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Egyptian Macaroni Bechamel {Pasta with Bechamel Sauce}

Today’s post comes from Aya who blogs at AyaKhalil.com. She’s a freelance journalist and mom of two. This recipe for macaroni bechamel may not sound Egyptian but I assure you it is! One of the first Egyptian meals I tasted included this dish and every Arab potluck that has Egyptians present will have a few dishes of macaroni bechamel. I mean what’s not to love? Enjoy! Salam! This dish is called macaroni béchamel. My mom taught me this Egyptian dish and it’s one of our family’s favorite dishes. It’s nice because it includes protein, starch and dairy. You can also…

Senegalese Chicken Yassa

Today’s post comes from Kimberly of Muslimahs Working at Home. I’m thrilled to have another African recipe to contribute. Even though Ramadan has now come to an end I have a few more recipes to share. I had hoped to get them all up before the end of the month however with packing and traveling I’ve gotten completely off schedule. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this recipe anytime of year.  During my second year of marriage, and second Ramadan, I stumbled across a traditional Senegalese recipe in the local newspaper. Fast forward 16+ years, and this recipe is still a favorite go…

Saudi Arabian Kabsa {Chicken and Rice}

Today’s post is from Aysh of WordsnNeedles. She currently lives in Saudi Arabia and shares all about her multicultural life and crafting passions on her site. Her story of learning this recipe reminded me a lot of my first experiences with Moroccan cooking. While the ingredient list and multiple steps in this kabsa recipe might look intimidating they lead to a tasty and impressive result. You can follow Aysh on her website, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Enjoy! Hi! I am Aysh from WordsnNeedles. I am an Indian expat living in Saudi Arabia. Today, I am sharing with you Kabsa, a…

Malaysian Pepper Lamb Stir Fry

Today’s post is from Faaiza of Modest Munchies. She is a mom to a bright little boy and baby girl. They live in Australia where she spends her days as a stay at home mum who loves to cook, bake and create. You can see more into her life on Instagram or Facebook and when she’s not spending time with her family (or doing the laundry for the umpteenth time) you can find her blogging at Modest Munchies. My family loves stir fry and I love how easy it is to make. This recipe is one that I’m looking forward to trying thanks to it’s different…

Nigerian Jollof Rice

In today’s post we travel to Africa, Nigeria specifically, to enjoy a rice dish. Oddly enough rice isn’t big in Morocco though you’ll find all sorts of rice dishes around Africa and the Middle East. This recipe is from Sadaf who blogs at My Culinary Adventures where you can find some great recipes for Ramadan and beyond. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Enjoy! My in-laws are of Indian origin but spent nearly three decades of their lives in Nigeria before moving to the US around fifteen years ago. Like his brothers, my husband was…

Brunei Pisang Goreng {Deep Fried Bananas}

Today’s post is from my friend Stacy of Food Lust People Love. I was so excited that she and I had the chance to meet in person this May when I was in Dubai. Stacy graciously escorted me around to show me some of the sights and delivered me to the airport. I was excited when she chose to share this banana recipe as it’s one of the things I discovered from a street vendor in old Dubai. Basically, they’re delicious! You can connect with Stacy on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

Emirati Harees {Savory Chicken and Oat Porridge}

Today’s post comes from Tarana Khan an expat mom living in the UAE. She blogs at Sand In My Toes, where you can drop by to read more of her parenting and other adventures! You can also catch up with her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram. Tarana grew up in the Emirates and has plenty of Ramadan memories. One of the things I noticed when I was visiting Dubai this May was the lack of traditional Emirati cuisine. Fear not, Tarana to the rescue! I grew up in the United Arab Emirates, and have spent many seasons of Ramadan here.…

Libyan Sharmoula {Tomato and Cucumber Dip}

Today’s guest post is from Kaloud “Kay” of A Crafty Arab. I first learned about her site several years ago when few bloggers were talking about Ramadan. She is a Libyan American artist who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab culture. I have to admit I’m not nearly as creative as she is when it comes to crafts but am always inspired to try something new with the kids when I visit her site. Today she’s sharing a Libyan recipe for sharmoula. If you’ve ever wondered “how different can Arabic really be from country to country” this…