tomato beetroot marinara

Tomato Beetroot Marinara Sauce

Marinara is not only a perfect pasta sauce, but this "all purpose" recipe is an excellent homemade accompaniment to so many dishes. Not your typical Egyptian salsa, it can be mixed with sour cream to make a dip, used as a spread on sandwiches, as a substitute to ketchup for dipping, spread as a perfect base for homemade pizza, or to top off any piece of chicken and lightly broiled for a change of flavors. This recipe will make one medium jar, so don't be shy to double or triple the recipe and store some in the freezer for later!

tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

Simple, traditional and oh so good (for you too). Parsley has high vitamin levels to keep your immune system in check, it boosts kidney function and helps with flushing out toxins and can lower blood pressure if consumed regularly. As with all greens, buy organic parsley when possible to keep this salad recipe extra clean!

lentil soup KK

Classic Lentil Soup

A traditional lentil soup that can be enjoyed year round and is hearty enough to serve as a meal on it's own. Lentil soup not only has a hearty dose of plant based protein, but is also full of other veggies to help you get your daily dose. Bake your own Shami bread into croutons instead of frying for a healthier bit of crunch.

date cake

Date Cake

This light and flavorful cake recipe makes around 16 pieces and is great for baking in smaller, individual pans for a planned number of guests. The natural sweetness of the dates also means there is no added sugar to this minimalist and delicious dessert creation!

rasp moz salad

Raspberry Mozzarella Salad with Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

This non-traditional take on a salad brings a very unique taste from a different mix of flavors. But creaminess of the fresh mozzarella, the tartness of the berries and the salty almonds compliment each other perfectly. The combination of leafy greens and vitamin C together also provide a nutritious boost!

lentil salad

Lentil Salad

This extra simple salad will hit the spot for just about anyone. Packed with plant based protein from the lentils, it's also an excellent alternative for anyone looking to reduce their animal protein intake. The recipe calls for bell peppers and tomatoes, but mixing and matching different veggies to your taste is always an option.

burghul-meatballs

Oven Baked Meatballs with Burghul

This recipe is a little different because it has burghul, yet it is not kibbeh (with all its hard work). In Egypt, adding burghul to meatballs is not very common, but they add an amazingly subtle flavor, nice texture and added nutritional value. Dealing with burghul is so much easier than you think and this recipe requires nothing more than soaking the burghul in water and squeezing the water out with your hands. It's sure to become an easy "go to" recipe to be paired with just about anything!

Some tips on this recipe from Kitchen Keys are:
-If you are not using LEAN meat, don’t add the 2 tbsp of butter/olive oil/ghee.
-The cooking time might increase depending on the size of the meatballs.

freek2

Freekeh with Vegetables

Freekeh is an Egyptian "superfood" - a great replacement for white rice, excellent as a meal all on its own or as a tasty side.

VVwaffles

Vegan Vanilla Waffles

This vegan waffle recipe packs an extra punch of vanilla, which can be deliciously paired with your favorite fruit or topping. These waffles stay light and crispy by simply substituting regular milk for almond milk.