Molokheya: Iconic Egyptian Soup of Jute Mellow

MOLOKHEYA is an iconic Egyptian soup that dates back to the ancient civilization. It is made of deep green leaves known as Jute Mallow. Given its high nutritional value, it was served to the Pharos. MOLOKHEYA is an excellent source of folic acid, fiber, and multiple vitamins.

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Dairy-Free Cashew Cheese

Dairy-free, nutritious cashew cheese is a treat for vegan fellows. It is made of raw cashews and jazzed up by a shower of fresh aromatic herbs, and Egyptian seasoning. Baking this cheese, elevates all its flavors and propels it to the center stage of a breakfast table or an appetizer tray. Can’t wait to hear your feedback when you try it! Read this post for a step-by step recipe.

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Loaded Dark Chocolate Bark

This chocolate bark studded with toasted pistachios, almonds, and cranberries are easy-to-make, healthy snack, mood booster, and a decadent vegan treat.

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“Left Mekhalel”: Pickled turnips: لفت مخلل

Pickled turnips are delicious Egyptian mezzah, which are made of turnips and beets soaked in brine. While the hero here is the turnips, the beets’ natural sweetness offsets the saline brine and lends the pale white vegetable a vibrant magenta color. Pickled turnips are indispensable to jazz up a shawarma or falafel wrap.

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Jello-Savoiardi Cake: Happy Valentine

Jello-Savoiardi cake is semi-homemade, make ahead, no stress, no-bake cake, yet impressive, photogenic, juicy, decadent, and rich in flavors and textures. It is an excellent festive cake for many occasions including potlucks. It takes minutes to assemble this vibrant cake, yet it will be the town’s talk for much longer.

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Egyptian Termes: Lupini Beans Snack: ترمس

Pickled Lupini Beans, Terms, “ترمس”, are 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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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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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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