Lebanese Garlic Sauce

Lebanese Garlic Sauce from The Lemon Bowl

Naturally vegan, gluten free and paleo, this Lebanese Garlic Sauce is light, fluffy and packed with flavor. Serve with grilled meat, shish kebobs or warm pita.  I am so lucky. As much as I would love to say that I am a self-taught, self-made home chef, I really can't take credit. It's in my blood. It's in my DNA. It's in my genes. My family is full of incredible cooks on both sides but today's … {Read the full article}

Sloppy Joe Lettuce Cups

Sloppy Joe Lettuce Cups - The Lemon Bowl

A modern twist on the childhood classic, these sweet and smoky turkey sloppy joes are served in a crisp lettuce cup for a naturally gluten free spin on America's favorite sandwich. I know people always say this but losing weight has been so much harder and slow going after baby number 2 than it was after my first. I am constantly having to take a step back to reevaluate my nutrition and fitness … {Read the full article}

Cherry Vanilla Swirl Steel Cut Oatmeal

Cherry Vanilla Steel Cut Oatmeal - The Lemon Bowl

Creamy vanilla bean yogurt and cherry preserves are swirled into steel cut oatmeal to create this warm and satisfying power breakfast. I'm a little embarrassed to admit how much yogurt my family consumes on a weekly basis. Our youngest has only been eating solids for a couple months now and I swear he is already out-consuming his older brother! From smoothies to Middle Eastern food and … {Read the full article}

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Farro Bake

One Pot Mexican Chicken Farro Bake - The Lemon Bowl

A flavorful, one-pot dinner the whole family will love, this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Farro Bake is protein-packed and loaded with fresh veggies. One of my best time-saving strategies for weeknight dinners is to do a little prep work on Sunday when I have the time and my husband is around to help with the kids. Most recently, I cooked up a batch of farro and stashed it in the fridge to use … {Read the full article}

Five Winning Tips for Family-Friendly Tailgating

Football on picnic background

From make-ahead food to travel activities for the kids to portable clean-up solutions, I've got everything you need to make this tailgating season an enjoyable and safe experience for the whole family. Football season has officially arrived which for many people means one thing: it's time to tailgate! Even though I don't pretend to be the world's largest sports fan, I never turn down … {Read the full article}

Chicken Tawook Fattoush Salad

Chicken Tawook Fattoush Salad - The Lemon Bowl

My family's favorite Lebanese salad becomes a main dish when topped with tender, juicy chicken tawook and crispy za'atar-scented baked pita chips. Cooking once and eating twice is the name of the game when you work from home with two kids under the age of three! Whenever I cook chicken, pork or steak I always try to double or triple the batch to use throughout the week for a quick lunch. Having … {Read the full article}

Cherry Ginger Lime Smoothie

Cherry Ginger Lime Protein Smoothie - The Lemon Bowl

This protein-packed smoothie will wake you up with a flavor explosion of tart cherries, spicy ginger and zesty lime juice. One of the perks of living in Michigan is that we still enjoy the flavors of summer well into the month of September. Fortunately, even if your neck of the woods is well past cherry season, this Cherry Ginger Lime Smoothie is a delicious use for frozen fruit. Today I have … {Read the full article}

Wine and Chocolate Pairing Party {Lindt Giveaway!}

Wine and Chocolate Pairing Party - The Lemon Bowl

Hosting a Wine & Chocolate Pairing Party is a fun and delicious excuse to spend quality face-to-face time with friends and family. One thing you may not know about me is that I've been planning, hosting and throwing parties since I was 4 years old. Growing up, I was always the party planner in my group of friends. For as long as I can remember, my mom has always let me take over hosting … {Read the full article}