Coffee-Cardamom Viennese: A Cookie to Brighten Your Day

NON-SPONSORED POST Have you ever tried cardamom coffee before? I hope you did. If not I strongly recommend it. It is an incredible mood booster in the middle of bleak quarantine days. Personally, I wouldn’t have survived homeschooling without my morning cup of cardamom coffee. The smell alone of the finely ground coffee mixed with […]

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Belilah : Egyptian Quintessential Porridge

Belilah is a portmanteau, a made-up word coined from a combination of the French words Blé Au Lait, which means wheat-milk.  Most probably, the inception of authentic Egyptian porridge is traced back to the French colonialism that lasted in Egypt from 1798 to 1801. 

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Chocolate-Salted Caramel Tart: A Therapeutic Treat

This tart is adapted by Bon Appetite Magazine. The intensity of this tart dark chocolate glaze cuts through the sweetness of the salted caramel layer. The gooey filling of both chocolate glaze and salted caramel can’t find a more glorious vessel than this delicate, slim chocolate crust. The crust shatters in your mouth surrendering to an unexpected hint of sea salt that offsets the sweetness and sends you to a heavenly flavors island.

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Dates Pudding: A tribute to My father

NON-SPONSORED POST I would love to thank all my followers and readers who texted or emailed me to offer condolences for the loss of my beloved father. My father was an exceptional man who challenged me to excel in everything I do.  He braved the archaic norms of a masculine society and sent me to […]

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Faux Coconut Panna Cotta with dried Apricot and Apricot Sauce: مهلبية جوز الهند بصوص قمر الدين

Is cornstarch included in your quarantine food shopping list? If not,  you may wanna consider reading this article to the end. Affordable and Versatile  Cornstarch is an affordable and versatile pantry staple with a long shelf life. Here are some of its many fully-tested functions:  For a velvety and restaurant-quality gravy, add a spoonful of […]

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Egyptian Falafel: Zero Food Waste

A granite pestle and a mortar trigger the best qualities in spices, so do hardships to us.  We rise as better human beings as we are forced to grow out of our comfort zone. As unpleasant as COVID-19 could be, it is also a rare opportunity to slow down and reflect on our own journey […]

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