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How to adapt traditional Lebanese recipes for modern hippies

How to adapt traditional Lebanese recipes for modern hippies

When I moved to Seattle, my mom, Charlotte, dismissed it as a place “where hippies live.” But when she visits me, we gather the friends who have become my extended family—most of whom are dairy- or
Freekah Vegetable Soup Recipe

Freekah Vegetable Soup Recipe

This cozy vegetable soup recipe features freekah, a whole grain that adds a chewy texture and a wisp of smoky flavor. It’s like a healthy spin on canned noodle soup!Ready for a seriously cozy soup
I Am Lisa Chanoux

I Am Lisa Chanoux

In this bonus episode, the girls are joined by comedian Lisa Chanoux to discuss her upbringing as an Arab-American in El Paso, Texas. They get into her family's immigration to Texas through Mexico,
We Are Anti-Zionism

We Are Anti-Zionism

In episode 83, the girls hype up Anna's new puppy Ace Biscuits! Then they get into a trans woman in Columbia helping out trans sex workers from Venezuela, Saudi sisters getting stuck in Hong Kong when
Many Indian immigrants killed by gun violence in the US come from the same state

Many Indian immigrants killed by gun violence in the US come from the same state

On Jan. 03, Sai Krishna Poosa, a 26-year-old engineer of Indian origin, was shot by robbers in Detroit while returning home from work. The gunmen…
falafel

falafel

Until recently, if you’d asked me if I ever wanted to make falafel at home, I’d have said “sure, one day” but what I meant was “nah, why bother?” I was certain that falafel was fussy to make and had a
We Are The Crying Emoji

We Are The Crying Emoji

In episode 66, the girls get straight to it! They do a part two for all the Jamal Khashoggi murder information that dropped since the last episode (a lot!) and then get into how many Syrians have been
We Are Queens

We Are Queens

In episode 58, the girls talk about their experiences at white weddings versus Middle Eastern weddings, the song Toto by Africa, the history of Queen Noor of Jordan, the UK's Labour Party adopting the
We Are Uplifted

We Are Uplifted

In episode 52, the girls talk about the Russia /US situation and Anna's intent on solving it with some red string, the hell hole that is Bari Weiss, the NY Times op-ed columnist and unapologetic
Don't Bring This Ribboned Carrot Salad to a Potluck If You Hate Compliments

Don't Bring This Ribboned Carrot Salad to a Potluck If You Hate Compliments

This simple ribboned carrot salad might not be the first thing to jump off the pages of Louisa Shafia's cookbook The New Persian Kitchen, but skimming past it would make for a small tragedy. Vinegary
A Spiced Carrot Soup You'll Actually Crave

A Spiced Carrot Soup You'll Actually Crave

I've sung pureed soup's praises before, and I'll sing them again: few foods are more satisfying, nourishing, and leftovers-friendly while still allowing room for experimentation and intrigue. This
Ibrik Cafe

Ibrik Cafe

When I walked into Ibrik café the other day and sat down in the upstairs dining room, I saw this scenario next to me. After spending the morning rummaging through an unruly restaurant supply salvage