Macarona Béchamel/Forn: The dish that bridges three cultures

Macarona Béchamel (aka Macarona Forn) is an Egyptian pasta bake, and a one pot meal that has three layers: penne pasta, spices-spiked, luscious red meat sauce, and a silky, smooth white sauce on top. The dish is an iconic crowd pleaser in Egypt. It is nutritious, make ahead, freezer friendly, and excellent potluck dish that garners compliments like no other.

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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 an Egyptian Diaspora of favorite recipes, I am delighted to host Dr. Samia Spencer at my blog “Chez Nermine”. In her recipe of delicious Fava beans dip, Dr. Spencer manages 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 Keshk (Kishk): Aziza’s Recipe

This week I am thrilled to host the talented Egyptian food caterer and recipe developer, Menna Rashwan. Menna, who runs her own food business in 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 clear evidence of […]

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Zaatar Lemon Chicken: The power of food memories

Zaatar Lemon Chicken is a roasted chicken dish that is flavorsome and incredibly easy to make. It is perfect for entertaining and wonderful as a quick-fix dinner. I concocted this recipe relying on my unbeatable taste memory 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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