Welcome! Ahlan wa sahlan! Bienvenidos! I am Hanady, an International Affairs graduate and researcher with a passion for travel, storytelling, photography, and all things food. I was born and raised in America, and currently live back and forth between the US and Palestine in the Eastern Mediterranean. Having grown up in a multicultural family of Palestinian and Spanish/Puerto Rican origins, I have always enjoyed combining flavors of different cuisines to produce unique dishes. I found that great beauty results from the fusion of two or more different cultures. Food has the power of bringing people together, bridging cultural gaps, and breaking stereotypes. Indeed, good food is appreciated universally.
Most of my learning has been acquired through self-instruction as well as from the teachings of my family members. I have gained much inspiration from my travels in the Mediterranean, Latin America, Southeast Asia, North America, Middle East, and Europe. One of the reasons for which I love the kitchen so much is because it’s a place of infinite learning.
While I do not subscribe to any particular dietary preference, I love using fresh, whole, seasonal, organic, and minimally processed ingredients in my recipes. Fortunately, those are also the most abundant ingredients in Palestine, where I spend a great deal of time. So naturally, I have come to appreciate such foods more than ever. They are not only better for you, but so much more delicious. That being said, you will find a variety of flavors on this blog. As the famous saying goes, “everything in moderation, even moderation!”
All of the recipes posted on this site have been tested and perfected several times for your enjoyment.
I welcome any feedback, questions, or comments and hope that you will enjoy the recipes and stories I develop through my journeys!
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