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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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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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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Watermelon-Feta Salad: The American Collage

Happy Fourth to all those who celebrate it. This year the Fourth of July fell on the first week of our vacation in California, the Golden Sate.  We happily celebrated it over a family dinner after a long pool day with the kids. Ostensibly I didn’t have access to my gadget-replete kitchen or my recipe […]

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Hawawshi: A Star Street Food

NON-SPONSORED POST I believe it is safe to say that Hawawshi is the Egyptian version of U.S. Hamburger. This quintessential street food was created in the seventies of the 20th century by a butcher named Ahmed Al Hawawshi.

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Tsoureki, Greek Easter Bread: Honoring a Forgotten Woman

In my grandparents’ living room in Alexandria, Egypt, in the center of one of its bright walls, was a colorful hand painted drawing of our extended family tree.  The tree displayed black and white tiny oval face photos.  At the tree roots, were the photos of Maria and Guirguis, the great grandparents of my mother. […]

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