San GIOVANNI Bread: All you knead is love.

SAN JIOVANNI bread is a favorite childhood bread that I grew up eating in my hometown Alexandria, Egypt. It has a pillowy interior and crusty, golden exterior. The flavor of that bread is elevated by the addition of orange zest, mastic and mahleb. It is freezer friendly and pretty versatile as it makes excellent sandwich bread, panini toast, as well as a luscious accompaniment to soak up the sauce of a hearty stew.

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Orange Cranberry Sauce: A 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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Lusine’s Eggplant Dip: The Power of a Refugee Woman

Eggplant Pomegranate Dip is a vegan mezzah/appetizer dish that is so simple to make but it will be the star of your mezzeh tray. The pungency of eggplant mixed with onions and mashed garlic is tamed by a drizzle of pomegranate molasses, creating a wonderful balance between the sweet, salty, and tart.

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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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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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