My Top Posts From The 24th Project

Putting myself through a yearly challenge meant that I came out of it with over 400 posts. If you’ve read all of them, I’m really amazed because even I didn’t read everything that I put up here. Like I’ve said time and time again, it wasn’t easy and sometimes the posts weren’t the best, but…

This Is Home

There is no greater feeling than returning home at the end of a long, cold day. This feeling of familiarity and comfort that hits the minute you enter through the door makes up, possibly, for all the issues one may have faced during the day. To know exactly where everything is and to have the…

No Meal Plan

Last week was a weird one for me in the kitchen. It was also one of the very few weeks where I didn’t have a clear idea what I wanted to do or how I was going to plan the meals. I guess it correlated with the insane workload I had and the very bad…

Dabke and The Lebanese Wedding

If you had asked me almost a year ago, how I felt about the dabke being featured at my wedding, I would’ve probably given you a huge look of disapproval. At the time, I was trying really hard to shun all aspects of a traditional Lebanese wedding, particularly because it’s just not my thing. I…

A Week of Comfort Food

It was one of those weeks where only the classic, well loved dishes could get us through. I wasn’t feeling at my best and I guess that reflected itself in my food. I was in no mood to innovate or try things out. Quite simply, I just wanted to eat. I didn’t even cook half…

The Lebanese Wedding Industry In A Nutshell

It is quite unbelievable for me to think that this time last year, Ahmad and I were starting to discuss wedding dates and wedding planning. Little did I know at the time that a few conversations would lead to the most hectic six months in my recent memory. The moment you start planning your wedding…

Meals and the New Year

It was a week full of sharing meals with loved ones. Looking back at the menu that came to be, we only ate alone twice in the whole week. I feel that this is the holidays done right. No one should be alone over the holidays. It was also a week where I challenged myself…

Five Weeks of Meal Planning

Sometimes hoping for things just doesn’t work. In my mind, I had set out to spend the holiday week trying some new recipes and improving my presentation skills. After all, I actually had time to spend in the kitchen, instead of my usual running around trying to get everything in order before hunger got the…

This Week in Meals

This week’s meal plan taught me quite a lot about how I like to work in the kitchen. Even though I’ve been doing this menu plan for a couple of weeks now, it was this week when I finally saw what a life and money saver it could be. It has also made me realize…

Week Three of Meals

Don’t be fooled by the below list: the past week was one where I barely spent any time coming up with dishes, and more resenting myself that I ever agreed to go to The Cheesecake Factory. I know that it is okay to give yourself a break every once in a while but I can’t…