Today marks the 15th day of the holy month of Ramadan. "Fasting is a way of experiencing hunger and developing sympathy for the less fortunate, and learning thankfulness and appreciation for all of God's bounties. Fasting is also beneficial to the health and provides a break in the cycle of rigid habits or overindulgence." It is also a time to come closer to God by learning self-control, practicing charity, doing good deeds, and praying. Fasting is from sunup til sundown. Breaking the fast at sunset, known as fatour, is typically started with a glass of laban (yogurt drink) and a few dates.
My kids call this tomato soup "Ramadan soup" as I only make it at this time of year. It is a simple recipe that I learned from my mother-in-law (may she rest in peace). We serve it with a little baked cheese sambousa (which is normally fried but my wonderful SIL in Canada showed me how to bake it up beautifully so no oil needed and my kids like it much better this way).
A main course might be brown lentils with rice and a refreshing cucumber yogurt salad.
Later in the evening, a traditional dessert may be served such as khanafa which is a baked cheese based dish that is served with a sugar syrup.
Wishing you much peace and many blessings!