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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San GIOVANNI Bread: All you knead is love.

SAN JIOVANNI bread is a favorite childhood bread that I grew up eating in my hometown Alexandria, Egypt. It has a pillowy interior and crusty, golden exterior. The flavor of that bread is elevated by the addition of orange zest, mastic and mahleb. It is freezer friendly and pretty versatile as it makes excellent sandwich bread, panini toast, as well as a luscious accompaniment to soak up the sauce of a hearty stew.

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Bosara: Egyptian Dip of Split Fava Beans and Aromatic Fresh Herbs

Bosara is an ancient Egyptian VEGAN dip. It is a puree of split fava beans mixed with fresh aromatic herbs and spiked with garlic, fried onions, and spices. It is a highly nutritious and vibrant green dip that pleases an eclectic crowd, especially when served with freshly toasted pita bread and/or vegetable sticks.

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Vegan Orange Cake: Eggless and Dairy-Free Treat

This vegan orange cake is a delicious eggless and dairy-free treat, which you can make in no more than twenty minutes of active cooking time. It is a crowd pleaser and carries all the refreshing notes of oranges.

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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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Chicken Shawarma & Trimmings: Nouna’s Syrian Recipe

With this recipe for Chicken Shawarma, you will learn how to make an exotic, juicy, spicy, and crunchy shawarma sandwich in the comfort of your own home. Bonus: an easy, decadent, and egg-free Toum (garlic spread) recipe is included in the post.

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Macarona Béchamel/Forn: The dish that bridges three cultures

Macarona Béchamel (aka Macarona Forn) is an Egyptian pasta bake, and a one pot meal that has three layers: penne pasta, spices-spiked, luscious red meat sauce, and a silky, smooth white sauce on top. The dish is an iconic crowd pleaser in Egypt. It is nutritious, make ahead, freezer friendly, and excellent potluck dish that garners compliments like no other.

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Mary’s Dukka: 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 costs 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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