Spinach with Ground Beef

  A lot of Egyptians cook the spinach dish in different variations like with meat, no meat, with eggs….etc. But I was never a big fan. I remember when I was about 8 years old, my mom tried to get me to eat spinach for lunch. She was so unsuccessful and it was a long…

I am hiding the broccoli from myself!

I am such a lucky mom as my son is a big fan of broccoli!! He can eat it raw, steamed or whatever form. So, I do not have to bribe him, convince him or hide it in the food. However, I am really not a big fan and I am so bad at making it…

Egyptians love stuffing stuff so why not potatoes?!

Stuffed potatoes with beef, sounds good, right?! My mom used to make this more than 2 decades ago, at first I thought it was her own invention. How would one think to take the insides of the potatoes and stuff them?! However, in Egypt, we love stuffing stuff, we stuff grape leaves, squash, eggplant, tomatoes, cabbage…

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 chicken or meat broth in the oven. You can also add some chicken or meat pieces on the top before placing the…

Egyptian Fried Cauliflower

Egyptian fried cauliflower Fried cauliflower is one of the most delicious Egyptian vegetable dishes. Cauliflower has a unique taste, it looks like a broccoli but white and it tastes so different. I have never seen a purple cauliflower until I came to USA, it looks so beautiful, i would rather put it as a decoration than eat…

Egyptian okra stew, the bamya recipe

Bamya is a very traditional Egyptian dish but it is still very common in all Arab countries. It is usually cooked with lamb, however I am not a big fan of lamb (despite of being middle eastern) so I usually cook it with beef instead. If you are a vegetarian, you can still follow the…

Egyptian recipe of beef stew with carrots and peas…Elbasila w el roz…

I remember running around the house trying to escape the vegetables meal when I was a kid. Most of the vegetables in Egypt are cooked along with beef stew and tomato sauce like “Peas and carrots”, “Spinach”, “Green beans” and many other veggies. I used to hate all of them when  I was a kid but again something…

Egyptian moussaka: When eggplants meet garlic and tomato sauce

It is so strange how one’s taste buds could change over years. I used to hate eggplants when I was way younger. I recall that my mom used to make pickled eggplants with garlic, vinegar, bell peppers and parsley, I would leave the house instantly to escape just the suggestion to try it. Now, I would…

Roasted potatoes with rosemary, cherry tomatoes and garlic mix

Potatoes are used in Egypt in so many different dishes. One of my favorite potato dishes is very simple that is homemade french fries. They are usually cut in irregular shapes but they are fun to eat. I think the potatoes in Egypt are a bit different from Californian ones as they are more on…

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…