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…

Rice with peas and carrots

The best thing about this rice dish is that it is a main dish by itself. It makes it easy specially for kids to make sure that they eat some vegetables along with the rice. I made this dish for my husband who is on diet and it has been great for him! He is…

Pickled eggplant “Bitingan bi elkhal w el tawm”…

As I told you before my taste buds have changed and I have a big passion for eggplants. The last recipe was Mosakaa, the one with the tomato sauce. This one is much easier and it is like a salad. For the healthy version of it, you can grill the eggplant but make sure it…

Egyptian moussaka: When eggplants meet garlic and tomato sauce

It is so strange how one’s┬átaste 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…