Welcome to my kitchen! The Matbakh is a food blog that has easy to follow recipes with a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influence. The word matbakh means kitchen in Arabic, and it's pronounced "MAT-BAK" (close enough).
Although my current kitchen is rather small and windowless (not to depress you), it's the heart and comfort of my home. My matbakh is a place where I can have good conversations over the dinner table, create new recipes, and share my love through cooking for my friends and family.
You might have already noticed, I'm not the only recipe creator around here. We are a small team sharing our stories and authentic recipes. You will find the recipe creator at the top of each post.
Every country in the Middle East has its own traditional dishes, oftentimes passed down through the family. Even within the same country, you will find regional dishes. The aim of the matbakh is to share parts of the Mediterranean culture through good food.
My Food Philosophy
I pretty much eat everything, and I like to have a balanced approach to nutrition. Although I really enjoy eating, I also look at food as a way to nourish my body. I've found that incorporating a daily habit, like a green detox smoothie in the morning, helps me to get my fruits and veggies in.
I hope this blog will inspire you to try new things and give you some positive vibes. We are all unique and different, and my hope is that this blog reflects the uniqueness in me and you. I identify with different cultures and beliefs, but one thing holds steady. I'm human, imperfect, and just trying to be better every day.
Be the change you wish to see in the world - Gandhi
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