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Indulge in Baked Figs, Yogurt, and Honey

The first thing I did after arriving home yesterday evening was, naturally, to open the door of my fridge and peer inside.  I got nothing, I thought to myself.  But then I spotted a tub of Fage Greek yogurt in the corner of the bottom shelf.  I was able to locate a bottle of honey […]

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Go On A Spicy “Date” With This Health Drink

Of my most prized possessions is a new blender I recently purchased, the Vitamix.  Mine is a model called the TurboBlend VS.  The Vitamix is advertised as “more than a blender,” as its high performance quality enables the user to blend the toughest of ingredients to produce the widest variety of food creations.  It’s the […]

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Sugar Wax – a DIY ancient beauty secret

Sugar wax, sugaring or Persian waxing, whatever you want to call it there is an old, tried and true way to wax, naturally. Many beauty regimens do more harm than good as many products contain harsh chemicals including toxins, hormone disruptors and even pesticides!  That’s why we have scouted out an ancient Arabic beauty regimen that does […]

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Flying Bach Dances Through Dubai

Dubai learns some new moves with the Flying Steps. Red Bull has made the promotional move of contracting the four-time world breakdancing champions, the Flying Steps.  We can’t recommend Red Bull as a wise choice for a drink, as it has proven to do more harm than good, health-wise, but I certainly can vouch for […]

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Souk Jara is Amman’s Favorite Flea Market

People usually associate a flea market with old, dusty clothes and other “junk,” consider it a sort of yard sale collision.  In Amman, however, Souk Jara is deemed a flea market and is a far better cry than that notion. A sort of upscale summer flea market, Souk Jara lets guests feast their eyes on […]

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Tahini is also a Middle Eastern Pasta Sauce

Try something a little different than plain-old tomato sauce on your pasta. Try tahini! On my first night CouchSurfing in Haifa, Israel, in the cozy apartment of a young married couple, the three of us sat down, along with a local friend, at the table on the balcony to eat dinner – which, surprisingly, the […]

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Light Graffiti in Wadi Rum for Low Impact Fun

A quick tutorial on how to make your own low-impact light graffiti, in the desert or anywhere it’s dark. Although I can appreciate the artistry of good graffiti, I don’t necessarily support it because of graffiti’s potentially harmful effects on Earth’s atmosphere and because of its borderline vandalistic properties (see our post on Sheikh graffiti […]

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Yoga in Jordan’s Spectacular Wild Outdoors

Jordan’s Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature didn’t name its eco-tourism division Wild Jordan for no reason; there is plenty of adventure to be had in the country’s great outdoors.  But now yoga has merged onto the scene, offering a softer and more meditative alternative to the action-packed fun. The Yoga in Jordan project […]