Libyan soup, or more simply called “shurba” in Libya, is my favorite soup. No one calls it “Shurba Libeeya” in Libya because it’s just known as “shurba,” which translates to “soup.” Such a simple name. And there is never any confusion if you say you are making “shurba” to a Libyan, they’ll know exactly which soup you… Continue reading Soup Adventures, Part 2 – Libyan Soup
My siblings and I were raised on spicy food. If the food wasn’t spicy to begin with, we supplemented it with hot sauce. The hot sauce in our house was either homemade hareesa or Sriracha’s spicier sister called Huy Fong’s Garlic Chili Sauce. The homemade hareesa is hands-down my favorite of the two; however, it’s availability… Continue reading Spice Up Your Life/Dinner – Libyan Hareesa (Hot Sauce)
Lattes, cappucinos and tea are essential parts of my life. I need at least one of these each day and it has nothing to do with a caffeine fix. Unfortunately, caffeine does absolutely nothing for me. However, the act of holding and leisurely sipping a warm cup of something is so comforting that I need the… Continue reading Coffee Break Nomnoms – Arshella (Almond-Anise Biscotti)
A delicous bowl of Algerian-style chicken soup with a velvety texture and a lemony broth. This soup is a keeper!
A unique, western Libyan dish of steamed rice with a tomato-meat sauce. It’s ready in just 45 minutes, so it makes for a wonderful weeknight meal!
Fluffy pecan pancakes, maple syrup, pan-seared halloumi cheese and eggs make for a lovely Eid day brunch!
I still remember the first time I tried Karak tea. I was in Dubai with my family and we were wandering around Global Village, admiring many of the different cultures from around the world. We wandered through a souk in Morocco, listened to music in Egypt, enjoyed the tastes of Jordan, admired the architecture in China, watched dancers in Thailand,… Continue reading A Memorable Beverage – Karak Tea
A delicious Libyan cookie stuffed with dates and no added sugar! It’s perfect with a cup of green tea with mint.
I cannot believe that I am finally doing this! I have been talking about starting a blog for the past two years and I have finally worked up the courage to start one. I’m a little nervous, yet so excited! What makes it a little unnerving is that I feel like I am laying open a… Continue reading The Beginning