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Cook Book Signing and Pop Up Shop with Rania Moualla 

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A Spoonful of Home: Middle Eastern Recipes Made Easy

Rania Moualla is an entrepreneur/fashion designer, writer and philanthropist based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 

Co-founder of the Ya Balady clothing line (, Rania designs clothing for women that taps into authentic, ancient Middle Eastern culture, under the slogan “Celebrate my heritage in style.”  Her enterprise, staffed by designers, seamstresses, artists and other creatives, is committed to driving systemic change for a more equitable society. For the past 27 years, Rania has also volunteered with a diverse range of non-profits, NGOs and foundations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and abroad that improve the lives of others, especially cancer patients, children with Down Syndrome, and women in need.

Rania's cookbook A Spoonful of Home: Middle Eastern Recipes Made Easy celebrates the delicious foods lovingly prepared by her own mother. Believing that good food nourishes the soul as well as the body, Rania recreated these cherished family recipes as “a shortcut to my mother’s table. My entire concept is to illustrate that great meals don’t have to be time-consuming,”

Rania says “I’ve adapted these favorites so that busy people can enjoy the beautiful tradition of preparing, sharing, and bonding over home-cooked meals.”

Between her elegant and easy interpretations of time-honored clothing and cuisine, and her caring outreach, Rania seeks to reawaken and share a rich, gracious and life-enriching legacy.