Lebanese Short Ribs

Beirut, Healthy Eats

It’s tricky finding certain cuts of meat here. One of those that I’ve been asking everyone about is the simple short rib, but alas, I’ve had no luck locating any (even at the imported meat haven, Meat The Fish). What I did finally find is a local butcher, Dany’s, over in Verdun, who have their…

Gelatin Gummies

Healthy Eats, Recipe

Over the past couple of years I’ve made a concerted effort to improve my overall health and well-being. Much of this effort has been focused on what I put into my body (and it’s one of the reasons blogging has been difficult because who wants to read about another chicken breast with broccoli and sweet…

Go Local, Go Organic, Go Amman

Healthy Eats, Recipe, Vegetarian

One of the most difficult things to get used to here in Jordan is that Sunday is, well, it’s like Monday. Friday and Saturday (and much of Thursday afternoon) are the weekend, with Friday being the more tranquil and religious day and Saturday, well, it’s like the Saturday I’m accustomed to. But come Sunday morning,…

Amman’s Emerging Foodie Movement

Cheaper Eats, Healthy Eats, Jordan

So you know all that stuff I wrote last week about living outdoors and the sun and amazing Jordanian climate? Well, it all came crashing down abruptly this weekend with temperatures dropping 40 degrees in just 24 hours, hail and even snow! Unfortunately, for the Christians here, it coincided with the Orthodox Easter holiday weekend…

Lightning Strikes – Desert Truffles

Healthy Eats, Jordan, Recipe, Vegetarian

I don’t know if you remember, but last March when we visited Amman I was rueing the fact that we’d just missed desert truffle season (see here). Called kima here, they are a springtime treat, looked forward to by locals and mired in ancient legend and folklore. This year, it seems the season started a little…

Spanish Chicken Stew

Healthy Eats, Recipe

Today marks the start of week four of our eight week I Quit Sugar journey. My dear husband is starting to see the pounds fall off him, and except for a few unpleasant detox symptoms, I’m still feeling excellent and continue to be overwhelmed with the amount of energy I have compared to just a couple…

Quinoa Veggie Salad Bowl

Healthy Eats, Recipe, Vegetarian

I know it’s been a while devoted readers, and for that I do apologize, however please understand that eating sugar-free does not generally make for interesting reading. There are plenty of blogs completely devoted to eating gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan, paleo, and on and on and on (I know, I’ve been checking them out). However, this…

Summer’s End – Tomato Season

Healthy Eats, Markets, Recipe, Vegetarian

While I’ve now gone on about le rentree and the seasons changing and all that good stuff, the produce at the markets belies the cooler days, and the tables full of glorious fruit and vegetables, the best of the year in my opinion, are stacked high with end-of-summer delicacies.  So before le rentree (Fall to you…