El Shah2a: The Origins Behind the Mysterious Egyptian Molokheya Tradition

El Shah2a: The Origins Behind the Mysterious Egyptian Molokheya Tradition

by Nadine Arab

Jew’s Mallow, or molokheya as we call it in Arabic, is one of the most heavenly Egyptian dishes. However, el shah2a — an Egyptian tradition where the person inhales whilst cooking the glorious dish — has always been a mystery. You wouldn’t be a true Egyptian if you don’t leave this signature sign while pouring […]

9 Ways To Upgrade Your Boring Indomie

9 Ways To Upgrade Your Boring Indomie

By Kurt Galalah

Every college student worth the name loves Indomie. Not only is it stupidly easy to cook, but it’s the only thing we could afford back then — and now! The main problem with it is that it can get pretty boring when you have it by itself, and the flavor sachets aren’t exactly renowned for their nutritional value. So in honor […]

14 Healthy and Creative Ways to Use Tahina

14 Healthy and Creative Ways to Use Tahina

We all have tahina in our kitchens and we’re used to eating the beloved sesame paste in the traditional way. But, let’s face it, the same old tahina can get boring, especially when it appears on our tables at almost every meal. Here are 14 recipes using tahina (or “tahini” as it’s known elsewhere) that […]

Kitchen Kulture: 5 Recipes to Make Your Life Easier in Ramadan

Kitchen Kulture: 5 Recipes to Make Your Life Easier in Ramadan

Obsessed all day with what you’d like to break your fast with, that cold bottle of water gulped down as soon as you hear the adhan making you feel all human again, that buzz and headache at the same time in the aftermath of fasting, looking forward to that kick of coffee right after fitar, […]

The Recipe: Soup For The Soul

During the winter all one looks for is the closest relief of warmth they can get. This recipe works if you are serving you and your significant other to a larger dinner party that is sure to impress and satisfy that craving of a comfort. Courtesy of Melissa d’Arabian, 2010 we give you one of […]