• phyllo meat pie
    Ramadan,  Side Dishes

    Phyllo Meat Pies (Egyptian Goulash)

    Hey all! Hope you are having a great week so far. Don’t worry; a long holiday weekend awaits you soon! Okay, so I love phyllo dough but I was always intimidated to work with it because of how delicate it is. Our family friend is Egyptian, and I would always request this dish from her on any special occasions whether stuffed with meat or spinach & cheese. It tastes amazing! I cannot wait for you try it for yourself. The phyllo dough is so flaky yet crispy and buttery. The meat is spiced and mixed in with onions, mushrooms, and olives. It is the perfect bite in your mouth. Let…

  • labneh with pita
    Appetizers,  Brunch,  Side Dishes

    Walnut Yogurt Dip with Sesame Pita Chips

    Yogurt is found in almost every Middle Eastern household. It is also on almost every Middle Eastern brunch table as well. This variation of labneh (strained yogurt) is one of my favorite ways to eat it. There is texture from the nuts, creaminess from the yogurt, and immense flavor from the herbs & spices. It is also very easy to whip up making it perfect for a quick appetizer or brunch side dish! Often, pita bread is accompanied with labneh or hummus or baba ghanouj. That is the typical Arabic brunch. Sesame Pita chips is a tasty twist on the basic pita bread; which also takes little effort and time…