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…

Citrus and Saffron Loaf Cake with Orange Blossom Drizzle

A wet and sweet delicacy enriched with exotic flavors and drizzled with a fragrant orange blossom syrup. With a bit of Palestina, a bit of España, and a bit of of love, this cake represents the flavors of my upbringing. Palestinian citrus and orange blossom water paired with rich Spanish saffron and you have got a fusion…

Lemon and Cardamom Apple Cake

After several gloomy and chilly days, today’s weather surprised us with a beautiful amount of sunshine. It lifted my spirits and got me in the mood to bake a treat that combined both winter and spring flavors. The result, a moist and lemony apple cake deliciously spiced with cinnamon and cardamom, a most glorious combination…

Olive Oil, Pistachio, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is my twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie and the Italian Bocconcini al Pistachio di Bronte. These crispy and chewy treats are made of extra-virgin olive oil, crushed pistachios, and creamy chocolate chips. The olive oil is distantly tasted in a way that only enhances the overall flavor of the cookie. Perfect and utterly…

Nutella Cheesecake Fudge Bars

I know that it sounds quite mischievous, but it is the season for these types of indulgences after all. Unless, you are like me and lack the willpower to avoid making them after the holidays. In that case, your addiction may require some intervention. Nonetheless, I have a feeling that you will be quite pleased…

Honey, Nut, and Date Chocolate bars

  Ah chocolate… It comforts us in times of  joy, despair, and need. And there are few things more satisfying  and rewarding than making your own, especially if it requires only minutes. This recipe is the quick and effortless route to rich, smooth, and flavorful gourmet chocolate. It is quite versatile and you can customize it as…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles

I have been attempting to create a recipe that combines two of my favorite desserts; cheesecake and pumpkin cake, and all while requiring little time and effort. After some experimenting, I found just the perfect combination of ingredients. Here are my absolutely decadent pumpkin cheesecake truffles. Made with smooth cream cheese, pumpkin, cookie crumbs, and rich spices, you…