Egyptian Termes: Lupini Beans Snack: ترمس

Pickled Lupini Beans, Terms, “ترمس”, is one of the most common, affordable, healthy, and delicious snacks in Egypt. They are served seasoned with lemon, salt,  and sometimes cumin and dry pepper flakes. 

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Mary’s Dukkah: The Egyptian Quintessential Spice Blend

Egyptian Dukka (also spelled as dukkah or Duqqah) is a quintessential Egyptian pantry ingredient. Historically, Dukka in Egyptian culture has been associated with humbleness, and austerity as it cost almost nothing to make it, in addition to its long lasting shelf life.   Dukka is typically a mix of  spices, toasted affordable nuts, and seeds, ground […]

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Lusine’s Eggplant Dip: The Power of a Refugee Woman

Eggplant pomegranate dip is a vegan mezzah/appetizer dish that is so simple to make but it will be the star of your mezzeh tray. The pungency of eggplant mixed with onions and mashed garlic is tamed by a drizzle of pomegranate molasses, creating a wonderful balance between the sweet, salty, and tart.

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Samar’s Beetroot-Baba Ghanoug Dip: Cooking In Style

Beetroot and Baba Ganoug is bursting with colors as well as flavors, and nutrition benefits. You can top it with nuts, seeds , small greens leaves ( parsley, micro-greens..etc) , fruits ( pomegranate is the best choice ) and for non vegans it’s awesome with goat cheese, crumbled ricotta or cottage cheese. And above all, its ready in just 30 minutes.

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Samia’s Fava Bean Dip: Bridiging Cultures

In an attempt to collect Egyptian Diaspora favorite recipes, I am delighted to host at my blog “Chez Nermine” Dr. Samia Spencer. Dr. Spencer managed in her recipe of delicious Fava beans dip to blend a traditional Egyptian dish with the influence of Southern cuisine in the US that is loaded with pungent spices and fresh vegetables. 

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Homemade & Light Cheese Balls in four Distinct flavors

These Mini light cheese balls are made out of skimmed milk and mixed with fresh herbs, tomatoes, seasoning, and onions. For an additional layer of sophistication and beauty, These mini balls are coated by different flavors: chipotle pepper, walnuts, za’atar, and black sesame seeds. They make excellent healthy snack or elegant cocktail food.

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Rolled Grape Leaves : A Labor of Love for those Who Well Deserve it

Rolled grape leaves are an Iconic Middle Eastern dish with a wide appeal for ostensible reasons.  The paper-thin briny grape leaves encase a juicy traditional mix of rice and meat, either beef or lamb or only rice. The stuffing is spiked by an assortment of pungent spices such as cardamom, cumin, allspice, and cinnamon.

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Vegan Za’atar Bread (Manakeesh Za’atar): It is detox time

Za’atar Manakeesh is a vegan Levantine stovetop bread topped with a fragrant spice mix consists of oregano, thyme, marjoram, sumac, salt, and pepper. This rendition is made of whole wheat flour and speckled with bran. Za’atar that is known for its anti-oxidant properties makes this bread an excellent detox bread pulled together in no time for breakfast, mezzeh, or snacks.

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