We’re always told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After all, you are literally “breaking the fast” of the night before and kick-starting your metabolism.
Growing up as an Egyptian in the UAE, and having been blessed with a stay-at-home mom with a passion for all things culinary, ‘exotic’ breakfasts were my every day. My wonderfully scrumptious every day, that is!
Although a lot of what was once exotic (hummus, falafel, pita), has now entered mainstream Canadian culture, most Canadians still haven’t the foggiest of how to prepare these items from scratch, with fresh, wholesome ingredients.
And that’s where I come in. In the spirit of injecting some excitement into your breakfast routine, and in an attempt to make my mama proud, join me as I relive some of the breakfast foods of my youth. I promise a bit of history, a lot of recipes and, of course, many pictures!
Speaking of pictures, I’ll start with the header of this blog. It’s a picture of my brother, his wife and I in Egypt. Oh and we’re just about to dig into our breakfast of course 😀 Now there’s a breakast I’d love to relive :D! And, speaking of Egypt…
Did You Know: In Egyptian, the word for bread is “aish”, which means “life”? It should be no surprise then that my very first recipe post will be dedicated to making homemade pita bread; the backbone of a proper Egyptian breakfast. Stay tuned!