Choklava

The other day while walking around the mall with my husband, he got a craving for something sweet. While standing in line and waiting for him to buy some desserts, I happened to spy something I’ve never seen before- chocolate baklava. I’m usually not a huge fan of sweet foods like baklava, but I do…

My Obsession

When I lived in Qassim, it was just one giant food fest all the time. While I got to try lots of new, interesting snacks, one stood out to me more than the others: Rollanti Ronce Rocky Road. I’ll admit, it’s a bit ugly to look at, (so much so that when I took it…

Cooking update

A while ago I mentioned that I was going to try to  learn how to cook. I promised I would give you guys an update as to how it went, and so here it is. The food turned out pretty good actually. I mean I made one curry and absolutely ruined it, but otherwise everything…

Eid feast photos.

Eid is to Saudis as Thanksgiving is to Americans- a day to eat, eat, and eat some more. Then eat again. I spent Eid with a Saudi family, and they slaughtered 3 sheep, so we were able to have a bountiful feast. There was a lot of meat to work with, and they worked it…

Cinnabae

Part of why I wanted to move to KSA was so that I could have many new experiences. New culture, new people, new language, new food: so, it makes it that much more ironic that the best food I have found here is actually available back home. I finally am forced to face the realization…

YAS.

I am going to get so fat here it is ridiculous. I ate the most delicious food yesterday, although I’m not even sure what I ate! It had different types of rice and pasta, plus fish. It was super colorful and super delicious!

Whale status

There was a lot of jokes made before I moved here about how fat I would become. So far I haven’t gained any weight, but I’m sure between the abayas and the fatty food here, that will change. Yesterday one of my coworkers made maqluba, one of the national dishes in Jordan, and invited me…

I really want to take a minute to tell you guys how much I appreciate my company driver. Masha’allah he is such a sweet guy. He drives us girls from the compound everywhere, and he always makes sure we are on time for work, and he is always there waiting for us when we are finished. When…