Kushari: Essential Lent Crowd Pleaser

Kushari, Koshari or Koushari is a must-try Egyptian vegan street food that you could easily create in your own kitchen.  It encapsulates heaps of playful vermicelli rice, mixed with cooked-to-perfection lentils, tender chickpeas, topped with crispy fried onions and, served with two sauce: a fiery tomato sauce, and Daqqah, a tangy, cumin spiked vinegar-garlic condiment.

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Mrs. Blain’s Cookies: A Tribute to an exceptional Teacher

NON-SPONSORED POST Follow your common sense. Strike a balance between love and discipline.  One shouldn’t be at the expense of the other. And everything will be just fine.   These are a few of Mrs. Paulette Blain’s golden words.  Mrs. Blain was my daughter’s kindergarten exemplary teacher. Mrs. Paulette Blain is one of those exceptional creatures […]

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Aleppo Cuisine: The Journey to Healing and Hope

Located in the heart of the Armenian capital, Yerevan, Aleppo Cuisine is a social
enterprise established in 2018 by the Aleppo NGO.  The promising enterprise aims to
empower Syrian refugee women and help them secure a steady income after they lost
everything in the bloody, open-ended war in Syria.  Its menu features a lengthy,
scrumptious list of Aleppine delicacies.

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Stewed Fava Beans “Foul Medames”: The Unconditional Love

Foul Medames or Stew of Fava bean is a Middle Eastern breakfast, brunch and sometimes dinner. It is an unmistakable street food staple in Egypt. Fava beans is, by far, the white canvas of legumes dishes.  A very forgiving and inclusive dish, it proves to be.  It could be spiced up or down, cooked with either butter or oil, with or without tomato sauce, mixed with eggs or served vegan.

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Fattah: The Coptic Feast

Fattah is an Egyptian traditional dish served in both Muslim and Christian feasts. It is a meat-rice- bread dish that dates back to ancient Egyptian times.  The dish was featured on the pillars of Pharaohs temples.  That said, it has slightly been altered and refined over 7000 years.  Each Egyptian family has its own secret ingredient for this festive dish. The recipe below is my family’s signature one with some of my minor healthful interventions.

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