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A recipe to note down: pancakes

pancakes|marmite et ponpon

Being Lebanese, we cherish every meal of the day. We love food and we enjoy it! I know nothing can beat our Lebanese breakfast, it’s wholesome, varied and irresistible, but when you try this amazing recipe, you will add it on your favorite breakfast list; the best basic recipe!

pancakes|marmite et ponpon

For that you will need (yields 9-10):

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 free range egg
  • 15 g butter melted
  • more butter to grease the pan

Mix together dry ingredients and make a well in the center. Mix egg and milk until combined, pour it in the well along with melted butter. Whisk until all ingredients are incorporated.

Heat a pan greased with butter. Poor the same amount of batter each time to get homogeneous pancakes (i used a quarter cup to control the size). Cook each side for 2-4 minutes until nicely browned.

pancakes|marmite et ponpon

pancakes|marmite et ponpon

Drizzle some maple syrup or even chocolate syrup depending on your taste. Enjoy!

pancakes|marmite et ponpon

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Snowman breakfast

snowman.breakfastChristmas fever is spreading throughout our house all times! No doubt, we wake up so excited thinking of Christmas; Nady starts by a “bonjour sapin”(good morning to the Christmas tree), he checks all the decorations especially the ones he participated in doing, then he goes to the advent calendar to check his daily treat. Today i wanted to surprise him with a christmassy breakfast: Snowman on a plate!

snowman breakfast.nadyIt’s so exciting to start the day with this beautiful breakfast, it takes 10 minutes to do this snowman, and it grants a whole day of joy and excitement on your kid’s face. Just priceless!

So easy to do, follow the step by step scheme.

how to do snowman breakfastYou will need: 2 slices of bread, spreading cheese, carrots for the buttons and nose, cucumber for the hat and mouth, olive for the eyes, and lettuce for the scarf.

snowman breakfastAnd to make it more realistic, i added it dots of labneh to create the snow!

snowman-breakfastIf you get the chance to prepare this breakfast with your kids, trust me it will be as fun for you as for them. Enjoy!

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DIY food art – kids under the sea breakfast

kids under the sea breakfast

Food art is so fascinating for kids as for adults. I will never mind to get such plate as breakfast in bed. I find it amusing too 🙂

Anyone can make this cute breakfast (could be a snack as well). Very simple and easy. You will need:

  • thin slices of cucumber cut lengthwise for the stems
  • 2 carrots slices to make the fish
  • handful cereal breakfast for the sea
  • small raisins for the water bubbles
  • one big raisin cut in 4 for the turtle hands and legs
  • one medium raisin for the turtle head
  • one kiwi slice for the turtle body
  • edible paint for the turtle and fish eyes (optional)

kids under the sea breakfast

It’s great to get your kid eat healthy food and have fun in the same time. When nady saw the plate he started waving his hands like a fish and singing. The turtle really grabbed his attention too! Amazed by his beautiful breakfast, he was hesitating whether to contemplate, play or start digging in!

kids under the sea breakfast

kids under the sea breakfast

Well he decided to polish off his delicious under the sea breakfast!

kids under the sea breakfast

Never mind if your kid didn’t like the taste of kiwi, It’s one of my many attempts to offer this fruit to him but he doesn’t like it so far! But i will keep on trying…

Try these edible cool arts for your kids and give them a reason to always be happy and enjoy food.

kids under the sea breakfast

Whatever you are doing, always add fun to you and your loved ones life! Happy day to all and lots of love and smiles x

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zucchini omelette – eejjit kousa عجة كوسى – suitable for vegetarians

zucchini omeletteOmelette is a simple and quick breakfast, lunch or dinner. Eggs can be served at any time of the day and it is always satisfying.

Take your basic recipe to the next level by adding vegetables to it. You can be as much creative as you wish. All vegetables go well with eggs.

if you’re one of those people who like combinations, here is below a nice way to eat omelette.

Recipe for 4 people:

Crack 10 eggs into a mixing bowl, add salt and pepper and beat well with a fork.

Chop one large onion, fresh mint and a bunch of parsley, then grate 4 large zucchini and add to the eggs.

To have a consistent batter add 8 tbsp of flour and mix well.

Grease your dish with a bit of olive oil, pour the mix and bake in the oven until the omelette firms up.

What a fluffy and filling meal on the days when you don’t wish to eat meat!



banana cake

banana cakeI am sure if you have kids, means you always have a lot of bananas at home!

Bananas get ripe quickly especially in Doha it’s too hot! Whenever I see some getting too ripe I use them for cake. I tried too many recipes and this one came out the best. Why? because it’s not too sweet, it allows me to use chocolate. I love to pair bananas with chocolate! This cake is a pleasure to make!


  • 200g flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 100g toasted walnut
  • 5-6 bananas (500g)
  • 125g butter
  • 125g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • a pinch of salt

Toast the walnut in the oven for 5 mins and keep aside to cool while preparing the batter.

Cream the butter and the sugar in a processor or by hand then add the eggs one by one. Chop the walnut medium size and add it with the mashed bananas to the batter, usually I mash them with a fork when too ripe.

Mix well and start to sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix everything together until you have a nice smooth batter.

Preheat the oven to 170°C and bake for almost an hour in the middle shelf. Test the cake by poking a skewer into the middle, if the skewer comes out clean, it means your cake is ready.

It’s up to you if you want to add chocolate syrup. I melt 200 g of dark chocolate with 1 tsp of vanilla in a bowl and that’s it.

Now the fun part for my baby is when i prepare for him the banana skewers to eat with the cake. it’s a nice way to decorate the cake and please your kids.

I am sure you will get a lot of smiles and mmmm and yumms when you serve this cake