Fattet Hummus

Fattet Hummus is a hearty Middle Eastern dish that’s usually served at breakfast, brunch or as a starter and meal for Iftar during Ramadan.

Oasis of Peace

Wahat al-Salam Neve Shalom is a cooperative village jointly founded by Israeli Jews and Arabs in an attempt to show that the two peoples can live side by side peacefully, as well as to conduct educational work for peace, equality and understanding between the two peoples.

Never Forget the Nakba

Even 70 years later, May 15th, 1948 denotes stark differences amongst communities. For Palestinians, it is known as the ‘Al-Nakba’ or the catastrophe. As consciousness dawns, the majority of the global community appreciates that healing this scourge is the only route to harmony and civil society. Palestinians in the diaspora talk to MyOliveRoots about what the 'Nakba' means to them.

Fig Cheesecake

This cheesecake is the perfect dessert to serve when entertaining as it can be made up to two days ahead and stored in the fridge. Creamy, delicate and not too sweet, it can be prepared with any ready made jam of your choice.

Easter Lamb Shanks

Infused in red wine, seasoned with ingredients like onions, garlic, fresh thyme, carrots, and tomatoes, this recipe will literally melt in your mouth. Big hunks of meat slow cooked until it’s so tender, you can pry it off with a fork, then drown it in a gorgeous gravy infused red wine.

Talking Art with Tala

Tala Atrouni's life experiences have driven her to rise above the challenges, and pursue her passion for art. She is now on her way to becoming one of the Middle East most treasured artists.

Lulu cracker

Lulu Gourmet Crackers

Based in New York City, Lubna Abura is a single mother of twins, who never imagined herself in the kitchen making some of the finest za’atar crackers out there. She is now in the midst of expanding her business.

Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Creamy Tahini Sauce

Recently I was inspired to create yet another fabulous cauliflower dish, that is not only super nutritious but delicious. This pasta dish combines golden crispy roasted cauliflower, garlic and kale, tossed in a creamy tahini sauce and topped with toasted walnuts and pomegranate seeds.

Kamal Boullata

Kamal Boullata is a treasured Palestinian painter, writer and art historian. In his great work he emphasizes the division in Palestinian identity and living in exile through applying geometric forms as well as integrating of Arabic words and calligraph.

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Sisters, Martyrs, Mothers

My Olive Roots is a platform dedicated to telling stories that reflect the richness of the culture and heritage of Palestine and diaspora across generations; it’s impossible not to berate the deplorable situation faced today by Palestinian women trapped under illegal Israeli occupation.

Portobello Mushroom Shawarma

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or just being more health conscious, mushrooms are a great substitute for meat and perfect for a shawarma sandwich. My absolute favourite is by Rawia Bishara, a combination of meaty mushrooms with a choice of fragrant spices and creamy tahini sauce.

The Yoga Market

Join MOR at the forthcoming Yoga Market on 1st March 2019 at Body Tree Studios. As Abu Dhabi’s fulcrum of Yoga at-its-best, they are also committed to exploring ways through which grassroots events can strengthen the experience of community.

Talking Movies with Waël Kabbani

Waël Kabbani passionately tells his stories through music, film and animation; often combining all three creative mediums in one project and has scored accolades by co-producing award winning and critically acclaimed films globally.

Shakshoukeh Khadra

Shakshoukeh is a classic dish to accompany a family Sunday brunch. Common throughout the Levant and North Africa, it is a beautiful mixture of fragrant spices, eggs and vegetable.

Baladi: A Celebration of Food From Land and Sea

Bestselling author of Palestine on a plate, Joudie Kalla’s, shares yet another soulful culinary journey in her latest book ‘Baladi.’ A celebration of Palestinian heritage and identity.

Wujoud Cultural Centre

Wujoud Cultural Center and Museum tells the history of Palestinians from the eighteenth century until the early twentieth century, faithfully showcasing life in Jerusalem during old times and pinpointing its vibrant Christian presence in the Old City.

Emily Nassar’s Beef Shawarma

Food has always been a big part of our family gatherings and today everyone loves to come together around a gorgeous meal and one popular dish I love to make them is Shawarma. Emile Nassar shares her recipe.

Talking Movies Reel Palestine

Reel Palestine, an annual film festival screening independent and alternative Palestinian films in the UAE. Increasingly anticipated every year by the community, this not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization was founded by Dana Sadek, Nadia Rouchdy and Noora Husseini.

Freekeh Soup with Kale

I have to thank Cook Republic for this fantastic freekeh soup recipe. The recipe is light, delicious and super nutritious. I love the nutty and smokiness of the freekeh combined with the earthiness of the kale. To make it heartier, I added carrots to the recipe, but it’s just as good without. The fresh grated turmeric adds vitality, feeding your inside with powerful nutrients. It’s an wonderful soup, perfect for all the four season.