Potato Aioli for your Shrimp Cocktail

It has become quite a rare occurrence for me to see something in food that I haven’t at least heard of before. But recently I witnessed Alex Guaranschelli make a type of aioli using baked potato as a main ingredient! Thank you Food Network! You can poach your shrimp in any kind of bouillon or…

Sugar-free Banana Pancakes

Since I have taken the sugar-free challenge, I really have not been able to fully stick to it. But it’s that innate sweet craving that haunts us all. Here is a simple recipe for banana pancakes, that are sure to satisfy that sugary itch. Ingredients: 1 large banana 1 egg 2 Tbsp AP flour 2…

Tempura is White!

If you have ever bought tempura flour and fried stuff with it at home, then you probably think that you have made a delicious tempura, but I am not sure that you really understand what you are working with here. Please read on and think again 🙂 The true color of tempura is white! Not…

Matcha Pot de Crème

These Matcha Pot de Crèmes with candied Adzuki beans are everything you will never need to know about Japanese desserts. Combing a decadent and not-too-sweet pudding with glazed Adzuki beans, which are very famous and popular in Japan and a final layer of whipped cream on top! I make my own Adzuki bean jam at…

Dalgona Matcha Iced Latte

I never thought I’d be asked by so many people to post the recipe for such a simple drink. But on second thought, there’s actually quite a lot to say about Dalgona Matcha and there are number of ways to prepare it, too! First of all, let’s get one thing straight: All these beautiful photos…

Pad Thai

I found tamarind paste! This was one of many main ingredients that I couldn’t really find in Egypt and is essential for making these sweet and tangy Thai stir-fried rice noodles. You can get your tamarind paste from ZUMRA or… wait for it… Ramadan is here and I realized that you can actually get raw…

Qamar el Deen Bread Pudding

Ramadan Kareem! It’s time for my annual rant… But I won’t! I just won’t… But, please, I will ask one thing of you.. Try not to put chocolate and Nutella in your Ramadan desserts. Please. This year I wanted to work with an ingredient that is often overlooked when it comes to seasonal desserts. Qamar…

Orange Glazed Chicken with Avo-pesto

More #quarantinekitchen challenges and more reasons to write recipes! I’ve been challenged by Chef @sarah_nashaat_5 and @mariamhamdy to take part in the #quarantine_pantry_challenge which was originated by @dinewithdeenuh and @lightyourovens on Instagram. As soon as I knew that oranges and chicken were on the list, I figured out that I had to share my Orange…

Lamb T-bone and Homemade Truffle Pasta

Continuing to struggle with keeping myself sane during the home quarantine… You just gotta occasionally treat yourself to something hearty, comforting and full of delicious fats. Today, I’m making Lamb T-bone Steaks with a side of creamy mushroom pasta, which I will elevate with a touch of black truffle. Let’s get straight to the recipe……

Japchae

I was sitting there remembering how much I miss this Korean dish as ZUMRA sent me some new products to try, among which was a thick type of glass noodle made from sweet potato starch! 150g sweet potato noodles (or glass noodles)130g thinly sliced beef (or chicken)40g sliced onion35g sliced carrot30g sliced red bell pepper30g…

2020

Happy new year! Or is it better to wish you a ‘Meaningful new year’?! Without any fancy introductions… My new year’s resolution is generic, simple and timeless. The aim is to be happier than the year before! I don’t want to lose weight, gain weight, stop bad habits or anything of the sort. We all…

ZUMRA Food – Brand Ambassador

I’ve always found it to be quite a challenge to find specialty Asian ingredients in Egypt. One day you find an abundance of items, the next day they’re gone. You would often find yourself having to make many trips to several supermarkets just to find the right ingredient. And then, ZUMRA Food came to the…