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June 8, 2017

A SPICY TOMATO BROTH WITH CHICKPEAS ‘HALABESSA’

Halabessa, also known as 'Hummus El Shaam', is a popular Egyptian street food traditionally sold in Cairo's busiest streets during winter. I remember I used to drive about 30 mins to get to this guy who used to sit on the corner of one of Cairo's busiest streets,  just to eat some of his [...]

Spicy caramelised heirloom carrots with purple kale and tahini dip

February 19, 2016

I often say to my husband and kids that I would love to be a vegetarian, and I really mean it when I say that. I'm the kinda person who gets so excited about finding a good vegetable peeler (I cannot imagine my life without a one) or going to the markets early in the morning shopping for vegetables in season while picturing how [...]

Egyptian spiced potatoes

September 23, 2015

  So here we go again, another good use of  Turmeric. This is a delicious vegetarian dish well known in the middle east as 'battata harra' which means spicy potatoes (as in chilli). It is so easy and quick to prepare and honestly, requires zero cooking skills (except for boiling the potatoes if you consider this [...]

August 21, 2015

sweet ‘n sticky chicken drumsticks

It's been a while since my last post, but don't know why it feels longer than it really is! I was in Bali last week with my son, we had such a great bonding time just him and I. The weather was so nice and warm, as soon as I landed I thought: O maaaan! I miss summer so much, [...]