My experience with the Palestinian Shish Barak

My dear friend invited me to spend a day in her kitchen learning and watching how she and her mom make a very a traditional Palestinian/Jordanian dish. That dish is called “Shish Barak”. It was such a unique experience! I think that dish says a lot about Palestinian people. They are really strong and patient! In…

My mom’s easy and tasty lentil soup…

Lentil soup is one of the most common soups in Egypt. It is very tasty and healthy as well! Egyptians cook lentil soup a lot specially during the month of Ramadan. At least that what my mom made me think all those years in Egypt. I think my mom makes one of the best lentil soups ever, it…

The national dish of Egypt: Koshari

One could imagine that a national dish of a middle eastern country like Egypt would include some kind of meat like lamb, beef or chicken. However, the Egyptian national dish is a vegetarian dish, it is called Koshari. Koshari is loved by all Egyptians and affordable by everyone. It is basically rice and lentils with…

Kabab w Kofta or what is known as Kabob and Lula here…

I do not know why it is spelled like that or as Kebab, in Egypt, we pronounce it as if it is spelled like Kabab. This is one of the best dishes ever. The interesting fact that there is not a single Egyptian house that I know of who cook that dish at home. We…

Layers of good stuff…The Lasagna

I was introduced to Lasagna many many years ago in Malta. I cannot remember the flavors since I was a kid but I remember it was so good and unlike anything I have ever tasted before. That is very true though at that time since Lasagna is not even an Egyptian dish  and it is…

Two in one chicken dishes!

Boneless chicken breasts can be included in unlimited recipes like fried, broiled, lemon pepper baked, Mexican recipes and many other. Yet, sometimes I get stuck and keep repeating the same recipe over and over when it comes to boneless chicken. It is easy but sometimes impossible to feel like let me make something new today with…