Run for Peace!

A shout out from Beirut Marathon Association!

International Run Day was founded to celebrate the sport of running worldwide. By promoting health and encouraging runners to donate for a certain charity, the Beirut Marathon has developed an instinctive support for this very special day.

Inhale, exhale, run, support, and love this day.

Inhale all the light the colors of a marathon brings, exhale the dark thoughts that breed in the little dark holes of your being, run all the external factors that you cannot control down, and most importantly learn to love humanity.

Why run?

Because running is key to the end we are trying to reach which is world peace. Serving as a magnifying glass, running allows us to see how similar we all are. On a running day thousands of people gather at the same time, they all wear their running shoes, they all aim to the finish line, they all sweat, and they all run. They all persevere, they all push forward, and they all achieve. A marathon is a series of speeded emotions and experiences that bring humanity together.

We all share the same world, we all share the same anatomy, this alone should be enough to makes us all love each other and live in peace.

But since it is not enough, let’s run!

Meet Beirut Marathon today at 7pm at Ain El Mreisseh for a 5km run for peace.
Picture Source: http://canoland.blogspot.com/2011/07/run-7272011.html

Slow Food Beirut

Amazing!!

Just bumped into a blog post by “Slow Food Beirut”.

Slow Food Beirut is a Lebanese convivium and a non-governmental organization. It seeks to promote a good, clean, and fair food system in Lebanon

They are setting up short-term and long-term objectives to build up strategies to safeguard our precious Lebanese culinary heritage.

They need members to make this happen, you can join by paying 10,000 LL per year!

Check out the full article at >> 1st Convivium Meeting Slow Food Beirut 2.0

Diet Baklava!?

I was invited for lunch yesterday, and thought I’ll  pass by to purchase some Arabic sweet on my way!

… and here you go “Diet Baklava”

I asked the girl at the shop, what is meant by “Diet” and how can “Baklava” be made in such a way! Her answer was it’s diet, meaning light and can be eaten by diabetics! That’s all what I got out of her.

There was no label or ingredients list nor  nutritional facts that can at least give me a slight idea on what’s making it “Diet” or suitable for “Diabetics”.

The taste is less sweet than the regular ones, yet they were greasy and sticky!

Here’s the back of the box…

So what do you say?

Have you ever tasted a “Diet Baklava”?

When Special Needs Meet Remarkable Will!

We can all lead a healthy life!

To all women out there here’s a touching story about two “ABEL” women, they did it why not you?

One blind and the other uses a wheelchair. They both run the 10K with the Beirut marathon almost every year, TOGETHER!

Lillian (the blind) pushes Rita in the wheelchair and they guide each other to the finish line.

Their story is truly touching, check out the full article at >>

Rita and Lillian, When Special Needs Meet Remarkable Will

 

Lemonade!?

Lemonade!? For one week now and it’s the first thing I drink in the morning!

I’ve been sick for the past week with all the sneezing and soar throat! I’ve been drinking it cause it’s refreshing, soothing down the symptoms.

Yet, how can I make it without all the extra tablespoons of sugar?

I just replaced the table sugar with a sweetener. Same taste, consistency wasn’t affected and I enjoyed it lukewarm!

Try it with a couple of mint leaves and a drizzle of orange blossom water for a delightful taste 🙂

Have a great weekend!

Picture Source: http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/05/quiz-how-much-do-you know-about-lemonade.html

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