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Monday 22 January 2018
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Category: Eat Local

Ambarees an icon of the Lebanese Food Heritage

Labneh (strained yogurt) is a daily food item in the Lebanese diet, cherished by everyone and consumed mainly in sandwiches for breakfast....

Pomegranate, the “seeded apple”

The pomegranate shrub (small tree) has been planted in the Mediterranean region since ancient times. The name “pomegranate” derives...

Olives and olive oil: history and health benefits

The olive tree has always been a symbol of peace, wisdom and immortality. It was first mentioned in the bible when God sent Noah a white...

An apple a day…

Apples have great nutritional benefits that justify the “one apple a day” reputation.  Here are the top 10 reasons for you to eat...

Foul, Hommous and Co.

A consistent breakfast to kick-off your day, as most nutritionists would say, should consist of a meal balanced with proteins, fat, starch...

Freekeh, the mega-grain

Freekeh is the grain that everybody has been talking about lately, and which is expected to take quinoa’s spot around the world, making...

Prickly pear or cactus fruits

Comes the summer and you start noticing ambulant merchants with spiny yellow and orange fruits on their charts… Prickly pears! Also known...

Moufataka, yellow rice pudding of Beirut

Moufataka is one of the oldest Beiruti desserts combining rice, tahini, pine nuts and turmeric – giving the Moufataka its golden color....

How to eat wild plants in your backyard

Getting back to our roots, to the places our food came from, is one of the cornerstones of understanding and appreciating our food...

Refreshing Ramadan drinks

When the month of Ramadan falls during summer, hydrating the body after a long day of fasting becomes imperative. Refreshing drinks, during...