Rolled Grape Leaves : A Labor of Love for those Who Well Deserve it

Rolled grape leaves are an Iconic Middle Eastern dish with a wide appeal for ostensible reasons.  The paper-thin briny grape leaves encase a juicy traditional mix of rice and meat, either beef or lamb or only rice. The stuffing is spiked by an assortment of pungent spices such as cardamom, cumin, allspice, and cinnamon.

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Bran Sea Bass : A Fresh Breeze from Alexandria-Egypt

I am thrilled to partner with Mediterranean Lifestyle magazine with this article about Egyptian Grilled Bran Fish. It is more than a mere recipe. It is a piece of food memoirs rooted in my hometown: Alexandria, Egypt.
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Coffee-Cardamom Viennese: A Cookie to Brighten Your Day

NON-SPONSORED POST Have you ever tried cardamom coffee before? I hope you did. If not I strongly recommend it. It is an incredible mood booster in the middle of bleak quarantine days. Personally, I wouldn’t have survived homeschooling without my morning cup of cardamom coffee. The smell alone of the finely ground coffee mixed with […]

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Belilah : Egyptian Quintessential Porridge

Belilah is a portmanteau, a made-up word coined from a combination of the French words Blé Au Lait, which means wheat-milk.  Most probably, the inception of authentic Egyptian porridge is traced back to the French colonialism that lasted in Egypt from 1798 to 1801. 

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Chocolate-Salted Caramel Tart: A Therapeutic Treat

This tart is adapted by Bon Appetite Magazine. The intensity of this tart dark chocolate glaze cuts through the sweetness of the salted caramel layer. The gooey filling of both chocolate glaze and salted caramel can’t find a more glorious vessel than this delicate, slim chocolate crust. The crust shatters in your mouth surrendering to an unexpected hint of sea salt that offsets the sweetness and sends you to a heavenly flavors island.

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Dates Pudding: A tribute to My father

NON-SPONSORED POST I would love to thank all my followers and readers who texted or emailed me to offer condolences for the loss of my beloved father. My father was an exceptional man who challenged me to excel in everything I do.  He braved the archaic norms of a masculine society and sent me to […]

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