Tag Archives: Egypt

Egyptian Hawawshi

“Hawawshi? What the heck is that?” a friend once asked.  Now, I don’t blame her.  The name sounds like some kind of dance move, or the name of a strange character from television.  As one article put it: “[Hawashi] is a cross between a hamburger, a Mexican gordita and a South American empanada.”  In Egypt, they are made […]

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Spotlight: Quinoa – Potato Quinoa Kibbeh with Ground Beef (Kibbeh bil Batatis)

In college, my mom was notorious on campus for cooking up large batches of food and sending it to my apartment. My friends always helped devour the food, with one of their favorites being fried kibbeh, or “kib-bees” as my friends called them. I distinctly remember my friends leaving the house, after my engagement party, with […]

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Panko Crusted Steak (Bifteak) Sandwiches

My favorite childhood snack is…. scratch that. My all time favorite snack is my mommy’s bifteak or bufteak.  This is Egypt’s version of chicken fried steak.  My mommy always makes this for us when we are travelling, arriving from travel, or a quick late night snack. Basically, she makes it all the time.  Usually she intends […]

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Citrus Cardamom Rice Pudding (Roz bi Laban)

This recipe has a special place in my heart.  It is how Heba and I met, so it symbolizes the beginning of midEATS! She was in search of a healthy rice pudding recipe, and I had just been laboriously making the 5th version of rice pudding for the week. She found my personal blog, she tried […]

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