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Diet Day Three (When It Crashed and Burned)

Breakfast: mortadella and rockets wrap. So far so good.

But then it hit me: We’re going up to Bekaa to visit Pia’s aunt. Plenty of food today! Here’s a sample (low quality pics from my phone!):

Tabbouleh:
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An assortment of sauteed wild greens and fresh “Aisha Khanum” beans the traditional vegetarian way:
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Wild thym:
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Wild dandelion with caramelized onions on top:
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The beans again:
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Pickled green olives:
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Pumpkin Kibbeh with Spinach, Chickpeas and Walnuts:
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I really did not eat that much, but I knew that the diet was over. The next day we were invited to a friend’s house (a sushi chef) and he made the most beautiful sushi/maki plates. His wife and other friends made Pancit, roasted chicken legs with rosemary, organic green salad, and about 10 other things. And then a couple of days later we were invited for a barbecue dinner at my in-laws. And more invites are lined up for the coming days and weeks. So I’m giving up…

Or maybe I’ll restart again in a couple of days. Meanwhile, I finished baking a wonderful whole-wheat sandwich loaf with honey and olive oil. The smell is great and I’m pretty sure it tastes great as well.

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Italian Holiday

We’ve been married for 2 months, and were both looking forward to this trip 🙂

Our agent, Amin, had proposed a list of places to go and things to see. He also made arrangements for all our hotel and train/plane tickets. So most of the trip was layed out before hand.

We really enjoyed it. Every part of it. And we’ll be posting some of the details of the time we spent in Italy in this blog under the Italian Holiday category. So stay tuned, you might find interesting stuff + some pointers for your own holidays!

P & A

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