Baby Arugula and Sunflower Sprouts Salad with Grilled Shrimp and a Conadria Fig Vinaigrette

Anita Dairy Free, Fruits, Gluten Free, Greens, Salad, What's Cooking 2 Comments

Three more weeks until school is in session and that means more jumping, playing, and running with my son (and my daughter).  I  look at him in amazement of the endless energy that exudes from him.  He wears me down!  So these days, I’m lucky to get a lunch break or even a snack, which usually consists of what they’re …

Minty Mango Coconut Gelato and a Mango Chocolate Soufflé

Anita Dairy Free, Dessert, Fruits, Gluten Free, What's Cooking 3 Comments

Summer is not kidding around.  It’s incredibly hot around here and I find myself daydreaming about long gone days spent at the beaches of Limassol (Cyprus), enjoying the Mediterranean breeze, hanging out with friends all day long, then going home to clean up and heading right back out for a night of food – souvlakis and cola floats!! (wow! Makes …

Lebanese Fruit Cocktail with Fragrant Avocado and Mango Purées and Ashta

Anita Dessert, Fruits, Gluten Free, Kids Eat Here, Nuts, What's Cooking 8 Comments

It doesn’t get any more “Summery” than this dessert.  A very classic Lebanese concoction found at every street corner café in Beirut, blending local and regional fruits into a fresh and healthy dessert that you can really sink your teeth into.  It’s an absolute favorite in our house, even for the kids. It was around 10:30 in the evening the …

Grilled Zucchinis and Sea Scallops and Two Sauces

Anita Dairy Free, Entrée, Fruits, Gluten Free, Herbs, Paleo, Shellfish, Vegetables, What's Cooking 4 Comments

Hello June.  Where has the time gone?  School is out this week and it’s time for a break, so in a few days I pack the kids and a million of their necessities and we drive to Virginia to spend some time with my family.   It’s always fun there, lots of friends and family, and in Lebanese that translates to …

Strawberries in Full Bloom: A Mousse and Lemonade

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We’ve been waiting for three years to take our son for strawberry picking. Well he was just too young, he would have just uprooted the whole strawberry farm.  Now that he’s a “big boy” as he calls himself, he had such a wonderful time, picking, eating and eating and some picking.  We came home with about 30 pounds of juicy, …