The Lebanese cuisine is filled with so many amazing vegan options and this is one of them. I will be in Lebanon next week which is SO exciting, I will make sure to update my instagram (rana.banana) with all the yummy vegan finds!
Traditionally this is made with swiss chard leaves and is called Hindbeh, however it is not so easy to find fresh swiss chard in Dubai so we used Spinach instead. By we, I mean my father and I 🙂
If I had known how easy it is it to make peanut butter, I would have started making this long ago!! Me and my husband had run out of our favorite PB brand at the market so I decided to surprise him with my own homemade version 🙂 Continue reading
Freekeh! The name alone gets a lot of attention, freaky, get it? Ok ill stop now.
This is one of my absolute favorites dishes growing up, although traditionally it is made with some sort of meat and more oil/ghee/butter, this recipe keeps all taste while lightening up the dish my way 😉
Yes you heard that right, I stuffed my wara’a enab with quinoa. To my grandma this was unheard of, first what the hell is quinoa second where is the meat!!
Nonetheless I went ahead and attempted my first stuffed vine leaves cooking experience and they turned out oh so amazing! I under estimated how tiring it was to roll so many, makes me appreciate all the times I’ve had them and all those women who must have been rolling them for hours! 🙂
Oh and meet my grandma aka Tata 🙂
The summer months are here in Dubai and it is getting very stuffy,nothing better than a cold green smoothie to start your day during these hot months 🙂
On a more positive note I have been enjoying my vegan month so much that I think it just MIGHT change the way I eat for a long time! The benefits I feel are endless, but most of all I love the feeling that I am doing something good for my body and the planet.
Let me share one of my favorite things to do – Add ingredients to a pot, 30 minutes later I have a ready healthy and delicious meal. Simple, easy and quick!
Even though I love to cook, I sometimes just want a quick healthy dish in under 30 minutes!
Pizza could be one of the most diverse dishes out there, not only can you choose your toppings depending on your diet preferences but even the crust!
This is always going to be a special dish as this is the first meal I made in my new kitchen. Maybe I’ll post pictures of my kitchen soon, yay or nay? 🙂
The more colors your dish has the better it is for you! Ok so I just made that up but pretty sure this could be true. Just look at these rolls- nothing like this can ever be bad for you 🙂
I enjoy these on the weekend when I have a little bit more time to cook. My husband is a meat lover so he usually likes to fill these with chicken!
Hello from Cyprus! I am 4 days away from officially being a married woman- So many emotions, I cannot describe it. There will definitely be photos of the ceremony and the party in my next post 🙂
No one should ever have to give up sushi regardless of what diet you are on! Paleo, vegan or vegetarian you can make it work – this is what I love about these little guys, they can easily be customizable depending on what you like to eat.