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March 2, 2017


  I've always been a self-talker, I'd like to believe, in a good way. I am the kind of person who would not fall asleep at night until I think about everything I had done on that day and ask myself if I had handled things the best way possible. I like to constantly 'check in' with myself. This self-talk business has intensified [...]

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Oven-baked tomato sauce with basil and garlic

September 10, 2016

People who know me well, know how much I love pasta. It's a weakness, and it is probably the only food I cannot turn down no matter what. I try to limit it to only once a week, and I usually stick to this, otherwise it gets out of control. But everytime I make pasta I have to make [...]

Okra stew with lamb shoulder featured in NETFLIGHTS magazine

April 29, 2016

  I don't know if everyone has such fond memories of their mama's food, but every now and then something happens that reminds me of a dish my mum used to cook and waves of happy times come flooding back .. This time I owe it to NETFLIGHTS invitation which made me cook, photograph and write down [...]

November 12, 2015

Roasted vegetables with barley and mint salad

A combination of seasonal vegetables and fruit -roasted or grilled- is very common on a middle eastern table, usually served as a side dish. In my house though, we love having roasted vegetables as a main meal most of the times, so on a meat-free day this dish would be a feast by itself. roasting vegetables- [...]