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…

Squash with béchamel sauce and ground beef

Many years ago, I was never a big fan of vegetables even if they were deep fried in butter. Things change though and so are the taste buds I guess. I find that squash is always a very interesting vegetable, it has a some edible seeds and it has a unique flavor. You can eat it in different forms like…

Egyptian Sausage Fiteer using Puff Pastry

In Egypt, there is a famous delicious meal known as “Fiteer”, Fiteer is a pastry that could be stuffed with savory ingredients like sausage, basturma (arabic version of beef jerky), seafood or sweet ingredients like sweet cream, sugar…etc. I will add a separate post for how to make the Fiteer pastry from Scratch, but this is…

Steak poivre hacked…

When I have a busy long day, sometimes that happens by spending the full morning watching previously recorded chopped and cutthroat kitchen,  it is hard to put a nice dish together fast enough. That was until I started to make the steak poivre!!! It looks too fancy to be done in such a short time. And…

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 of shawarma,…