Singapore

Back in March ’15, my amazing husband gave me a present, a really big present. It was a trip to Singapore (one week, including travel time) to spend time with one of my most adored friends and attend her 40th

Singapore

Back in March ’15, my amazing husband gave me a present, a really big present. It was a trip to Singapore (one week, including travel time) to spend time with one of my most adored friends and attend her 40th

2 divine speads: Carrot with yogurt and dill and Muhammara

2 divine spreads – Carrot, dill and yogurt and Muhammara

My carrot spread and muhammara are perfect appetizers for when guests come over. Let’s start with the carrot spread. My mother in-law makes this Turkish spread, or a version of it, that instantly took me back to a carrot salad

2 divine speads: Carrot with yogurt and dill and Muhammara

2 divine spreads – Carrot, dill and yogurt and Muhammara

My carrot spread and muhammara are perfect appetizers for when guests come over. Let’s start with the carrot spread. My mother in-law makes this Turkish spread, or a version of it, that instantly took me back to a carrot salad

Cinnamon Salmon With Sweet Potatoes and Onions

My mother in-law made me a salmon with caramelized onions dish seasoned with cinnamon and brown sugar. I originally thought it was a strange combo…..until I tried it.  I instantly loved it and just knew it would be a dish

Cinnamon Salmon With Sweet Potatoes and Onions

My mother in-law made me a salmon with caramelized onions dish seasoned with cinnamon and brown sugar. I originally thought it was a strange combo…..until I tried it.  I instantly loved it and just knew it would be a dish

About Me

My name is Sarelle Hayek, and I’m using this blog as a creative output for all the things I enjoy, namely, food, cooking, travel, and anything else I want to share. I’ve really enjoyed putting this blog together. If you

About Me

My name is Sarelle Hayek, and I’m using this blog as a creative output for all the things I enjoy, namely, food, cooking, travel, and anything else I want to share. I’ve really enjoyed putting this blog together. If you

Savanna and Charleston

Charleston and Savannah

In April ’15, my husband and I took a long anticipated trip to the low country, namely, Savannah and Charleston. We started the trip in Savannah and later spent time in the beautiful town of Beaufort before reaching Charleston. It’s

Savanna and Charleston

Charleston and Savannah

In April ’15, my husband and I took a long anticipated trip to the low country, namely, Savannah and Charleston. We started the trip in Savannah and later spent time in the beautiful town of Beaufort before reaching Charleston. It’s

Green Beans With Tomato And Olive Oil – Fasulia

This simple vegetarian recipe is on rotation in our home. I love it when I want something without meat that’s not too heavy. There are so many variations of this middle eastern dish. Many like to make the stew in

Green Beans With Tomato And Olive Oil – Fasulia

This simple vegetarian recipe is on rotation in our home. I love it when I want something without meat that’s not too heavy. There are so many variations of this middle eastern dish. Many like to make the stew in

Lentil-Swiss Chard Soup With Lemon And Cilantro

Lemony Lentil-Swiss Chard Soup With Cilantro

This is a soup that I loved from the very first taste. It’s a Lebanese soup that I was introduced to by a friend of my mother’s. When it’s cold outside and I want a mega healthy and delicious soup

Lentil-Swiss Chard Soup With Lemon And Cilantro

Lemony Lentil-Swiss Chard Soup With Cilantro

This is a soup that I loved from the very first taste. It’s a Lebanese soup that I was introduced to by a friend of my mother’s. When it’s cold outside and I want a mega healthy and delicious soup

Cumin-Paprika Braised Lamb With Couscous And Roasted Eggplant With Garlicky Yogurt

Some of my best memories from my Beijing Days were eating yangrou chuanr (lamb kebabs on sticks) and drinking beer on plastic tables and chairs on hot summer nights. They were sensational, as well as dirt cheap……now that I think

Cumin-Paprika Braised Lamb With Couscous And Roasted Eggplant With Garlicky Yogurt

Some of my best memories from my Beijing Days were eating yangrou chuanr (lamb kebabs on sticks) and drinking beer on plastic tables and chairs on hot summer nights. They were sensational, as well as dirt cheap……now that I think

Lentils And Rice With Carmelized Onions – Mujedereh

Here is another super quick and easy vegan recipe that you can round-up with a few ingredients.  I always seem to have these in my pantry. I often make this when I want something vegetarian,  and I don’t feel like

Lentils And Rice With Carmelized Onions – Mujedereh

Here is another super quick and easy vegan recipe that you can round-up with a few ingredients.  I always seem to have these in my pantry. I often make this when I want something vegetarian,  and I don’t feel like

Herbed Roast Chicken and Potatoes

This is a very easy dish that is sure to please everyone every time. It takes about 10 minutes of prep time and 50 minutes of cooking time. It’s best to use skin-on chicken, as the fat will lend a

Herbed Roast Chicken and Potatoes

This is a very easy dish that is sure to please everyone every time. It takes about 10 minutes of prep time and 50 minutes of cooking time. It’s best to use skin-on chicken, as the fat will lend a

Potato and Herb Salad

Spicy Potato Salad With Herbs And Olive Oil

This is a healthy Mediterranean version of potato salad, with plenty of herbs and no mayonnaise. My mother makes a version of this that I grew up eating. I add sambal oelek to her version to add a spicy kick.

Potato and Herb Salad

Spicy Potato Salad With Herbs And Olive Oil

This is a healthy Mediterranean version of potato salad, with plenty of herbs and no mayonnaise. My mother makes a version of this that I grew up eating. I add sambal oelek to her version to add a spicy kick.

Panko Crusted Chicken With Halloumi-Tomato-Cucumber Salad

This chicken dish can be ready in about 30 minutes from start to finish. You will need split chicken breasts, ideally. You can also use tenders, although they won’t look as elegant. I like to pair the panko chicken with

Panko Crusted Chicken With Halloumi-Tomato-Cucumber Salad

This chicken dish can be ready in about 30 minutes from start to finish. You will need split chicken breasts, ideally. You can also use tenders, although they won’t look as elegant. I like to pair the panko chicken with

Red Lentil and Bulgur Patties – Vospov Kofte

This is Armenian peasant food at its healthiest! It’s also a popular dish for lent. I think it’s the perfect vegetarian meal. I make patties with a combination of red lentils, bulgur wheat and fried onions. Traditionally, you put a

Red Lentil and Bulgur Patties – Vospov Kofte

This is Armenian peasant food at its healthiest! It’s also a popular dish for lent. I think it’s the perfect vegetarian meal. I make patties with a combination of red lentils, bulgur wheat and fried onions. Traditionally, you put a

2 divine spreads – Carrot, dill and yogurt and Muhammara

Celery root and leek fritters

There are so many variations of fritters. This one with Celery root and leeks is sure to please everyone in the family. Both my children love this. I serve the fritters with a salad. It’s also nice to serve this

2 divine spreads – Carrot, dill and yogurt and Muhammara

Celery root and leek fritters

There are so many variations of fritters. This one with Celery root and leeks is sure to please everyone in the family. Both my children love this. I serve the fritters with a salad. It’s also nice to serve this

Simple Tomato-Basil Pasta

Although this sauce is ultra easy to make, the flavors are complex. I will never buy sauce in a jar because the home made version is very easy and quick to make, not to mention so much tastier! This sauce

Simple Tomato-Basil Pasta

Although this sauce is ultra easy to make, the flavors are complex. I will never buy sauce in a jar because the home made version is very easy and quick to make, not to mention so much tastier! This sauce