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September 7, 2015

spiced orange yogurt cake

I have made this cake several times following the forever beautiful Nigella Lawson's recipe found in her 'Nigellissima' book. This time though, I dared to give it a bit of an Arabian twist by adding ground mastic and cardamom spices to the vanilla flavour and using orange zest instead of the lemon in the original recipe. I have also used raw fine sugar [...]

cream of spinach soup with yogurt balls

August 27, 2015

It was definitely one of these days. So, my husband is away for work, my daughter is away too on a school camp for the first time, and I'm staying home on a cold winter night with my youngest, trying to think of something super quick to cook for dinner but can't really decide, so I ask my son: what [...]

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 21, 2015

Egyptian Fava beans ‘FOUL MEDAMMES’

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 [...]