Double Chocolate Muffins with Orange Blossom

Double chocolate muffins. But not just any double chocolate muffins. These are made with orange blossom water, yogurt, and olive oil for a rich flavor and moist texture. They are chocolatey, soft, and utterly delicious. Each bite provides a distant taste of the orange blossom just to remind you it is there. I like the…

Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Yes, that’s right. On this occasion, cookies for breakfast are indeed suitable and good for you! These pumpkin, oat, and chocolate chip cookies are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan, and unbelievably easy to make. Flavors are soft, mellow, and jazzed up by the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and pumpkin. The texture is tender and almost cake-like, although…

Rustic Peach and Almond Galette

  A delicious and most rustic galette stuffed with fresh local peaches, sugar, and spice. The crust becomes crispy from the outside and soft, flaky, and buttery from the inside. Feel free to use your fruit of choice, such as apples, plums, pears, blueberries, apricots, or nectarines. On this occassion, fresh peach slices seemed ideal and…

Chocolate and Tahini Energy Balls

These energy balls or energy “truffles” as I like to call them, are my go-to food whenever I need a lift or an energy boost. I usually make a large batch and store them in an air-tight container to enjoy throughout the week. Since they store well for 5-6 days, feel free to make them…

Fig, Date, and Chocolate Super Bars

These fig, date, and chocolate bars are my kind of wholesome indulgence. The goodness of these bars is multiplied by a plethora of health benefits that dates and figs provide. The luscious mediterranean fruits also contribute a natural sweetness that is simply delightful to the taste. Combined with salted cashews and creamy dark chocolate, these flavors are only heightened in…

Raw Date and Peanut Butter Bars

These bars are decadent, chocolatey, naturally sweet, and simply scrumptious. Plus, they are guilt-free, require only 4 ingredients, and a few minutes to make. Need I say more? Actually, I should mention that they are so good that you will become addicted after the first bite, so if you lack self control, make sure that…

3 Ingredient Date Energy Bites

Vibrant and nutty pistachios, plump and juicy medjool dates, and smooth dark chocolate are the only ingredients you’ll need for these simple pleasures. Beautiful, gourmet, and effortless, these treats are one of the easiest delicacies you will ever make. Whether you prepare them in batches to give to your loved ones as gifts or make them…

White Chocolate Sahlab

Sahlab is a rich, dreamy, creamy, and flavorful concoction flavored with orange blossom water and cinnamon. And it is perfect for the colder months of year. I must admit, however, that I cannot help but enjoy it year round as it fills me with a nostalgia difficult to explain. It takes me back to my…

Tahini and Honey Poached Salmon

Ahlan! Today, we travel to the Palestinian coast where fish is served oceanside with a variety of delectable mezze dishes. In this succulent dish, I poach salmon fillets in a tangy and slightly sweet tahini-honey sauce until juicy and tender. Toasted pine nuts, parsley, and pomegranate arils are then added for freshness and crunch. And…

Date and Rosewater Chia Pudding

  This date and rose water chia pudding is inspired by Palestinian cuisine and my love for plant-based foods. Sweet and creamy Medjoul dates, almond milk, a subtle touch of rose water and apricot pieces characterize this nourishing treat. It will provide you with the sustenance and energy you need for your mornings, middays, or late…