Orange Cranberry Sauce: Scrumptious addition to my holiday repertoire

Orange Cranberry Sauce is the easiest holiday sauce that is ready in no less than twenty minutes with ingredients that you probably have in your fridge. Given, its vibrant, festive color and fresh flavors, Orange Cranberry Sauce is a scrumptious addition to your holiday table.

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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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Zaatar Lemon Chicken: The power of taste memory

Zaatar Lemon chicken is a roasted chicken dish that is flavorsome, incredibly easy to make. It is perfect for entertaining and wonderful as a quick-fix dinner. I concoct this recipe relying on my unbeatable memory taste of the best grilled chicken I had in one of Egypt’s restaurant.

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Kabab Hala bel Batates: Egyptian Meat Stew & Potatoes

Kabab Hala is an iconic Egyptian meat stew that is associated with feasts and social gatherings. It is a slowly cooked chuck roast that is drenched in dark velvety sauce infused by collapsed caramelized onions and an assortment of warm spices. Kabab Hala makes an easy to make crockpot or slow cooker meal.

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Basil-Lemon-Lime Granita: Cosmopolitan Alexandria

  Basil-lemon-Lime granita is probably the ultimate light and easy-to-make dessert.  It is the perfect cooler on a warm day.  It is made out of fresh lemon and lime juice mixed with basil- infused simple syrup.

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Beer Can Chicken: Surprise Your Guests

My guests usually expect, given my roots, a Middle Eastern table.  Therefore, I like to surprise them with a completely different set of flavors. A couple of weeks ago, gathered in my house for dinner and ideas exchange were ten exceptional and well-traveled ladies.  My powerful female guests are human activists who are devoting their […]

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