Shereen Elaidi (Under Construction)

I am a MSc. student studying probability and numerical analysis.

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family recipes, recipes from friends, and invented ones (more coming soon). All, except tabbouleh and rice + ground beef, can be mass-prepared then frozen.

Soup

Ingredients

  1. 2 chopped onions
  2. 2 chopped carrots
  3. 4 chopped celery sticks
  4. 1 tsp olive oil
  5. 2 tsp sugar
  6. 4 crushed garlic cloves
  7. 2 bay leaves
  8. 3 chopped courgetts
  9. chopped tomatoes
  10. Vegetable or chicken stock
  11. (optional) pasta
  12. (optional) basil
  13. (optional) chicken

Directions

  1. Cook onion, carrots, and celery for 20 min in the olive oil.
  2. Add the sugar, garlic, herbs, and courgetts, and cook for 4-5 min.
  3. Add tomatoes, chicken (this should already be cooked), and stock.
    1. Freeze now if making the soup for meal prep
  4. Add pasta. Let it simmer for 6-8 min.

Tabbouleh

Ingredients

  1. 3 bunches of flat Italian parsley
  2. 2 large tomatoes
  3. 1 lemon
  4. 1/4 cup bulgur
  5. 1 green onion
  6. 1 bunch of mint
  7. Olive Oil
  8. Salt and pepper
  9. No garlic

Directions

  1. Chop the parsley very finely.
  2. Measure out 1/4 cup of bulgur and soak it in the lemon juice.
  3. Chop the green onion an mint very finely.
  4. Chop the tomatoes into small cubes.
  5. Put the parsley, onion, tomatoes, mint, and bulgur into a bowl.
  6. Add olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix everything together.

Bread

Ingredients

  1. 2 1/4 cups of warm water
  2. 1 1/2 tablespoon of sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon of instant yeast
  4. 2 tablespoons salt
  5. 2 tablespoons oil
  6. 5 1/2 - 6 cups of flour

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let the yeast sit for 3-5 min until it's foamy.
  2. Add salt, oil, and 3 cups of flour to the yeast. Mix for 1-2 min (until it starts to combine).
  3. Ad the remaining 2 1/2 - 3 cups of flour, 1/2 a cup at a time, until the dough leaves less residue.
  4. Knead the ough for 2-3 min until it's smooth.
  5. Let the dough rest for 5 min.
  6. Knead again for 1-2 min.
  7. Transferr the dough to a large, lightly greased bowl. Cover it with a towl.
  8. Let the dough rise in a warm place for approx 1 hour until it doubles in size.
  9. Divide the dough into 2 equal rectanges.
  10. Cover it with the towl again, and let it rise again for 35 - 45 min.
  11. Cut dashes into the top of the dough.
  12. Bake in the oven @ 190 degrees C for 25-30 min until it's lightly brown.

Rice & Ground Beef

Ingredients

  1. 1 lb ground beef (~0.5 kg)
  2. 1 Onion
  3. 7 Arabic Spices
  4. 1 teaspoon cardamon
  5. 1 teasponn cinnamon
  6. Salt
  7. Black pepper
  8. Almonds
  9. Olive Oil
  10. Egyptian rice (any medium grain rice works)
  11. 2 cubes of maggie chicken broth

Directions

  1. Add oil to a pot and fry the almonds in the pot until they're golden. Take them out and put them on a plate with paper until the end.
  2. Cut the onion very finely. Using the same oil as in step 1, saute the onion until it's slighly red.
  3. Add ground beef to the pot with the oil and onions. Mix, and saute until it's slightly cooked.
  4. Add all the spices and the maggie cubes into the mix. Mix it all together.
  5. Add the rice, and mix everything together.
  6. Add water & cover until cooked.

Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

  1. 2 Tomatoes
  2. Garlic
  3. Dry oregano
  4. Salt & Pepper
  5. Nutmeg
  6. 1 cube of sugar
  7. Basil
  8. Maggie Chicken broth cube
  9. 1 can of tomato paste

Directions

  1. Chop the onions and garlic, and let it simmer in olive oil. Add dry oregano.
  2. Add water to the desired amount of sauce.
  3. Grate two tomatoes and add into the pot with onions and garlic.
  4. Add 1 can of tomato paste. Mix everything together.
  5. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg, and a little sugar. Optional: add pepper, basil, and maggie chicken broth.
  6. Mix and leave the sauce in the pot until it thickens.