Ruz Belkhalta: Egyptian Festive Rice: رز بالخلطة

Ruz Bealkhalta is a wholesome, Egyptian festive rice dish with amped up flavors. Traditionally, the rice is cooked with chicken’s kidneys and gizzards and garnished with raisins and nuts. In addition to its unmistakable aromas and distinct flavors, the dish offers several health benefits as it is rich in omega 3 and protein.

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Ka’ab El Ghazal: Egyptian Date Filled Cookies: كعب الغزال

“Ka’ab Alghazal” is an Egyptian Date filled cookie that is also known as “Menin”. It is omnipresent in Egyptian bakeries and is considered a staple cookie to serve with cardamom coffee or mint tea. It has a flaky shell that encases a velvety date filling, spiked with warm spices such as fennel and anise. A true delight to indulge on and to share with others. Roll your sleeves, these cookies are worth baking and trying.

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Anise Turmeric Biscotti: A Comfort Cookie

Anise Turmeric Biscotti is an easy recipe inspired by my grandma’s Egyptian kitchen. It is rich in fiber, yet low in carbs and sugar. Serve it with tea or coffee, or as a snack.

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Kushari (Egypt’s Must-try Vegan Street Food)

Kushari, Koshari or Koushari is a must-try Egyptian vegan street food that you could easily create in your own kitchen.  It encompasses 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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