Marah Retherford

Born in the Middle East and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. I love Arabic Food, but I did not begin to cook until I came to the United States in 2003.

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The Best Crock Pot Roast & Vegetables with Homemade Gravy

Pot Roast with Vegetables, Egg Noodles and Homemade Gravy

There are times when using the crock pot (slow cooker) is the best possible way to cook a meal because of simplicity, time and because of the cut of meat, low and slow is the perfect way to break down a traditionally tough but flavorful piece of meat. I am still learning how to cook …

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Simple Stir Fried Broccoli, Easy as 1-2-3

Broccoli and Oyster Sauce Being Stir Fried

If there is one thing that I have learned over the past few years is the simplicity is not to be overlooked when preparing a meal. There is something about the flavors and texture of quick stir fried broccoli with oyster sauce in a wok that has made it one of my most favorite ways …

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Marah’s Chopped Salad, A Light Meal or Perfect Dish for a Buffet

Marah's Chopped Salad

Long before I even attempted to cook a meal, I knew how to boil macaroni / pasta and that was enough to make one of my most favorite meals, a Chopped Salad. What I love most about this salad is that is a complete meal in itself, covering all of the basic food groups and …

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Fish and Rice Upside Down (Makloubet riz bel samak)

Makloubet riz bel samak

Makloubeh, which translates literally into “upside down”, is a famous Levantine dish. You will find different variants throughout Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon. What is unique about this meal is that it is a one pot meal of meat, rice, vegetables and spices that is flipped upside down onto a large platter before being served. …

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Lebanese Style Cole Slaw

Lebanese Style Cole Slaw

Cole Slaw is as much a part of American summer food dishes as hot dogs,hamburgers, potato salad, barbeque, ice cream and watermelon. Yet, whether because of food safety concerns, increased health consciousness or a trend away from consuming cabbage, the traditional cole slaw made with mayonnaise or buttermilk is more like an after thought and …

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