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November 18, 2015

Wholesome banana bread with pecans

I have been working on this recipe for a week, trying so many different ways to get the texture and taste just right .. and because baking is still not my strength, this was a bit of a challenge! I didn't just follow a recipe, I actually made my own version of a banana bread only keeping the basic rules of baking [...]

Goldilocks perfect porridge

July 2, 2015

I haven't been a big fan of oats .. to be honest as a kid I wasn't even exposed to it, my mum used to cook this traditional wheat based porridge known in Egypt as 'Belila' which is usually served with honey and milk, But that was it for porridges..  I have only discovered oats few years [...]

Egyptian Fava beans ‘FOUL MEDAMMES’

June 21, 2015

It's Foul time !!! Honestly words cannot express how much I love this dish !! enough to say that it takes me back to my beloved Egypt with the first mouthful. let me tell you a little about this dish please ..  {for those who are only after the recipe please ignore my chit chat .. and scroll straight down to [...]

June 16, 2015

Dried fruit compote ‘Khoshaf’

Khoshaf, the classic middle eastern Fruit compote, is a staple dessert in Ramadan.  For those who are reading now and don't know much about Ramadan, I will tell you a little about it. 'Ramadan' is a spiritual month of fasting (Sawm) for muslims, billions of muslims observe it every year. It is the ninth month [...]