vegetarian

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 […]

Vegetarian Macarona Bechamél

Vegetarian Macarona Bechamél

A classic Egyptian comfort food, Macarona Bechamél oozes a creamy béchamel sauce, layered over penne pasta, savory beef, and gooey cheesy flavor throughout. This pasta casserole will be a huge hit with the whole family. The classic recipe with meat sauce can be found in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quinoa Lentil Soup

Quinoa Lentil Soup

The weather outside is frightful….and soup sounds so delightful! These cold winter days are perfect for a steaming hot bowl of quinoa lentil soup. This tomato based soup is a hearty, filling, protein packed, and super flavorful meal that echoes the flavors of my famous […]

Lentil Tabbouli

Lentil Tabbouli

This lentil tabbouli salad is the perfect autumn spin off of the classic Middle Eastern salad famous for its delicious combination of parsley, mint, and wheat burgul soaked in lemon and olive oil. I substituted the traditional wheat bulgur grain for a gluten-free and protein […]

Perfect Rice

Perfect Rice

Rice is a basic. It is likely one of the first things you want to master once you find yourself in that situation where you are suddenly fending for yourself in the kitchen. You are n ow living on your own and need to eat, […]