Mother’s day is approaching, it’s a day to reflect on all the wonderful things that our mothers have done for us, and better yet, it is a time to show appreciation for them by giving back a fair amount of gratitude and love. So seeing that this is the month for all women, we are shedding the light on several working moms who are doing their best to keep up between both their jobs and homes.
Our first interview is with Chef May Yacoubi and her daughter Leen, this time we did things a bit different, and it was more of a competition than it was of an interview.
We sat down with both the mother and daughter, asked them questions about each other that tested how much they truly know one another. The results are obvious but it was definitely a fun way to get to know them.
The first question is their favourite meal, which they both got right. Leen’s favorite is anything with teriyaki sauce in it, while May’s favorite is Asian food, African and basically all food.
Who wouldn’t want to have a superpower? Well, basically everyone especially moms, and Leen believes that her mom’s superpower is cooking and baking. While May tells us that if Leen got to choose a superpower, she would choose to help animals and clean the ocean. An extra point goes to Leen for being such an environmentalist, and a point goes to May for raising such a helpful, inspiring daughter.
The point was shortly taken from May for wrong guessing Leen’s favorite color, but well, seeing how the girl is all about the environment, we would have also guessed it’s green.
On the other hand, Leen’s answer was just heartwarming, ‘Her favorite color is green, especially because it brings out her eyes.’
The one thing they both agreed that they have in common is their love for cooking, baking and how picky they are when it comes to food.
May also shared with us her feeling when she found out she’s pregnant, she says as her first child, she was happy and then she got scared a bit, but shortly after, that feeling turned into excitement and she started counting down the days.
Her husband shared the exact same feeling, ‘you’re never really ready to be a mom or a dad.” She added.
Their choice for the name has the cutest story behind it, May told us that she had her mind set on the name Leen since she was ten, and when she first met her husband and told him this, he shared with her that on a trip to Syria, he met this lovely little girl named Leen, and he, as well, had his mind set on this name ever since.
When asked how she balance between her career and being a good mom, she told us that you always try your best to be a good mom, and that she delayed the launch of her business until her younger son turned one year.
As for the thing that they enjoy doing together the most is cooking, and May told us that the first thing they have cooked together was pizza, which they later cooked for us.
May’s last advice was for moms to never forget to spend quality time with their kids, because sometimes they may get busy raising them, that they would neglect spending this quality time together. What she did was find a common hobby, and now Leen has obtained such a knowledge about cooking and food; seeing how she was practically raised in a kitchen.
“Happy Mother’s day, month, year, every day is a mother’s day.”
Chicken Katsu Buddha Bowls Recipe
Buddha Bowls have been a long time favorite in the health and fitness crowd. If your craving something, nutritious and filling, or a colorful vegetable plate, then a Pokè bowl with a muse of protein, carb base, and vegetables is there for you. If your up for a fresh and healthy meal this is the plate for you. A healthy meal, with color.
- Rice or Quinoa as a base
- Avocado slices
- Red Cabbage ribbons
- Shredded Carrots
- Onion cubes
- Mushroom slices
- Chicken Breast
- Panko Bread crumbs
- Salt and Pepper
- Sriracha mayonnaise for dressing
- Start with boiling water, with salt and add the rice or quinoa or preferred base to your bowl.
- Start by chopping the vegetable into slices and topping them over the rice or quinoa, as salt and pepper
- Batter the chicken with eggs, flour and panko bread crumbs and fry them in oil
- After frying the chicken, chop into slices and top over the rice or quinoa
- Add sriracha mayonnaise over your buddha bowl or vegetables and protein, and enjoy.
- Always have your poke bowl with a choice of vegetables and protein, and an appetizing dressing. You can optionally add a garnish of fried onion and garlic.
These Restaurants Are Giving Away Their Ingredients For A Homemade Fast Food
Staying home and being afraid to order in is definitely a buzz killer to all of us! Especially that we miss going out and enjoying our favorite food without having to be OCD about it.
Several restaurants and fast food chains have thought of that and to cater to their audience needs, they have made their ingredients available for you to order and cook at home!
It’s the comfort food we all really need right now. The following is a list of restaurants giving their ingredients away!
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MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA! Introducing a new way to Vinny's at home. 95 EGP gets you 2 pizzas with 3 dough balls (extra one to learn hand stretching) sauce, cheese, pepperoni and lots of fun! 🎉 Other topping options available 🍕 Share your pizza creations with #myvinnyspizza and the best looking pizzas will win more pizza goodness 😍 Due to limited working hours and an exceptionally high number of calls interested in the pizza kit, we are now offering this form to make your order experience easier, simply order online and we will contact you to confirm and deliver. https://forms.gle/JP49YDcxYfRRdRRG8 Same day delivery (orders before 4:30 pm) to Maadi, Zamalek, Mohandessin, Dokkhttps://forms.gle/JP49YDcxYfRRdRRG8i, Agouza, Garden City, parts of Giza and Downtown. 48 hrs delivery to New Cairo, Heliopolis, Madinet Nasr, Sheikh Zayed and 6th of October. #stayhome #staysafe #havefun
One of the coolest ideas because let’s be real, homemade pizza never really taste like the ones we’re used to. For only 95 EGP, Vinny’s Pizza gets you 2 pizzas with 3 dough balls (extra one to learn hand stretching, how thoughtful!) sauce, cheese, pepperoni and lots of fun!
This isn’t just about the pizza, as cooking a pizza is a fun activity to do with your loved ones.
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. نفسك تعمل برجر حلو في البيت؟ سهلة✋🏻 أطلب ميك ات هوم Make@Home برجر مجمد من بافالو برجر واعمل البرجر بتاعك في البيت بطريقتك، ومتنساش تصوّره وتعمل لنا tag 😉 *متوفر 6 قطع او 8 قطع وزن كيلو تقريباً ب 160 جنيه (شامل الضريبة) Want to make the perfect burger at home? Order the Make@Home frozen burgers from Buffalo Burger and make your own burgers at home! Don’t forget to snap a photo of your burger and tag us *Available as 6 patties or 8 patties weighing around 1 kilo for 160 EGP (including VAT) أطلب دلوقتي 19914 📞 *يضاف خدمة التوصيل #Make_At_Home #Buffalo_Burger #Buffalo_Addicts #The_Real_Thing #The_Real_Meat
After pizza comes our second favorite fast food, burgers! Buffalo Burger is introducing make@home frozen burgers for only 160 EGP, you can enjoy 1 Kilo of deliciousness.
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Make an out of this world burger with our Home Foods Burger Kit. Your Burger Kit includes: 2x Premium Burger Patty [150 GM for 95EGP / 200 GM for 120EGP] 80 gm Cheddar Cheese 200 gm Mixed Vegetables [Tomato, Cucumber Pickles, Lettuce, Onions] 2 Burger Buns with Sesame. Order on:16070 Online Order: smileysgrill.com (link in stories)
Smiley’s Grill offer a complete burger kit with the toppings, cheese and patties to make your own Smiley’s Burger at home.
Not only this, but they also shared their Chinese Chicken Stir Fry recipe and all you have to do is buy their chicken. They also have several packs of Smiley’s home foods that you can cook at home effortlessly.
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We’ve been working by the day to perfect this and it’s finally out! 💃🏽 Our very own Frozen Weir’Dough kits are ready for online ordering starting NOW! 🍪 📦 Make your own Weirdoughs at the comfort of your home with our portioned & ready to bake cookies, toppings & fillings! 😋 Read the instructions carefully before baking & make sure you watch this video for the perfect way to inject the oozy fillings 😍 #ItsWeirdough #DoughingItTheRightWay
For dessert, we have got you the yummiest cookies in town! This kit will make your baking life much easier.
Weirdough offers their own Frozen Weir’Dough kits to make your own cookies with their portioned & ready to bake cookies. They send you the toppings & fillings as well! Nutella comes in syringes for the chocolate addicts out there!
You can also make this yummy fulfilling skillet using their frozen dough!
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Here’s an idea of something you can make using our Frozen Dough! 🍪 A s’mores skillet cookie topped with Nutella & Lotus, does it get any better? You will be the judge! 👩⚖️ Show us your creations for a chance to get featured on our stories 😉 🛒 Place your order on our website www.itsweirdough.com #ItsWeirdough #DoughingItTheRightWay
Remember, it’s about the time you spend in the kitchen with your loved one cooking up your favorite easiest recipes.
Foods That Can Help Boost Your Immune System
The coronavirus sure imposes a great threat on all of us and while we can’t completely eliminate the risk, one thing we can do is eat healthier food that can help boost our immune system which is responsible for fighting the virus.
So stay safe and plan your meals to include the following powerful immune system booster!
Vitamin C increases the production of white blood cells, which are key to fighting infections.
Popular citrus fruits include:
Red bell peppers
Red bell peppers contain twice as much vitamin C as citrus. They’re also a rich source of beta carotene.
Broccoli is supercharged with vitamins and minerals. Packed with vitamins A, C, and E, as well as many other antioxidants and fiber.
Garlic’s immune-boosting properties seem to come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin.
Not only is Spinach rich with Vitamin C, it’s also filled with numerous antioxidants and beta carotene.
Nuts, such as almonds, contain vitamin E and also include healthy fats.
Varieties of shellfish that are high in zinc include:
Yogurt are a great source of vitamin D, so try to select brands fortified with vitamin D. Vitamin D helps in regulating the immune system and can boost your body’s natural defenses against diseases.
Papaya is another fruit loaded with vitamin C.
Kiwis are naturally full of a ton of essential nutrients, including folate, potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin C.
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