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Lebanese Tabouli Recipe

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Tabouli is a Middle Eastern dish that originated in the mountains of Lebanon and Syria. It is generally served cold, as part of a mezze platter. I love make a large bowl of tabouli and enjoying it on a picnic during the hot summer months.Β  Seattle has experienced a bit of a heat wave over […]

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Blueberry mango muffins

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After our fun, blueberry picking adventure, I was left with a ton of blueberries. Using many of the berries in my mini blueberry pies (http://amandaskitchen.co/2014/07/05/blueberry-pie/), we still had an overwhelming about of berries. I love a good blueberry muffin, but those get boring. I found some beautiful mangoes at the local grocer and decided to […]

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Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

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Italian food is a favorite in our home. Italian cuisine focuses on fresh, quality ingredients. The primary ingredients vary by region. Many classic Italian dishes only call for 4-8 ingredients making it a favorite for those who need to make dinner quickly. It is a given that when I am making pasta, it will be […]

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Homemade Pasta!

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To most, making pasta at home probably sounds scary. I wasΒ  also skeptical that I could do this. But then, I tried and succeeded. Yes, we did take a class at Sur La Table, but it was more for the experience and a fun date night than anything else. After making fresh, delicious pasta ourselves, […]

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Chocolate Macaroons

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Once you have the basic macaroon recipe mastered, it is time to venture into the depths of the macaroon flavor chest. I have a few original ideas for flavors, but we will save those for later. This weekend, I decided to take a try at chocolate macaroons. I mean chocolate macaroons. Chocolate. Macaroons. LOL. Here […]

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Mango Arugula Salad

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Looking for a delicious summer salad? This mango arugula salad topped with cilantro lime vinaigrette is a must! The sweetness of the mangoes and tomatoes compliments the peppery flavor of the arugula so well. Want to make this a meal? Top with your favorite grilled chicken or shrimp!   Here is the recipe:   Ingredients: […]

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Buttermilk Ranch

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Ranch is the perfect condiment to almost every dish!Β It is creamy, tangy and packed with flavor. It is also really easy to make! After trying my recipe, you will never reach for the store bought stuff again.   Recipe is as follows: Ingredients: 1 cup olive oil mayo 1 pint buttermilk 2 tablespoons dried parsely […]

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Peanut Butter Nutella Cups

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From cookies, to crepes, cheesecake and pies, Nutella can be found on almost every dessert menu. The delicious hazelnut spread pairs perfectly with peanut butter, top it off with toasted pecans and chocolate and you have the most delectable treat! *Best eaten with a cold glass of milk! When I was searching around my kitchen, […]

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Easy Homemade Pita Bread

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I love pita!! It is so versatile. You can use it scoop your favorite dips, like my avocado hummus, or stuff it with shawarma or gyro meat. While living in Dearborn, I was surrounded by delicious pita, I never had to make my own. There was several local bakeries who made fresh pita daily. There […]

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17 Comments

  1. Hi Amanda! I saw the article about you in today’s Free Press and am writing to ask you if I can rerun one of your blog pieces in my blog, Feed the Spirit (www.feedthespirit.info). It’s part of David Crumm’s weekly e-mag, Read the Spirit (www.readthe spirit.com). I will include a brief introduction and link back to your blog. I’m looking for something for next week because I’ve been in vacation and haven’t got anything slated!

    Bobbie Lewis

  2. Hi Amanda. Now im your big fans.. in Asia. Indonesia… im watching Masterchef here. And just see your performance.. love it!

  3. Hello Amanda! I loved watching you on Masterchef and chatting with you on Twitter! I wish you all the best in your journey because I know you will go far!

  4. Love to see that you are accepted in the cooking world. I like cooking too. Maybe we can share the Malaysian cuisine.

  5. Hey Amanda!! Assalamu Alaikum! Haha
    I really enjoy ur blog and LOVE every recipe of urs! Oo and i also really luv ur instagram account! I hope you strt a YouTube channel soon! πŸ˜ŒπŸ™‚πŸ˜˜

      1. InSha Allah! I have question: im a home baker and i self taught myself to bake and decorate, i want to start doing a home business, and den in few years i want to open a bakery. Do u have some advice or suggestions?
        Thank you ☺️

  6. Hi Amanda! I wanted to know if you posted a kefta recipe on your blog? I can’t find a search option in your blog. Thanks so much !

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