Okra Salad – Recipe

Most Egyptians would never imagine that okra is popular in Japan. The common way of eating okra in the Middle East is usually as a part of a tomatoey, saucy stew; which completely removes the slimy element from the vegetable. I always thought that Middle Eastern people would not be too fond of the slime…

Pavlova with Dark Chocolate and Caramelized Banana – Recipe

This one was a pretty happy accident to be honest. I’ve been wanting to shoot a Pavlova for quite some time now and since I don’t work much with chocolate (because I don’t really like it.. 😅) I thought of stepping out of the comfort zone again and create something with high contrast in both…

Infrared Lobster Linguine – Recipe

It’s red, it’s fiery and it’s fucking delicious! This is my Infrared Lobster Linguine. Serves 2-3 people Ingredients: 2 lobster tails (I got mine from SeaSalt because they are the best in Egypt) 280g linguine pasta 10-12 cherry tomatoes, cut into halves (you could use sun-dried for an amazing boost of flavor!) 280g tomato sauce…

Sorbet Doré – Recipe

This Golden Sorbet is not just pretentious and glamorous, it is actually full immune boosting nutrients and health benefits. Yeah, you don’t really need the edible gold flakes, but I thought: “Why not?!” 💅🏽 The inspiration came from two sources. The first being Lucia Carniel, as this was my entry for #foodluciaproject hosted by Food…

Sobya Soufflé – Ramadan 2022 Recipe

Ramadan Kareem to you all! 🌙 Instead of just brutally criticizing the commercial Ramadan dessert atrocities, I thought to bring mine to your table first. Sobia, Sobya, Sopia? Who cares how it’s spelled?! Did you know that Sobya was originally made by soaking bread, rice, oats, raisins and/or barley in water?  And that it was…

Har Gao – Recipe

Cantonese Har Gao a.k.a. Crystal Shrimp Dumplings are tender, juicy and loaded with shrimp. The wrapping is see-through because it is made of wheat starch dough. Once the Har Gao are steamed, the shrimp filling turns pink and the beautiful color shows through the translucent wrapper. Simply beautiful. Normally, you could go into a store…

Valentine’s Choux Au Craquelin Bleeding Hearts – Recipe

It has been quite an eventful couple of months and I am sorry to have kept you waiting for another blog post! Since it has been a while, I thought I’d penalise myself with a really complicated recipe that I haven’t tested before. The Choux Au Craquelin is basically a cream puff, that is encased…

Christmas Pudding Recipe in Egypt

The season of festivities has begun and while I may be the Christmas Grinch of my family, I still enjoy a good Christmas recipe. This pudding is not really a pudding and I have no idea why they call it that. It’s a lot more cake than pudding but it is steamed in a water…

Raspberry CheeseShake

It’s time for another Instagram challenge! This time it is sponsored by the very amazing Hautes Cuisines in collaboration with The Wonky Stove and Havoc In The Kitchen. They asked us to create a dessert drink. At first I was wondering; isn’t any sweet drink considered a “dessert drink”? Then my mind drifted… I think…

Ebi Furai.. Fry.. Huray.. Whatever! – Recipe

Maybe we should start by me explaining why Ebi Fry is so much more than fried shrimp. If you’ve ever had it, you would probably have a good idea of why it is so special, but if you ever made it from scratch, then you would totally understand why it has to be appreciated! You…

Dragon Fruit Coconut Creamsicles

It’s that time of month again and I have been invited to join in the challenge by The Food Art Project on Instagram. The theme of the challenge is Popsicles. I had never made popsicles before or shot them and I definitely wanted to think of something that would be worth all the melting stress….

Nespresso Cup Quesillo (Flan)

In an effort to celebrate the limited edition Nicaragua capsule; La Cumplida Refinada, I thought of using this unique Master Origins coffee by Nespresso to create a popular Latin American dessert. I think the most amazing thing about this recipe is that it yields just one serving! So if you are a single, health conscious,…