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Joliff-831

Welcome to A Cedar Spoon! I am so glad you found me. I am a Mom to three energetic boys who keep me busy. Yes, that means three boys under the age of 5 years old!

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.

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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 kids are also “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.

Connect with me directly at acedarspoon@yahoo.com, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google +.

Thanks for stopping by!

Julia

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Heather

Thursday 18th of May 2023

Please write a book. I love your recipes!

Julia

Friday 19th of May 2023

I hope to! Thanks for the kind words.

Connie Kitts

Sunday 19th of March 2023

I absolutely love reading and trying your recipes! Would you please share your favorite olive oil for salads? Thank you,Connie

Julia

Sunday 19th of March 2023

Thank you! I always use an extra virgin olive oil. I often buy them at Trader Joes or Heinen's near me. I don't necessarily have a favorite brand but always make sure it is just from one country for example Greece or Italy and it is pure extra virgin olive oil. The better the quality the better the dressing will taste.

Rhonda Malinowski

Tuesday 28th of February 2023

Is there nutritional information for this soup

Julia

Tuesday 28th of February 2023

No sorry!

Betsy

Sunday 29th of January 2023

Hello! Would you mind please sharing a delicious and hopefully easy taziki sauce? I love it and only get it from restaurants currently, and with the price of things going up, would appreciate being able to make it myself. Thanks so much!

Julia

Sunday 29th of January 2023

Hi there! I need to share a recipe for just the tzatziki sauce but I do have one as part of this recipe: https://www.acedarspoon.com/greek-marinated-chicken-with-tzatziki-sauce/

Sue

Saturday 23rd of April 2022

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