Egyptian Moussaka


This month the MENA Cooking Club‘s country was Egypt. Our lovely host was Amira from Arabian Mama who just so happens to be Egyptian so I knew we would get some great recipes. I went with the main dish option which was moussaka since it’s already a family favorite. Here in Saudi this dish is always made and usually served as a side sometimes with the meat and other times without. Actually a lot of Saudis make Egyptian dishes and they are pretty much as traditional here as they are in their own country.

Some people add Bechamel sauce… Continue reading

Asabe’ Zainab


Eid Mubarak Friends. I hope that each one of you are enjoying your Eid holiday and have a blessed one at that. Asabe’ Zainab translates to Zaiab’s fingers in Arabic and are a popular dessert made in the Gulf during Ramadan and Eid. The rest of the Arab countries also have a sweet named this, but they are not the same. This is a lot like some sort of doughnut. The pieces of dough are lightly fried and then sprinkled with sugar and then served with Saudi Qahwa or tea.

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cups whole wheat flour… Continue reading

Salam Dates


This past week my husband brought home a bucket of dates that his friend at work had brought him. They looked just like normal dates, but when I tasted them wow, it was the best date ever. I was excited to share them with you all and took a picture and when I asked my husband what type they were he told me that his friends family has them on their private farm and the palm tree is actually not even from the Middle East so these are not any date that one would typically find. They just call these… Continue reading

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