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 Pumpkin-Milk Pudding: Hanna’a Recipe

Egyptian Pumpkin-Milk Pudding is a dish that hails from Egypt and exists in different variations. This recipe credit goes to Hanna’a my parents loveliest Egyptian neighbor who is a seasoned cook in her own right. I left Egypt over twelve years ago, nonetheless, I vividly and fondly remember the taste of Hanna’s Pumpkin-Milk Pudding dish […]

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15 Tips for A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Dear foodie tribe, Happy Thanksgiving! Either you are spending it alone with immediate/extended family, I hope my two cents could be helpful in handling this big holiday meal. I am sharing in the short video below all the Thanksgiving  lessons I learned the hard way over the last twelve years.

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Brine & Compound Butter: Powerful PREP for a glorious BIRD

The turkey is infamous for being dry and bland, but those who spread the rumors haven’t tried the two most powerful flavors arsenal. Nothing leads to a perfectly tender, and flavorful turkey other than brine and compound butter.  That is a pretty bold statement to make, I know. Yet,  it is a conclusive one, based […]

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Egyptian Keshk (Kishk): Aziza’s Recipe

I am thrilled to host this week, the talented Egyptian food caterer and recipe developer Menna Rashwan. Menna, who runs her own food business out to Salt Lake City in the US,  managed in relatively short time to grow a raving audience of her authentic Egyptian dishes. Her radiant Instagram page @azizaslc is a clear evidence […]

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Semsemeya Or Egyptian Sesame Candy: Sweetness Beyond Taste

The sweetness of some childhood candies go beyond their taste! Don’t you agree? I grew up as a Christian minority in a muslim dominant country but can’t write enough about the affection that tied me with my muslim neighbors, friends, colleagues, and mentors.

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