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backyard chickens – are they worth it?

I’ve had my three baladi Palestinian chickens and one rooster for a few weeks. I’m enjoying getting 5-6 eggs each week. I got 9 eggs the first week. This was easy, right? I feed them twice a day and make … Continue reading

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Stuffed Grape Leaves

I finally did it. I made stuffed grape leaves. Despite the tedious monotony of rolling every individual grape leaf, I’ve learned to enjoy the process. My friend told me that women would gather to gossip as they rolled the grape … Continue reading

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Vegan Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Carob Brownies without the Chocolate

I volunteered to make something for the next sharaka meeting.  I found a gluten-free almond cookie recipe.  Perfect, I thought, for my gluten intolerant comrades.  Half way into the recipe, already in the midst of mixing my concoction, I realize … Continue reading

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braised goat tongue and spinach soup

My friend is on a 21 day detox.  No coffee, or dairy, or sugar, or gluten…  I can’t do it.  I need my coffee.  But the detox formula calls for meat, especially organs.  Mmmm…I haven’t had organs in a while. … Continue reading

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soup and salad this winter

It’s January – and despite the unseasonably arid and warm weather over the last few days, it is winter and I nearly forgot to indulge in a bounty of hearty soups and green salads that make Palestine’s winter comfortable and … Continue reading

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American Fast Food in Palestine

We now have real American fast food in Palestine…not the fake wannabes, but the actual KFC, Pizza Hut, and Dominoes….check out my commentary on the link below.   http://www.thisweekinpalestine.com/details.php?id=4099&ed=222&edid=222      

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Post-Eid Vegan

Lightening up after Ramadan and Eid Ramadan and Eid are over and I am ready to get back to lighter summer eating.  Fasting Ramadan summers for 17+ hours, despite the heat, requires a lavish production for the break fast table.  … Continue reading

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