HAWAWSHI! I am cooking today one of the most classical Egyptian street food; using a super easy recipe that is lighter & tastier than any store bought alternative.
First of all, I am using lean meat which I know is not common in making Hawawshi as FAT is one of the key ingredients. But I was able to create the same juiciness of street bought hawawshi by using cream cheese & oil instead of FAT. The result is extremely juicy & light besides you won’t feel the taste of cream cheese at all. Continue reading “HAWAWSHI: OVEN BAKED MEAT SANDWICHES”
I never thought the day would come when I would share a pizza dough recipe! First, I hate working with yeast & second I always believed that pizza should never be made at home! But things change & so do I.
I have been working on this recipe for months; trying almost 70% of all the dough recipes I came across online & all the recipes I was given by my mother’s friends! So the below recipe is mainly bits & pieces from every recipe I tried.
I won’t be talking much as you have 2 recipes below to read :)
I know beef shawerma is the kind of dishes that is best eaten at a restaurant but this recipe will give you street style shawerma at the comfort of your own home & without the tons of fats added to store bought shawerma sandwiches. Continue reading “BEEF SHAWERMA & CHAPATI BREAD”
I have my freezer stacked with all kinds of meatballs! They are “life savior”; when you are busy or lazy to cook, you just get them out of the freezer, cook & lunch is served in no time! Once a month, I buy about 3-4 kilos of minced meat, mix each kilo with spices & herbs, shape into balls & freeze!
There is nothing more creative in the kitchen than working around with spices. You simply toss spices with different tastes, textures & origins to create a totally new flavor.
Since I have Indian blood in my family, Indian spices are a staple in my kitchen. I love how spicy yet sweet & deep they are.
I lived in my mother’s house almost deprived of anything fried for 2 main reasons. First, she always hated the 3 steps of coating; flour then egg then breadcrumbs. Second, she hated the process of frying more than anything in the world.
Nuggets is one of those dishes that’s both kid & adult friendly. With all the big fuss about the horrific ingredients of store-bought nuggets, there is nothing safer than preparing your own recipe at home!
If you have been following my blog recently, you would notice a slight shift in my cooking approach. It’s not that I am going healthy as you will never find words like “gluten free” & “vegan” on my blog but I am trying to find lighter versions of the food I love!
This doesn’t mean that you won’t find chocolate-y & creamy recipes here but I started to believe that a “balance” is always required to maintain a healthy diet & a decent jeans size :)