12 Must-Have Vegan Pantry Staples for Lent

What do I cook for lent? What vegan items do I need in my pantry?! Look no further, we got your covered! These must-have 12 vegan pantry staples are your arsenal to pull a vegan meal together that feeds a hungry crowd in no more than 30 minutes of active cooking time. Bonus: In this […]

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Eggplant-Pomegrante Dip: سلطة باذنجان

Eggplant-Pomegranate Dip is a vegan mezzah/appetizer dish that is so simple to make but it will be the star of your mezze tray. The creamy eggplant mixed with fresh onions and 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 an Egyptian Diaspora of favorite recipes, I am delighted to host Dr. Samia Spencer at my blog “Chez Nermine”. In her recipe of delicious Fava beans dip, Dr. Spencer manages 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 with different flavors: chipotle pepper, walnuts, za’atar, and black sesame seeds. They make an excellent healthy snack and elegant cocktail food.

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Pecan-Date Molasses Bites: An Immigrant’s Evolution

NON-SPONSORED POST Pecan-Date Molasses Bites are a cross-cultural, sweet finger food that I developed this year as a new addition to our holidays’ cookies’ tray.  These spices spiked bites bring together two distinct worlds in one bite. I serve them in cocktails party, at tea time or for dessert.

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