All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend

All Purpose Lebanese Spice Mix - The Lemon Bowl

This fragrant All Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend is the secret to irresistible grilled meats, soups, roasts and other Middle Eastern specialties. As a busy mother of two young boys under the age of 3, I have become a bit of a master in turning my family's traditional Middle Eastern recipes into quick and easy weeknight dishes. In fact, I often joke that I am in favor of anything that helps me get … {Read the full article}

Simple Roasted Beets with Orange and Rosemary

Roasted Beets

Roasted beets are easier to make than you think! My simple recipe creates tender, sweet beets with a hint of fresh rosemary and orange in the background.Roasted beets have a special place in my heart. Believe it or not, my very first blog post involved roasted beets: Beets and Wheat Berries Make Me Happy. What can I say? I love beets and I wanted to tell the world. The truth is, so many people … {Read the full article}

Easy Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe

Easy Hard Boiled Eggs - The Lemon Bowl

Hard boiled eggs are packed with protein, vitamins and minerals - perfect for on-the-go snacking.With Easter and Passover right around the corner, my weekly egg consumption is about to get kicked up a notch! And frankly, I couldn't be more thrilled. After a long, brutally cold winter, I am ready to embrace every aspect of spring and Passover is always the first sign of it in my family. Although … {Read the full article}

Ham and Cheese Baked Egg Cups

Ham and Cheese Egg Cups - The Lemon Bowl

Ham and cheese egg muffins are the ideal, protein-packed breakfast that can be made ahead and quickly reheated on busy weekday mornings.  Everyone warned me that two would be harder than one but boy were they right! To say that our mornings are a little hectic would be an understatement. By the time I nurse the baby, change a zillion diapers and get my 2 year old to sit down long enough to eat … {Read the full article}

7 Ways to Lose Weight Without Trying

7 Ways to Lose Weight Without Trying - The Lemon Bowl

Seven simple steps to help you lose weight and make permanent healthy lifestyle changes. 1. Skip the Sugar and Get More Sleep: The next time you're sitting in front of the TV and your sweet tooth kicks in, try getting some shut-eye instead. Chances are your body is craving sugar because it is looking for a cheap and easy energy source. More than likely, you aren't actually hungry but, rather, you … {Read the full article}

Stocking Your Pantry for Asian Cooking

Stocking Your Pantry for Asian Cooking - The Lemon Bowl

Asian food is fresh, healthy and full of flavor. With a properly stocked pantry, you are just minutes away from a home cooked Asian meal. If there is one type of food I crave most consistently it is, hands down, Asian food. From Thai to Vietnamese to Japanese and everything in between, I am always in the mood for that unmistakably spicy, salty, sweet and sour combination. Full of clean … {Read the full article}

Lebanese Meat Pies (Sfeehas)

Lebanese Sfeehas - Meat Pies - The Lemon Bowl

These savory Lebanese meat pies (known as sfeehas) get their irresistible flavor from clarified butter, toasted pine nuts and fragrant cinnamon. Today's post is dedicated to my husband, Rich, in appreciation of all that he does (and puts up with!) as the spouse of a food blogger. In honor of the occasion, I am sharing his most favorite recipe: Lebanese Meat Pies, also known as sfeehas or … {Read the full article}

Basil Pesto Recipe + Guide for Freezing

Pesto for the Freezer - The Lemon Bowl

Making and freezing basil pesto in a great way to preserve the fresh flavors of summer. Healthy and versatile - pesto is perfect brushed on grilled meats, tossed with steamed veggies or stirred into soup. Homemade basil pesto is one of my favorite recipes to prepare in bulk during the summer. It takes just minutes to prepare, is extremely versatile and is ideal for freezing.  Since basil can be … {Read the full article}