Falafel Sandwiches

This amazing Mediterranean invention is by far my favorite. How not to love chickpeas and tahina sauce?! The usual falafel recipe calls for deep frying, but here I resort to baking. Not only is it healthier, it is tastier! Ingredients: 250 grams chickpeas (soaked over night with double the amount of water) or canned and…

Molokhia with Chicken

One of the benefits of living in the Middle East is easy access to many amazing super veggies and foods that are difficult to find elsewhere. One of those is Molokhia! Molokhia offers fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and selenium, as well as vitamin C, E, K, B6, A, and niacin. It also contains…

Granny’s Apple Cinnamon Cake

This is one of my favorites (and my toddlers!). It is delish, sweet, and can be modified for healthier needs. Ingredients: 1 cup white sugar & 1 cup brown sugar 2 TBSP brown sugar reserved for the end 3 eggs 1 .5 cup veggie oil 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp…

Petite Financiers

Financiers are small french cakes, known for their delicious butter-caramelized flavor. They contain almond and are shaped as rectangles, some believe to resemble gold bars. They became popular in the financial district of Paris surrounding Paris stock exchange. These mini nibbles are a perfect compliment with tea fresh off the oven. Easy, quick, and most…