Hello Food Lovers!
My name is Saif Al Deen Odeh. I am a Jordanian Filipino proudly born in Kuwait and currently residing in the Philippines. I am a Physical Therapist by profession but a Foodie who loves to eat and cook delicious foods.
Although I am a health care professional, I always love to cook which I started to learn when I was 12 years old. My Father is a Jordanian, and my Mother is from the Philippines, and both of them are skilled in cooking which is where I got my inspiration.
Throughout my life, I had explored and eaten many delicious street foods, international restaurants, and even watched food channel. Because of that, I realize cooking is my passion.
If I had a chance to go back to the past, I will be taking a culinary course where I can be a chef and run my own restaurant.
Because I love food, I was inspired to make my restaurant. But unfortunately, this was not possible since it is much laborious and I have no experience in managing a business. Doing paperwork, hiring workers, and renting leases are what dissuade me from making a food business
I said to myself "If there is another way I can share my cooking skills without creating a restaurant". I realized making a food blog is one way to share your food recipes with the world. And this is when I decided to create my food blog called The Odehlicious.
What is The Odehlicious blog about?
The Odehlicious is a food blog that cook and shares international/foreign food recipes.
As a Muslim, my food blog is primarily focused on Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Filipino and Asian Cuisine that are Halal.
What makes my blog halal is that I that focus recipe that does not contain Alcohol or Pork meat since I am a Muslim and I am not allowed to eat them. I am sharing mostly Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Asian Cuisine (Indian, Malaysian, Thailand, etc) since they are popular among halal eaters.
When we say Middle Eastern & Mediterranean cuisines, these are Arabic food from Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Gulf Khaleej, and other Arab countries. I also share European and American cuisines, but they all contain nonalcoholic and pork-free ingredients.
Most of the Middle Eastern food recipes you see in my blog, I learned from my late Grandmother, from my father's side. She is an expert in making delicious homemade Arabic food, and she is the reason why I love Middle Eastern foods.
Before she passed away, my God rest her soul in peace, she shared her cooking skills with my mother, and that is where I learned it from her.
Also, as a half Filipino, I share halal Filipino food recipes. This is one challenge for me since the majority of the foods in the Philippines are pork. For this reason, I want to share with my readers, especially Muslims, that there are many delicious Filipino foods you can cook without using pork meat. Of course, I learned it from my mother, who is from the Philippines and she is a Muslim too.
If you are looking for non-alcoholic or pork-free recipes, this is the right blog to read.
If you will like to know more about me, you are welcome to follow in my facebook, instagram, and pinterest page. Also, if you will like to know more or you have questions, don't hesitate to email me at [email protected]