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Suzy Karadsheh | The Mediterranean Dish

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Hi everyone! I'm Suzy. You can usually find me at The Mediterranean Dish, or here as a TODAY Food Club contributor!

I was born and raised on the shores of the Mediterranean in Egypt. My mom loved to cook, and we always had people over. Picture big gatherings from the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding! Yup, that was my family's home--loud and abundant with people and food. So, I am naturally passionate about food and the Mediterranean lifestyle--a healthy wholesome diet of fresh seasonal vegetables; grains; seafood and lean proteins; olive oil; and a little (or lots of) wine!

Life is busy! And not very many of us have time for kitchen adventures. That’s why I choose to cook very simply--Mediterranean recipes for today’s busy kitchen! I love sharing my recipes and tutorials on my blog and here on

And I am hoping to cook for you on The TODAY Show very soon (fingers crossed)! I would love to show you how to cook mostly light, quick and super delicious Mediterranean meals that fit your busy lifestyle!

To give you an idea, here are my top 10 recipes of 2015 and you can see them in the video below as well.

My first TV appearance was on Good Day Des Moines where I prepared this simple Israeli Couscous Salad loaded with artichokes, chickpeas and chopped vegetables…

And here is a quick tutorial for how to make the creamiest traditional hummus...there is a secret ingredient that may surprise you! Take a look

A few of the places I've been featured: BuzzFeed, Everyday Health, the Kitchn. And in print: Go Gluten Free Magazine, Mother Earth Living Magazine, and Neurology Today.

I would love love love the opportunity to come and cook with you on The TODAY Show! Thanks so much for your vote!

Interested in the Mediterranean lifestyle? Read my 5 Basics of the Mediterranean Lifestyle: A Mediterranean Girl's Perspective

You can follow my cooking adventures here and on my blog; Facebook; Instagram; Pinterest.

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