Welcome to Rana’s Mediterranean Kitchen

Your Guide to the Essence of Timeless Mediterranean Recipes and Lifestyle


Rana, the creator of the Mediterranean food blog, prepared a fresh salad in her kitchen.

Hi, I’m Rana, a devoted home cook, avid food enthusiast, and founder of Rana’s Mediterranean Kitchen. Step into my virtual kitchen, where you’ll find a collection of wholesome and delectable recipes inspired by the Mediterranean diet, transforming your cooking experience.

Your Introduction to the Mediterranean Lifestyle

My affection for the Mediterranean diet extends beyond the enticing flavors. This diet, famous for its significant health benefits, encourages a lifestyle that nurtures well-being through nutrition, physical activity, and shared meals with loved ones. These principles form my life’s foundation, and with this blog, I aim to motivate you to embrace them.

Your Resource for the Mediterranean Diet and Healthy Cooking

Through this blog, I aim to showcase the incredible features of the Mediterranean diet, from the myriad health benefits to the organic ingredients that make this diet so delicious and versatile. I aim to share tempting Mediterranean recipes from my Mum’s Jordanian kitchen and creative culinary innovations to educate and inspire my readers about this healthy cooking lifestyle. To start you off on this delightful culinary journey, here are a few of my favorite recipes: Creamy Hummus, vibrant Tabouleh, aromatic Roasted Chicken with Za’atar and Sumac, refreshing Fattoush Salad, and the heavenly Sisiti Bread.

My Journey from Jordan to Fairfield, California

I was born in the beautiful city of Zarqa, Jordan. At 16, an arranged marriage brought me to San Francisco. This city, rich in cultural diversity, presented many challenges. Yet, the eclectic food scene of the Bay Area captivated me. It inspired me to deepen my passion for food and cooking.

In 2001, I opened my café in Marin County, California. This venture was a testament to my profound love for food. It also fulfilled my desire to share this passion with others. Later, I partnered with my daughter Sandra to create a successful organic, gluten-free granola company.

Over the years, I have proudly contributed to the food industry in various roles. As a consultant and recipe developer, I worked with businesses of all sizes. My mission was to assist them in launching their healthy food products. I create appealing and nutritious recipes using my Mediterranean cuisine and healthy cooking expertise. These recipes cater to a broad spectrum of consumers.

Triumph Over Health Challenges and the Pursuit of Other Passions

Life presented me with another hurdle when I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I concentrated on healing and recovery and emerged as a cancer survivor. Today, I live happily with my husband in Fairfield, CA, sharing our home with our dog, Mia, and our two adorable rabbits, Ringo and Zingo. When I’m not experimenting with new Mediterranean diet recipes or exploring healthy cooking techniques, I indulge in my other passions – tending to my garden, where I grow my own organic food—delving into the intricacies of human behavior and personal growth, and taking calming walks along the beach with Mia.

Start Your Mediterranean Exploration

I’m thrilled to embark on this new phase, sharing my favorite childhood dishes, unique culinary creations, and the benefits of the Mediterranean lifestyle with you. Food isn’t merely about sustenance – it’s a way to connect with our roots, celebrate our culture, and share love. Join me as we explore the Mediterranean diet and discover its benefits, flavors, and joy from eating food as delicious as nourishing. I’m excited to share this journey with you.


Mediterranean pantry shelves stocked with jars of dry herbs and legumes.

A well-stocked pantry: Where Mediterranean culinary magic begins.

Ready to Begin Your Mediterranean Adventure?

For those newly arriving or wanting to immerse themselves fully into the world of Mediterranean cuisine and culture, I recommend starting with these foundational guides:

Dive in and let the flavors, aromas, and tales transport you to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean!

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