Easy yummy sausage pie

This is such a delicious pie using the awesome ready made dough “Puff Pastry”. You can get creative with the stuffing but this combination hits the spot for me 🙂 1 sheet puff pastry 1 tbsp ketcup 1 cup thinly sliced beef sausage 1 cup mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup black olives pitted and diced 1/2…

Ribeye Steak – Egyptian Marinade

I know I know 🙂 Best steak is just with salt and pepper. However, if you try this Egyptian marinade, you will not regret it. Hope you enjoy it! Ingredients: 1 tbsp onion juice (mince it manually with grater for the juice) 1 tsp garlic paste 1 tbsp red vinegar 1 lime juice 1 tbsp…

Sanyet El batates Recipe…Egyptian baked potato

Sanyet El batates is my mom’s specialty. She is the best one who can make this dish so far. It is basically baked slices of potatoes in the oven with tomatoes, onions and vegetable or chicken broth in the oven. You can also add some chicken or meat pieces on the top before placing the…

Alexandrian beef liver: Kibda Iskandrani

I know beef liver might not sound delicious for some people. However, in Egypt and Middle East, beef liver is considered so yummy 🙂 It is also one of the most popular street food in Egypt but it is bit risky to eat it off food carts/trucks unless you trust the place very well. In Egypt,…

Egyptian Hawawshi…my favorite was from a butcher shop

Egyptian Hawawshi is a very famous traditional Egyptian street food. However, it is prepared in Egyptian homes as well. The quality of the meat for the ones that are made at home is much better, but there is still something special about the ones made outside. Hawawshi is basically some type of dough or Egyptian…

Egyptian rice pudding with cinnamon and raisins…Just right!

  Rice pudding is a common desert in many countries, and of course each country has its own twist. I love the indian version of the rice pudding but it is quite different from the Egyptian one. The Egyptian rice pudding is thicker (hence heavier and fattier) and it does not have cardamom. Also, the Egyptian…

Using milanesa cut to make Egyptian beef shawarma at home

    If you have not tried Shawarma before, you are really missing a lot! There are some places in USA where they make it. But, it is always missing the juiciness that you find in the shawarma wraps or sandwiches off the Egyptian streets. You take a bit into a wrap or even a bun…

Tahini Sauce Recipe

Tahini sauce is made from sesame paste. Tahini is the ketchup of the Middle East. We put it on meat, chicken, fish and guess what molasses 😂 However this recipe is focusing on the tahini sauce for the savory dishes. Hope you enjoy it! It is best with beef shawarma wraps and beef liver sandwiches…Yum!…

Pizza Biscuits Recipe – Grands Buttermilk Dough

Few nights ago, my teenage son was craving mini pizza pastries. Those mini pizzas are very popular in Egypt, they are tiny and the toppings usually are tomatoes, olives and cheese. You can buy those in Egypt from almost every “Forn” (bakery) in the street or from any fancy desserts bakery. They really really delicious…

How to Marinate Beef – Egyptian Style?

In Egypt, we always marinate the meat and fish. This is different from many other places where marination can be way simpler and down to some salt and pepper. I crave both, for example with thick steak cuts, I really like simple flavors and simple is a lot in this case. On the other hand…

Spicy Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Hope you enjoy this spaghetti bolognese recipe! In Egypt, spaghetti is a very lovable dish for family and kids. I changed the Egyptian recipe quite a bit to make it spicy and added few more yummy elements. Unlike, the traditional bolognese sauce, I do not like carrots in the sauce so I do not usually…

Egyptian Golash – Stuffed Phyllo

Egyptian Golash – not the European meaning of Golash. Golash in Egypt is the stuffed phyllo dough sheets. It could be sweet (baklava – check the recipe here) or savory (meat/chicken/spinach). Today we will do it with ground beef, half regular and half with pizza toppings:) Ingredients 1 wrap of Phyllo dough 1/2 cup melted…

Easy Chicken Marinade

Ingredients 10 boneless chicken breast strips 1 cup yogurt 2 tsp tomato paste (very important) 1 1/2 tbsp white vinegar 1/2 large lemon juice 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp paprika 2 tsp all spices or Shawerma spices 1/2 large onion 1 tbsp cilantro 1 large tomatos  In a food processor, mix everything except for chicken 😉 until…

Anything Pasta Recipe – Yum 😋

Do you have left over chicken and it looks so sad in the fridge? No worries we can transform it to a delicious pasta 🍝 Ingredients are: Cooked pasta penne if available Left over cooked chicken any shape any form Black olives Basil leaves if available – dried oregano if not Mushrooms if available 1…