Egyptian Okra Stew with Ground Beef Recipe (Bamia Bil Lahma)

Okra stew (or bamia) is a household dish for most Egyptians. The preparations vary depending on who is making it and what is on hand, but the general idea is often similar. In this case, the okra stands out as the highlight accentuated by seasoning and made heartier with meat. The dish can easily accommodate... Continue Reading →

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Egyptian Karkade – Hibiscus Iced Tea Recipe

The first time I tried Egyptian Karkade (Kehr-kih-deh) or Hibiscus Iced Tea, I was staying at a hotel in Egypt. Like many hotels in places with warm climates, the hotel lobby featured complimentary cool beverages. Instead of the usual water or lemonade┬áthat a lot of places offer up to their sweltering guests, hotels in Egypt... Continue Reading →

Egyptian Molokhia Soup Recipe

Eat like a Pharaoh! I don't care how you spell it (Molokhia, Molokheya, Mulukhiya) or what you call it (Jews Mallow, Jute Mallow, Mallow Leaves) because regardless of the name, this is one of my favorite comfort foods. It is a traditional Egyptian soup that was typically eaten by royalty in Ancient Egypt, but eventually... Continue Reading →

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