Baked Potato Samosas and Street Food in Lebanon

To me, and this is according to my perception, street food is affordable food on the go which can be consumed as one drives, according to what we’re shamelessly proud of, walk down the street to the next job or meeting, or share with friends late at night or after midnight on the way back from the wild lavish Lebanese parties with the gorgeous girls we’re well-known for.

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Roasted Strawberries on Labneh Cheesecake Cream

It is heating up fast. The weather is going crazy. One hour, it is hot with blazing sun, another it is cloudy with a cold breeze. Can you believe that a thunderstorm was hitting us last night? It was like it’s December all over again. But no presents and no more Holidays.
Eventually, summer will be rolling out. With the hot weather, one would want an easy breezy cool dessert while making use of the fresh seasonal fruit at their peak of flavor. STRAWBERRIES.

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Soft Melt-In-Your-Mouth Brownies with a Main Ingredient You’ll Never Guess

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If you have been feeling guilty for all what you’ve been eating, you have one solution. EAT MORE!

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Asian Slaw with Peanut Butter Dressing, and Bus Rides

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Another lazy post. Or lazy recipe.

As I usually do, I write recipes I’ve made and posts I want to publish in the notes app on my phone. I write wherever I’m at.
This time it’s the bus.
My daily commute.
It’s an adventure being on a bus, and being carless makes that adventure a daily routine I don’t think about anymore. If you are in — or you’ve been to — Lebanon, you know how careful drivers are, and how they care for the passengers that they don’t blast bad music across the bus, smoke, allow smoking, drink, catcall, or treat migrant workers badly. This fell into the routine that every time I tell someone I took the bus they whistle in exclamation and comment on the effort I made to get there.

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Vegan Quinoa Soup and The Unbearable Laziness of Being

Ever had too much work but you didn’t feel like doing any?
You sit, open your computer, and just stare at the screen. Maybe open a couple of links and waste time until the day is over and you come to the conclusion that you didn’t do anything all day.
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