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…

Bolognese pasta…my kids’ favorite

This dish is very easy to put together for the kids only if you prepare the ground beef ahead of time and store it in freezer. That tip helped me a lot to prepare this dish so fast for my kids. I usually get all the ground beef for a month and cook it at…

Fried beef steak: If guilt does not kill me, this dish might!

Bofteek is the Egyptian name for that dish, it is also named sometimes in the fancier places in Egypt as escalope. In USA, you usually see a different version of it in many restaurants like claim jumper, lucille’s and many others. It is usually made with chicken or crumbled beef and covered with gravy. The 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 rice…

Egyptian seafood rice

In Egypt, there is a special rice that goes with seafood, it cannot be regular white or basmati rice. It has to have special flavors like onions, garlic and cumin. I have never seen anyone in Egypt eat seafood with white rice, this is how serious it is to eat the right rice. It has…

Baked fish with tomato sauce “sayadieh bi el samak”

Sayadieh el samak is one of my favorite seafood dishes. The first time I tasted it was in Port Said city while visiting some families. It was a very hot casserole coming out of the oven, it looked amazing! I could see the hint of the baked brownish fish under the tomato sauce. Some people bake…

Egyptian seafood: Baked Fish

Egypt location dictates that Fish has to be super good! It is surrounded by a lot of water, Mediterranean sea in the north, red sea in the east, the long beautiful river nile from south to north across Egypt and many lakes as well. So, naturally Fish is very common in Egypt and it is…

Shrimp: Egyptian Style…Kind of

If you ever get to visit Egypt, you have to go to one of the famous seafood places over there like Adoora, Fish market, the borg (not the actually the Egyptian borg as in “tower”, it is a name of a restaurant) or visit my mom 😉 This shrimp recipe is not 100% Egyptian since…

Quick and tasty grilled chicken with hidden vegetables

This recipe is a good one to hide some healthy elements within for the picky eaters. It is a nice chicken dish that the kids and I really enjoy. It is super easy to make as well, it is basically 2 main steps, prepare the marination and then grill the chicken. As usual, if you grill…

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…