Plant-based Entrees

Kissir Turkish Bulgur Salad

Kissir Turkish Bulgur Salad

This delicious salad is filling, full of aromatic green herbs and SO easy to make! Kissir is a Turkish bulgur salad that has spread from the Anatolian region and is very popular all over Turkey. This basic recipe can be modified with your favorite add-ins. […]

Stuffed Grape leaves – mahshy

Stuffed Grape leaves – mahshy

This recipe is so dear to my heart. Hands down, my favorite dish, the one thing I can relish at any given time, and never grow tired of, is a plate of hot, juicy, lemony vine leaves filled with a flavorful, herbed, rice mixture. This […]

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

This pasta is everything: a hearty, creamy, cheesy, flavorful bowl of autumn comfort! Flavored with shallots, garlic, and thyme, the creamy and sweet butternut squash is pureed with a dash of cream into a rich velvety sauce. A sprinkling of pecorino romano cheese balances out […]

Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon Cooler

This is hands down the most requested drink by my family, friends, and my very picky children. This watermelon cooler is refreshing, hydrating, cooling, and tastes like a tropical drink you’d enjoy on vacation. In my Vitamix blender, I throw in cubes of fresh watermelon, […]

Egyptian Massak’a (Moussaka)

Egyptian Massak’a (Moussaka)

Egyptian massak’a is easily one the tastiest dishes out there. In this version, sliced eggplants and peppers are lightly fried and then cooked in an irresistible tomato sauce simmering with garlic, onions, cumin, and vinegar. It’s really a quite simple dish to prepare with complex […]

Sambousek (beef, cheese, or eggplant filling)

Sambousek (beef, cheese, or eggplant filling)

Sambousek is also called Sambouseh throughout Egypt and the Levant regions. It is similar to samosas, but with a different flavor and spice profile for the filling. In the Arab world, it is basically a fried dumpling of flaky and crispy dough filled with beef […]

Mushroom Bolognese Pasta (vegan)

Mushroom Bolognese Pasta (vegan)

This is a wonderful dish I have started making for my family to substitute a hearty and delicious beef sauce. We want to eat less meat, and more veggies, so if you are in the same boat- you will LOVE this dish! This pasta is […]

Loubiya (Egyptian Black Eyed Pea Stew)

Loubiya (Egyptian Black Eyed Pea Stew)

Loubiya has been one of my favorite meals of all time. These beans are so creamy and full of flavor, they really stand out from any other bean I have tried. This Egyptian black eyed pea stew is such a healthy and flavorful comfort dish. […]

Taro in Cilantro and Chard Stew (Egyptian Colcass Stew)

Taro in Cilantro and Chard Stew (Egyptian Colcass Stew)

This is one delicious dish unique to North African cuisine. The deep green cilantro and chard stew the vegetables simmer in is a vibrant green hue for good reason. You can see the nutrition in its gorgeous color, and you can be sure that the […]

Cauliflower and Potato Tikka Masala

Cauliflower and Potato Tikka Masala

Tikka Masala is easily one of the most delicious and creamy curries you can try. I love it so much I set out to make my own bulk chicken tikka masala recipe years ago, and it has consistently been a hit. Since we have switched […]