Egyptian Termes: Lupini Beans Snack: ترمس

Pickled Lupini Beans, Terms, “ترمس”, are one of the most common, affordable, healthy, and delicious snacks in Egypt. They are served seasoned with lemon, salt,  and sometimes cumin and dry pepper flakes. 

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Ka’ab El Ghazal: Egyptian Date Filled Cookies: كعب الغزال

“Ka’ab Alghazal” is an Egyptian Date filled cookie that is also known as “Menin”. It is omnipresent in Egyptian bakeries and is considered a staple cookie to serve with cardamom coffee or mint tea. It has a flaky shell that encases a velvety date filling, spiked with warm spices such as fennel and anise. A true delight to indulge on and to share with others. Roll your sleeves, these cookies are worth baking and trying.

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Chicken Shawarma & Trimmings: Nouna’s Syrian Recipe

With this recipe for Chicken Shawarma, you will learn how to make an exotic, juicy, spicy, and crunchy shawarma sandwich in the comfort of your own home. Bonus: an easy, decadent, and egg-free Toum (garlic spread) recipe is included in the post.

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Mary’s Dukka: The Egyptian Quintessential Spice Blend

Egyptian Dukka (also spelled as dukkah or Duqqah) is a quintessential Egyptian pantry ingredient. Historically, Dukka in Egyptian culture has been associated with humbleness and austerity as it costs almost nothing to make it, in addition to its long lasting shelf life.   Dukka is typically a mix of spices, toasted affordable nuts and seeds, ground […]

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Kahk: National Cookies of Egypt: الكحك المصري

Egyptian Kahk is the synonym of feast in Egypt, as they are the national Egyptian cookies baked to celebrate both Muslim and Christian feasts. These mouthwatering, ghee-rich cookies are filled with either date paste, agameya, or walnuts and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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Egyptian Petit Four by Marian: Happy Coptic Christmas

Food Blogger Marian Guirguis @marianjoyfulkitchen is sharing at Chez Nermine her recipe of Festive Traditional Egyptian cookies known as Petit Four. Not to confuse them with French Petit Four, these melt-in-your-mouth cookies are close to Western butter cookies.

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Beef Bone Broth: Countdown to Coptic Christmas

Beef Bone Broth is a quintessential ingredient in my Egyptian festive dishes. I make it using quality beef bones, aromatic herbs, vegetables, and spices. This bone broth is known for its rich collagen and its impact on slowing aging and boosting the immune system. I use this broth as a liquid agent to cook my rolled grape leaves, jeweled rice, meat soups, and stews, just to name a few.

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Homemade Light Cheese Balls in Four Distinct Flavors

These mini light cheese balls are made out of skimmed milk and mixed with fresh herbs, tomatoes, seasoning, and onions. For an additional layer of sophistication and beauty, these mini balls are coated with different flavors: chipotle pepper, walnuts, za’atar, and black sesame seeds. They make an excellent healthy snack and elegant cocktail food.

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