Ful Medames “Fava Beans Stew”

You will need: Faba beans (I use Faiz Al Suhagy), crushed tomatoes, garlic, lentils, lime, baking powder, turmeric, a bean pot, cumin, salt, lemon juice, olive oil Instructions: Soak beans in water overnight They almost triple in size after the overnight soaking Wash beans very well under running water You can use a traditional “Dammassa”…

Kidney Beans Stew

You will need: 2 medium onions, tomato purée, beans, meat (optional: I used lamb shoulder meat) 2 bouillon cubes, 4 garlic cloves Instructions: Add 1 1/2 cup beans to a bowl and soak over night Next day, get rid of the soaking water and rinse the beans very well Heat olive oil and sauté chopped…

Freekeh Veggie Soup

What you will need: 1/2 mug Freekeh, (Freekeh is green durum wheat), ghee (purified butter), 1 large onion, one ripe tomato, salt, black pepper, stock ( I used beef stock), green peas, Instructions: Wash very well until water runs clear, then soak in hot water for an hour Melt 1 tbsp of ghee in a…

Almond Soup

What you will need: 1 cup unsalted silvered almonds, 1/2 cups oats, 1 medium onion, fresh thyme, 2 cloves garlic Instructions: Add 1 tbsp butter to the pot 1 tsp of oil Add chopped onion Sauté until fragrant Add chopped garlic Add 1 cup almond When garlic is fragrant add almonds Add fresh thyme Sauté…

Libyan Soup

You will need: Tumeric, Cayenne pepper, ginger paste, cinnamon, tomato purée, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1/2 cup parsley, 1/2 cup cilantro chopped, 1 large onion diced, olive oil, butter, lamb cubes Instructions: In a large soup pot heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp Add 1 pound of small lamb cubes to the pot Add…

Carrot Ginger Soup

You Will Need: Coconut milk, turmeric, carrots, 1 onion, ginger, chicken broth, garlic, 1 lime, parsley, coconut oil or ghee Instructions: First in a pot, melt 1 1/2 Tbsp of ghee or coconut oil Add 1 large onion chopped Add salt to taste 1/2 tsp of black pepper 1 tsp turmeric 2 tsps of chopped…

Peas and Carrots Stew

You Will Need: 1 frozen bag of peas and carrots (make sure to de frost before adding), 2 medium potatoes, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, tomato paste, beef cubes, olive oil, butter, 1 large onion Instructions: Heat 2 tbsps of olive oil Add 1 tbsp butter or ghee Sear 1 1/2 lbs beef cubes on both…

Lentil Soup

You will need: 1 mug of lentils, 1 medium potato, 2 bouillon cubes, 1 medium onion, 3 cloves garlic, 3 small carrots, 2 small tomatoes, high quality extra virgin olive oil ( I use Mina), Greek Mesteka (Greek Mastic), 1 tbsp of cumin Instructions: Heat some good quality olive oil Add chopped onion Add cut…

Cream of Tomato Soup

You will need: Chicken Stock, 2 mugs of Tomato Purée, 5 tablespoons of Flour To the soup pot, add 2 mugs tomato purée, or crushed tomato Add 6 tablespoons flour, and then mix together until they are well combined Add room temperature chicken stock to the tomato and flour mix Bring the soup to a…

Moroccan Barley Harira Soup

Ingredients: 1 pound lamb (or beef) meat, small diced 2 medium onions, diced 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 1/2 tablespoons black pepper Salt to taste 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil 3/4 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 can diced tomatoes (29…