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Egyptian red lentil soup

Egyptian red lentil soup

This lentil soup is a traditional Egyptian dish. Cumin seeds, turmeric and bay leaf spice up a simple soup, to serve as is or blend until smooth. Use oil, butter or ghee depending on personal taste.

Sweet and spicy Moroccan carrot dip

Sweet and spicy Moroccan carrot dip

Carrot dip may sound unusual, but this Mediterranean-style blend is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy, and a nice change of pace from houmous. It's delicious with pitta bread.

Moroccan lamb with shiraz honey sauce

Moroccan lamb with shiraz honey sauce

A delicious Moroccan-inspired rack of lamb. I created this for my anniversary, and it was divine. Serve with honey-glazed carrots and rosemary mashed potatoes. Ras el hanout is a traditional and complex Moroccan spice blend, and may be found in specialty shops.

Tunisian chicken and eggs

Tunisian chicken and eggs

A traditional Tunisian dish made from cooking chicken and eggs. You can add more vegetables if you wish and use any meat of your choice, including chicken, lamb or even liver.

Egyptian lentil soup

Egyptian lentil soup

This is a traditional Egyptian soup usually made during winter since it is so comforting to eat, but can be served any time of the year.

Cumin-Spiced Carrots

Cumin-Spiced Carrots

A fantastic Algerian side dish made with carrots. Pre-steamed carrots are tossed in an aromatic mix of garlic, black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, garlic, thyme, bay and lemon juice.