Creamy without being overly rich, the freekeh adds texture and a nutty earthiness that balances the cream well. The mushrooms and chicken add layers of flavor. Add a few springs of basil for decoration, a hint of green and a dose of freshness and you are really in for a treat

When you ask most people: what do you make with overripe bananas? the answer is banana bread 9 out of 10 times

and that is totally valid!

A great homemade banana bread that transforms brown sad looking bananas into fluffy moist goodness is hard to beat especially if you sneak in some chocolate chips or walnuts 😉

My kids LOVE bananas but we still get stuck with a few brown bananas especially in the summer when it’s hot. I usually peel those and save them in a bag in the freezer and when I have enough, I make this bread. It is super quick and easy to make!
and the best part is: all you need is one bowl

No fancy mixer

No mess

The bread freezes beautifully,too.

I usually cut it into slices, wrap each slice individually and freeze them. When anyone is in the mood for something sweet, all they have to do is thaw a slice for an hour, or heat it for a couple of minutes in the oven or grill it in the sandwich press (yours truly is guilty of the last one)

Did the quarantine and lockdown revive any of your old hobbies or inspire you to take up new ones?

For me, baking has been my therapy throughout those dark times. I am back to drawing and I am reading more than ever but the most comforting activity has been baking,

It all started with Pita bread and manakeesh when the lock down closed all the bakeries, then came zaatar rolls, and even sourdough after years of not having an active starter, it took a pandemic and a quarantine to get back into it lol (our baby starter is called Link because my son is playing Zelda Breath of the wild).

For today, I am sharing the breakfast recipe my kids demand the most! Zaatar rolls!

I have written the intro to this post at least 20 times in my head and on the computer! and each time I end up deleting everything and abandoning the whole post!

Watching the news especially with the Black lives matter protests and everything going on in the states and around the globe makes you question a lot of things in your life: your priorities,the lengths you would go for an idea you believe in, the books you read, the company you keep, the people you follow on social media and the list goes on and on.