Stewed Fava Beans “Foul Medames”: The Unconditional Love

Foul Medames or Stew of Fava bean is a Middle Eastern breakfast, brunch and sometimes dinner. It is an unmistakable street food staple in Egypt. Fava beans is, by far, the white canvas of legumes dishes.  A very forgiving and inclusive dish, it proves to be.  It could be spiced up or down, cooked with either butter or oil, with or without tomato sauce, mixed with eggs or served vegan.

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Fattah: The Coptic Feast

Fattah is an Egyptian traditional dish served in both Muslim and Christian feasts. It is a meat-rice- bread dish that dates back to ancient Egyptian times.  The dish was featured on the pillars of Pharaohs temples.  That said, it has slightly been altered and refined over 7000 years.  Each Egyptian family has its own secret ingredient for this festive dish. The recipe below is my family’s signature one with some of my minor healthful interventions.

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What to Serve at the Holidays Cocktail Party

When I glanced at our holiday party guest list, our guests’ last names put a big smile on my face.  The list screamed diversity! God bless the country that brought us together from the four corners of the globe to pursue our dreams, build careers, embrace U.S. values, relish freedom, and contribute our unique ethnic […]

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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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Hosting Thanksgiving: Lessons Learned the Hard Way

  Happy thanksgiving everyone!  My intention was to post this article two weeks prior to Thanksgiving.  Alas, a wild flu took over our household, messed up my schedule and blogging routine!  In any event, better late than never.  In a blink of eye, Thanksgiving would be here again around the corner   

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