Lusine’s Eggplant Dip: The Power of a Refugee Woman

Eggplant pomegranate dip is a vegan mezzah/appetizer dish that is so simple to make but it will be the star of your mezzeh tray. The pungency of eggplant mixed with onions and mashed 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 Egyptian Diaspora favorite recipes, I am delighted to host at my blog “Chez Nermine” Dr. Samia Spencer. Dr. Spencer managed in her recipe of delicious Fava beans dip 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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Egyptian Falafel: Zero Food Waste

A granite pestle and a mortar trigger the best qualities in spices, so do hardships to us.  We rise as better human beings as we are forced to grow out of our comfort zone. As unpleasant as COVID-19 could be, it is also a rare opportunity to slow down and reflect on our own journey […]

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Makdous (Pickled Stuffed Eggplants): The bejewelled appetizer

Makdous is a Middle Eastern appetizer that originates in the Levant. Typically, it is made of baby eggplants, stuffed with toasted walnuts, roasted capsicum, red chili, and drenched in olive oil. This is a twisted version that untraditionally contains pomegranate seeds to balance the saltiness and heat.

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Mango Sago: Singapore, My New Home 3/3

Recipe and food styling credit to Chef Derick Koh  Mango Sago is the perfect, delicate grand finale to a profusion of tantalising flavors, artfully packed in a Singaporean meal.

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Egyptian Mint-Lime-Lemon smoothie: Beat the heat

Egyptian mint-lime-Lemon smoothie is a treat on a boiling hot day!  If you ever swing by Egypt, make sure to try it at some point.  It is ubiquitously served, starting from five star hotels to popular cafes “makahi“. In addition to being a refreshing drink,  it is an excellent detox and metabolism-catalyst, given the healing […]

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Carob Drink: Happy Eid Fitr

The holly month of Ramadan is over and Eid el Fitr (the feast) is here!  I don’t want, however, to let it go without posting about my fond memories of the holly month. Years and miles away from a place that once was home, Egypt, I still  vividly remember those days, tightly holding my grandma’s […]

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