Cuisine: North African

One Pan Persian-Spiced Chicken

I love one pan dinners. They are especially great on weeknights when you just want to make and eat supper and not have to spend a lot of time cleaning up afterwards. This is where parchment paper comes in, just line your baking sheet and throw away the mess!...

Shakshuka

Shakshuka has been in Mediterranean cuisine for centuries. It is eaten all over the Middle East, and is especially loved In Israel. I believe it could be the national dish of Israel! Shakshuka is a dish of poached eggs in a fragrant, spicy sauce of tomatoes, peppers, onions and...

Fried Plantain, Ndizi Kaanga

Ndizi Kaanga is a popular meal in Zanzibar, usually consumed as a snack or side dish served along with a meal. It’s a nutritious snack and a favorite among locals. I actually like them along with pancakes for breakfast. The plantains used are the unripe ones, but green bananas...

Basbousa (Semolina Cake)

I had no idea how this cake would be because I’d never used Rose Water before, but it was really good! I modified a couple things, like the amount of sugar syrup and sugar in that because it seemed pretty overwhelming to me with the amounts that I was...

Koshari

Koshari is a traditional Egyptian staple, mixing chick peas, pasta, fried onions, and zesty tomato sauce, served on top a bed of rice and brown lentils! This dish is flavor packed and carb heavy! It's a bit time consuming to make as there are many parts, but some can...

Ful Medames

This is the national dish of Egypt. Ful Medames, is a fava bean stew authentically cooked over coals and eaten all over the Middle East. It’s most popular for breakfast because it’s so filling and gives the workers “staying” power to work all morning. In cities from Riyadh to...