Best Hummus

Best Hummus

I take my hummus very seriously. I may be a Pakistani but I grew up in Michigan, surrounded by delicious and authentic Mediteranean food. I can spot a fake and lumpy hummus full of unwelcome ingredients from a mile away. I keep mine simple, to the point, and delicious, as it should be. It's beautifully balanced with nutty notes from the tahini, a fresh zing from the lemon juice and a subtle bitterness from the olive oil and garlic. You take one bite and you know you're eating the real thing.

Sumac Chicken

Sumac Chicken

While this dish is not a traditional Musakhan, the flavors are heavily inspired by it... I made this Sumac Chicken when I moved to Chicago. Not only did I miss my family, but the food we loved eating together. I missed the Mediteranean restaurants we used to gather at for every celebration.

Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

Me and fattoush salad go way back. How do I go way back with a salad, you ask? Well, it was love at first bite. I grew up in Michigan, a melting pot of cultures. Michigan is known to have the best Lebanese food outside of Lebanon itself (I may be biased, but you have to try it for yourself and I'm sure you'll agree), and it was a cuisine we grew up eating because most Lebanese restaurants served Halal meat. I first tried fattoush at the age of four, and since then I've been hooked.