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Hi there!

I’m Julia and I am so happy you stopped by this little corner of the world.

On A Cedar Spoon I share nutritious, easy recipes with the busy cook in mind, along with my Lebanese family recipes.

Cooking is in my blood.  My fondest memories are of my family gathering in the kitchen over hummus and pita bread, sharing stories and enjoying each others company.  Food has a way of bringing us together.  My Grandma and Mom are two of the best cooks out there in my humble opinion. :)  No one can make tabbouleh like my Grandma. My Mom is a dietitian  and has instilled healthy eating in me from a young age (which explains my fruit and veggie love obsession).  My goal is to cook nutritious meals for my family, while still enjoying the sweet things in life.  I don’t believe in eliminating the foods you love because of a diet, but eating everything in moderation.

Aside from creating recipes and blogging these two little guys keep me on my toes and very busy.

My husband Mike, is my main taste tester, which he does happily as long as it doesn’t contain mayonnaise, pickles or olives.  My three year old is my other “taste tester” but more for the pint sized people.  Many of the recipes I make are family friendly, with my son in mind and a few hidden veggies added in!


I hope you find some recipes here that inspire you to get creative in the kitchen.


You can find A Cedar Spoon on the following websites:

Healthy Aperture
Recipe Newz

Connect with me directly at [email protected], Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google +.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Your blog is FANTASTIC! Your grandma, my Aunt Fran, made the most delicious Lebanese meals I’ve ever eaten in my whole life. I am so glad that you are sharing and passing down some of these recipes. Special thanks to your mom for teaching them to you. I shall look forward to reading and sharing your blog with others. I plan on preparing some of the recipes for myself, my kids, and grandkids. Keep up the good work!

  2. Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award :). Check it out here: http://inspireandindulge.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/humble-beginnings-my-1st-award/

  3. Your blog rocks! I love how you promote Lebanese recipes and bring home that true family-based cooking…like the kind we hopefully learned from our grandparents and/or parents. And yes, having a little one can be challenging with the picky-ness in the beginning, but your cooking seems so good! I’m sure he’ll grow into your delicious cooking. Thanks for a great blog.

    • A Cedar Spoon says:

      Thanks!! I have a lot of Lebanese recipes to still try but I am working my way through. It has been fun. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Hi Julia! I love your blog and your little boy is the most adorable thing ever. Oh my, how could you ever say no to that face?!? I can’t even. :)
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    • Hi Sarah! Well thanks. That is so nice of you. And yes, I agree he is adorable which makes saying no that much harder! Thanks for stopping by.

  5. What a gorgeous family. Love this description of you! Hope that everything is going well for your pregnancy too? So exciting! Anyway, love your blog. Following now x
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  6. Julia, I see that you’re a Ziplist partner. Now that Ziplist is discontinuing, I hope that you will tell your visitors that Copy Me That can automatically transfer all of their Ziplist recipes into their Copy Me That recipe box. And Copy Me That is fully free :)

    Copy Me That is recipe clipper, recipe box, shopping list, and meal planner, not to mention an awesome recipe community!


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