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June 2, 2017

THE MIDDLE EASTERN PANCAKES ‘KATAYEF’ (refined sugar free)

Ramadan Mubarak to all my readers who are observing Ramadan. It's day 6 of the month today, and it feels like it's going really fast already, doesn't it? For those of you who are not observing this month and don't know much about it, I would love to share a little about this [...]

Egyptian-Style Sweet Couscous with Dates, Nuts and Hibiscus Syrup

September 18, 2016

  What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word 'couscous' ?Moroccan food? a lamb tagine? sultanas and nuts? or maybe all of the above? It's true that the main Moroccan dish most people are familiar with is Couscous, traditionally cooked with spices and vegetables and served as a vegetarian meal [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]