice desserts! Classic Fondue…

Arabic food inspiration

A little food inspiration from this summer…. Mezze Labneh with za’atar Fattouch Main Dishes Hawawshi~ Minced meat cooked in bread Mansaf~ Lamb cooked in jameed over a bed of saffron rice and bread Hope you enjoy it!

Thanksgiving: Stuffing

Hello everyone, can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?! I am still in awe that it’s November! This year has flown by. Busy schedules, lots of planning, lovely family and friends gatherings…There are so many things to be thankful for this year! I love the holidays because, not only do I get a chance to see…

Butternut squash Ravioli

A few weeks ago a very dear friend surprised us with a visit. It’s always great to be able to spend time with your loved ones, especially when those reunions are accompanied with delicious food! And that is exactly what happened! In quebec we are lucky to have great seasonal activities, and nothing says fall…

Quick update & a summery side

I am currently visiting my mom and it’s wonderful being back home! Spending languid summer days relaxing, nature gazing, and most importantly surrounding myself with loved ones and {obviously} enjoying good food! My mom received us with homemade raviolis simply dressed in butter and freshly-cut sage, from her lovely herb garden which is overflowing with green!…