Syrianfettet djaj

Syrian Fattet Djaj {Layered Chicken Platter}

Get your stretchy pants on because you’re going to want seconds and thirds of this dish. Our post today is from Olivia of Olivia’s Cuisine. I was so glad when she wanted to participate and chose Syria as where to make a dish from. Syrian food is amazing! You can find more great recipes from Olivia on her blog and be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  I have this obsession with Middle Eastern food. My American friends can’t understand where it comes from, since I’m Brazilian and they think that in Brazil all we eat is…

Pakistani Soaked Daal

Today’s recipe comes from Shannon of Homemade Families.  She is a wife, mom, and midwife living in California with her family. She is one of the sweetest people I have met and should some mystical magic happen and I find myself pregnant, I’d fly her to Morocco to be my midwife! I hope you enjoy this story and recipe from her kitchen. Thirteen years ago, I was a young, hungry new college grad. I could boil pasta, make grilled cheese, and throw together a salad. My husband’s parents came to California from Karachi in the mid seventies. When my husband found himself…

Pompeii with Kids

A Shore Excursion to Pompeii with Kids

Have you heard of the popular book series called The Magic Treehouse? My boys have enjoyed these books for many years and I always add new copies to our collection when I see them. I love how they combine history, geography, and world events into a story that is still enjoyable. When my mom was visiting us this past winter she read to the boys from the volcano book every night. It’s set in ancient Pompeii. So, when I booked our cruise with a stop in Naples I knew we had to actually go and see Pompeii. Some research online…

When The Unknown Or Unusual Becomes The Norm

I’m continuing to share posts about travelers “first” experiences in an Islamic country as a follow-up to my post on why you should visit an Islamic country in 2015. This post is from Heidi of the blog Wagoners Abroad. Heidi and her husband Alan are passionate about travel (50+ countries) and both author the popular blog.  In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”.  They quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Southern Spain, with their 2 kids (Lars and Anya).  After nearly 2 years in Spain, they became nomadic and explored Southeast Asia for 11 months.  They have…

Cruising with kids

Taking a Mediterranean Cruise with Kids

My kids (and my husband) love cruising and I’ll be the first to admit that it is one of the easiest vacations you can take with a family. There’s usually plenty to keep them busy, the food is (almost) all included and most importantly you really can’t lose anyone because they’re in a restricted space. We took our second cruise as a family this spring and thanks to our close proximity to Europe, opted for a Mediterranean cruise. This is always something I wanted to do and considered it a great way to see multiple cities and countries in a…

Saudi Arabian Kabsa {Chicken and Rice}

Today’s post is from Aysh of WordsnNeedles. She currently lives in Saudi Arabia and shares all about her multicultural life and crafting passions on her site. Her story of learning this recipe reminded me a lot of my first experiences with Moroccan cooking. While the ingredient list and multiple steps in this kabsa recipe might look intimidating they lead to a tasty and impressive result. You can follow Aysh on her website, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Enjoy! Hi! I am Aysh from WordsnNeedles. I am an Indian expat living in Saudi Arabia. Today, I am sharing with you Kabsa, a…

Malaysian Pepper Lamb Stir Fry

Today’s post is from Faaiza of Modest Munchies. She is a mom to a bright little boy and baby girl. They live in Australia where she spends her days as a stay at home mum who loves to cook, bake and create. You can see more into her life on Instagram or Facebook and when she’s not spending time with her family (or doing the laundry for the umpteenth time) you can find her blogging at Modest Munchies. My family loves stir fry and I love how easy it is to make. This recipe is one that I’m looking forward to trying thanks to it’s different…

The Carry-On Crete

The Carry-on: Crete

  When I sat down to think about which destination we’d whisk off to this week the news was running non-stop about the economic situation in Greece. My heart breaks for the Greek people who are struggling not only with a very difficult time in their own lives but now the loss of livelihood due to tourists who are afraid to visit. Greece isn’t alone, Tunisia is facing an even greater hurdle claiming tourism is down by almost 90%. In Morocco we’re not immune either. We had closed our food tours for the month due to Ramadan and now I…