Welcome to A Cedar Spoon! I am so glad you found me. I am a Mom to two energetic, adorable boys who keep me busy and on my toes and have a third on the way. Yes, that means three boys under the age of 5 years old will be running around my house in September.
A Cedar Spoon was created out of my passion for cooking and sharing simple, nutritious recipes with family and friends. I also am part Lebanese and grew up eating hummus, pita bread, fattoush and grape leaves. You will see some of these family recipes from time to time. I named my blog A Cedar Spoon after the Cedars of Lebanon because I hope to someday travel to Lebanon and see them in person.
I started this blog four years ago as a way to not only share recipes with people but to challenge myself to try new things in the kitchen and get creative. 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 nutritionist and has instilled healthy eating in me from a young age. 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.
My husband Mike is my main taste tester and is great about giving me honest feedback and hopefully his stamp of approval. My four and two and a half year old are my other “taste testers” but more for the pint sized people. Many of the recipes I make are family friendly, quick and easy…because lets be honest, with a house full of toddlers running around I don’t have time for complicated!
I hope you find some recipes here that inspire you to get creative in the kitchen.
Thanks for stopping by!