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 baked tilapia

This dish is so easy to put together. It is very healthy and tasty. You can also used the same marination and the way of cooking it for any other type of fish fillets. I can get this fish on the table ready in less than 30 minutes. Enjoy! Ingredients 4 pieces of Tilapia fillets…

Egyptian chicken a la grecque sandwich

There are different recipes and ways to make chicken a la grecque. This recipe is meant to make the chicken a la grecque as a sandwich unlike the common way to cook it. However, as a healthier alternative, you can still eat it without the bread and it will be super delicious. This sandwich is not…

Fillo dough recipe in 15 minutes…Hacked Egyptian recipe of golash!

Fillo dough is used a lot in the Egyptian recipes, we usually call it “Golash” and it has nothing to do with the Hungarian Goulash dish. Egyptian recipes may include sweet or savory stuffing in the fillo dough. Those thin flat pastry sheets could be stuffed with nuts and cinnamon or sweet cream for desserts. They…

Father in law’s recipe of the Egyptian Calrose Rice…

As you might know by now, I love cooking, trying recipes and making new ones. I think I can follow most of the recipes easily, thank God! However, there is one dish I always used to struggle with, it sounds like an easy dish but it always ends up either overcooked or undercooked, that is the Egyptian…

Strawberry Jam Recipe

This is my first trial to make Jam or Jelly at home. If you have ever watched “Friends” sitcom, I am like Joey eating Jam off the jar with a spoon, no bread, no nothing. Same for Nutella. I love the homemade Jam, something about it makes me feel happy. Perhaps, the little cute jars…

The most comforting Egyptian chicken soup with some little twists…

Chicken soup is one of the most traditional Egyptian soups. It is very comforting in a cold weather or when you feel sick or having a bad day or just any other day. We usually add a special type of pasta called “Lisan asfoor”, it has a funny translation in english as “bird’s tongue”. I guess because of…

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 Shakshooka Recipe…

In Egypt, the weekend is on a Friday and a Saturday unlike here, so every Friday morning we used to have a big breakfast. Don’t tell my mom but my dad was the better cook. I believe my dad used to make the best Shakshooka besides Shabrawi in Egypt. Shabrawi is a place where Fava beans, falafel,…