Easy Real Food Recipes With Feel Good Ingredients – Feel Good Foodie


My debut cookbook is finally here! It’s filled with 125 simple, healthy recipes that are all about marrying the Middle East to the Midwest & finding joy in the process.

Portrait of Yumna in the kitchen


I’m glad you’re here! I founded Feel Good Foodie more than 10 years ago, back when I was still learning to cook. I’ve come a long way since then, but my number one goal is still the same: to make healthy, family-friendly cooking easy and fun for you! Need an idea for what to make for dinner tonight? Well you’ve come to the right place, and I promise you’ll leave saying, “That was good – so good!” 


Step into Spring

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Light and Fresh Recipes

Light, bright and packed with peak seasonal ingredients, these Spring recipes taste fresh and are delicious! From asparagus to rhubarb, read on for a rainbow of recipes that’ll take you from breakfast to dessert this Spring season.

Easy Weeknight Meals

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Lebanese Crushed Lentil Soup

Crushed Lentil Soup, called Shorbat Adas in Arabic, is a staple Lebanese recipe that I couldn’t live without! It’s traditionally made with red lentils, onions, cumin, and lemon juice. But my mom always added short-grain rice and carrots to her lentil soup recipe to make it hearty and colorful, so that’s what I started doing. This is one of the most iconic soup recipes in Lebanon, and it’s especially popular during the month of Ramadan, when many Muslims break their fast with this heartwarming soup.

Crispy falafels piled on a plate with a small bowl of tahini sauce and fresh herbs, quartered tomatoes, and pita nearby.

Cooking Challenge: Crispy Falafel

Join us for our April Cooking Challenge! My falafel recipe is a true reflection of Lebanese tradition and Middle Eastern hospitality. This vegan, gluten-free dish is protein-rich and made with chickpeas, herbs, onion, and spices. Try the traditional frying method or the air fryer method!

To enter the challenge, you must leave a rating and comment on the recipe card. We’ll give $1.00 for your rating to World Central Kitchen, and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

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Baked Feta Pasta

For an easy weeknight pasta dish that’s fuss free and flavorful, you have to check out this baked feta pasta with bursting cherry tomatoes. The dish is pretty much hands-off, and all the magic happens in the oven. Made with just a handful of ingredients, it’s no wonder this dish went viral in Finland and…

40 mins

Oatmeal/Overnight Oats

Easy Overnight Oats

This overnight oats recipe will teach you how to make a base that can be used with any toppings or add-ins you choose. It’s super easy to remember and the perfect overnight oats recipe for beginners. Overnight oats are my morning lifesaver. They are a zero cooking grab-and-go breakfast that’s delicious and nutritious! What I…

8 hrs 5 mins


Lebanese Garlic Sauce (Toum)

Toum is a Lebanese garlic sauce that’s actually more like a spread because of its thickness. It’s super popular to spread it over Shish Tawook, grilled chicken, shawarma, rotisserie chicken and many other Middle Eastern dishes. It’s basically a slow and steady emulsion process of garlic and oil and it’s utterly heavenly! I used to…

30 mins


Mediterranean White Bean Soup

If you’re looking for more white bean soup recipes that are going to fill you up and give you energy, this Mediterranean White Bean Soup is definitely one to try! It’s a super easy recipe to make with no fancy ingredients or complicated steps. And you can use canned white beans to make it even…

30 mins

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