#spreadhummusnothate

#spreadhummusnothate

The post you just read was written by me and posted to my Facebook in September of 2014. I was unsure about posting it at the time because I didn’t want it to be read as an apology and I didn’t want it to be read as though I was crying victim either. Neither were my intention. I just wanted my followers to understand what it was like to be judged and to be told how to feel or what to think about this incomprehensible war between Da’esh and the West. I did end up posting it and to my surprise it quickly became one of my most popular posts that was shared over 300 times. Fast forward to the present, and not a lot has changed. Still we can turn to any TV news channel, or radio or newspaper and all we seem to get bombarded with is killings, bombings, shootings, terrorist attacks. So much ugliness, despair & death. We’re all tired of it I’m sure. We all wish it would stop. It’s really quite depressing and certainly quite scary at times. Will it happen here? How safe are we? How safe are my kids? Often I get to the point where I feel I need to switch off. I just don’t want to know anymore! Not only do I want to switch off from all the atrocities occurring around the world but also from the backlash because not only are we targets of this so-called ‘Islamic State’ but we are also targets of those who do not know Muslims nor understand Islam and in some cases do not want...
Coconut & Pistachio Bites

Coconut & Pistachio Bites

Years ago I often made these coconut balls using shredded coconut and a tin of condensed milk. You couldn’t get simpler than that when it came to ingredients. Just mix together and roll into bite size balls. It was a yummy little treat to put together when you had guests coming around or to take with you when visiting friends or family. Recently I remembered these and thought I had not made them in a while. Of course this time I thought I’d up the ante and ‘Lebanese-ify’ them! I know you’ll love these! My family did! RECIPE is below & here on my You Tube channel… What you’ll need: 1 pack arrowroot/milk coffee biscuit 395g tin sweetened condensed milk 2 cups shredded coconut 3/4 cup shredded coconut (extra) 1/4 cup crushed pistachio 1 teaspoons Rosewater 1 teaspoon Orange Blossom Method: Using a food processor, whiz up biscuits to a fine crumb. Place biscuit crumb with all remaining dry ingredients, orange blossom & rosewater (excluding extra coconut). Stir together. Add condensed milk, ensuring you mix through well so it coats all dry ingredients. Dab the palm of your hands with water. Take one tablespoon of the mixture. Bring together to create a dough like consistency and then roll into a ball. (Note: Having wet hands makes this process a lot easier!) As the ball is still moist, roll through to coat with the extra shredded coconut. Chill in refrigerator until needed. (Makes approximately 38 – 40 balls if using a tablespoon measure.)...
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