Spinach With Garlic (Hindbeh)

The Lebanese cuisine is filled with so many amazing vegan options and this is one of them. I will be in Lebanon next week which is SO exciting, I will make sure to update my instagram (rana.banana) with all the yummy vegan finds!

Traditionally this is made with swiss chard leaves and is called Hindbeh, however it is not so easy to find fresh swiss chard in Dubai so we used Spinach instead. By we, I mean my father and I 🙂

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Quinoa Stuffed Vine Leaves

Yes you heard that right, I stuffed my wara’a enab with quinoa. To my grandma this was unheard of, first what the hell is quinoa second where is the meat!!

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Nonetheless I went ahead and attempted my first stuffed vine leaves cooking experience and they turned out oh so amazing! I under estimated how tiring it was to roll so many, makes me appreciate all the times I’ve had them and all those women who must have been rolling them for hours! 🙂

Oh and meet my grandma aka Tata 🙂

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Banana Spinach Smoothie

The summer months are here in Dubai and it is getting very stuffy,nothing better than a cold green smoothie to start your day during these hot months 🙂

On a more positive note I have been enjoying my vegan month so much that I think it just MIGHT change the way I eat for a long time! The benefits I feel are endless, but most of all I love the feeling that I am doing something good for my body and the planet.

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Rainbow Rice Rolls

Happy June!

The more colors your dish has the better it is for you! Ok so I just made that up but pretty sure this could be true. Just look at these rolls- nothing like this can ever be bad for you 🙂

I enjoy these on the weekend when I have a little bit more time to cook. My husband is a meat lover so he usually likes to fill these with chicken!

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