This is what I eat.

Ask me anything   I am an environmental engineering grad student at Stanford. I'm Egyptian American vegetarian, and I love spicy food. When I'm not reading about parasites, I like to cook stuff. This is what I eat.

Spicy cauliflower! Heat some oil and add mustard and cumin seeds and a few curry leaves. Then add in chopped onions, and chopped cauliflower. Season with your favorite spices—red chili powder, sambar masala. Then I added a bunch of raw cashews. 

Spicy cauliflower! Heat some oil and add mustard and cumin seeds and a few curry leaves. Then add in chopped onions, and chopped cauliflower. Season with your favorite spices—red chili powder, sambar masala. Then I added a bunch of raw cashews. 

— 3 months ago
#spicy  #cauliflower  #vegan 
This is the lazy vegan version of a pasta dish I posted a while ago. I made the sauce by stir frying a bunch of onions and green onions and garlic in olive oil, then added canned tomatoes, salt and a bit of pepper. I also splashed in a bit of white wine. At the moment I can’t remember if I put in any butter…that would make this not vegan though so let’s say I didn’t? Add your favorite non-dairy non-palm oil substitute to make it a little creamy :-)

This is the lazy vegan version of a pasta dish I posted a while ago. I made the sauce by stir frying a bunch of onions and green onions and garlic in olive oil, then added canned tomatoes, salt and a bit of pepper. I also splashed in a bit of white wine. At the moment I can’t remember if I put in any butter…that would make this not vegan though so let’s say I didn’t? Add your favorite non-dairy non-palm oil substitute to make it a little creamy :-)

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#vegan  #pasta  #vegetarian  #tomatoes 
I love it when I just absolutely need to get rid of baby spinach because it means I get to stir fry it all! I love eating lots of spinach, and sometimes because baby spinach is kind of a delicacy sort of, I feel like I should save it for salad or sandwiches instead of shrinking it down.
But if you feel a little indulgent, you can stir fry it with chopped green onions and garlic! Really really good. I ate it with some hummus I made and pickled spicy lemons! 

I love it when I just absolutely need to get rid of baby spinach because it means I get to stir fry it all! I love eating lots of spinach, and sometimes because baby spinach is kind of a delicacy sort of, I feel like I should save it for salad or sandwiches instead of shrinking it down.

But if you feel a little indulgent, you can stir fry it with chopped green onions and garlic! Really really good. I ate it with some hummus I made and pickled spicy lemons! 

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#hummus  #vegan  #spinach  #spicy 
Hey folks, it’s been a while (let’s not count how many times I say that…). But hey! Nothing says spring like asparagus! (I think…)
Anyway, break your asparagus in half, and give it a nice light stir fry with some garlic in olive oil and bam! Yummy, healthy and oh so easy! 

Hey folks, it’s been a while (let’s not count how many times I say that…). But hey! Nothing says spring like asparagus! (I think…)

Anyway, break your asparagus in half, and give it a nice light stir fry with some garlic in olive oil and bam! Yummy, healthy and oh so easy! 

— 3 months ago
#asparagus  #vegan  #vegetarian  #easy  #food 

This creamy leak pasta dish is a classic I love to make with my mom when I’m home. Basically finely chop up a ton (at least 2, here I went for 3) leaks, finely chop a yellow onion, and let it cook in olive oil. When it is almost done, add 4-5 cloves of sliced garlic, let them get nice and golden then splash some brandy into the pan, and let it cook out. Add 3 cans diced tomatoes (I’ve always used cans, but I think it would be really good with fresh!), season with thyme and salt and let it thicken. 

Meanwhile, slice a bunch of kalamata olives and start your pasta boiling. My mom made homemade pasta, which was absolutely delicious! When the pasta is almost done, throw in the olives and add heavy cream (I used 1 cup for this amount of tomatoes, onions, leaks) and let the flavor sink in for a bit on low heat. Strain your pasta, and combine! Yum! 

— 5 months ago
#pasta  #vegetarian  #olives  #food 

This dish is the result of having a random mix of veggies in the fridge and not being quite sure what to do with it. Being out of potatoes, the natural go-to for a leafy green, I ended up cooking this swiss chard with sweet potatoes. I heated the oil with cumin seeds and mustard seeds, added the onions and let them cook, then added tumeric. Then I added the sweet potatoes, seasoned with red chili powder and sambar masala, then added the chard and seasoned some more. And forgot to add salt, so some of that was added at the end. It was surprisingly filling and very good! 

Sweet potatoes and chard were from J&P Organics, in my CSA box of the week. Everything vegan. 

— 5 months ago with 3 notes
#vegan  #food  #curry  #organic  #vegetarian 
My Parasites class is having a potluck, and so I made this garlic bread to bring! I didn’t have any whole wheat flower, so I added some steel cut oats to give it a bit of texture. I mixed the dough, kneaded everything, let it rise, etc. then lightly roasted the garlic and added it when I shaped the dough into loaves. Maybe I can say they symbolize some sort of ectoparasite, the way they are poking out like that from the dough. I know, it can be Botfly Bread! 

My Parasites class is having a potluck, and so I made this garlic bread to bring! I didn’t have any whole wheat flower, so I added some steel cut oats to give it a bit of texture. I mixed the dough, kneaded everything, let it rise, etc. then lightly roasted the garlic and added it when I shaped the dough into loaves. Maybe I can say they symbolize some sort of ectoparasite, the way they are poking out like that from the dough. I know, it can be Botfly Bread! 

— 5 months ago with 1 note
#bread  #dough  #parasite  #food  #vegan 

Another curry—with onions, carrots, potatoes and cauliflower. I’m trying to use as many veggies from my box in one dish as possible so stuff doesn’t go bad. I seasoned with sambar masala, gharam masala and red chili powder, mustard seeds and curry leaves, as before. Pretty much same as the previous cauliflower curry I made, except with carrots so it looks a bit more orange!  

— 5 months ago with 2 notes
#curry  #cauliflower  #food  #organic  #vegan 
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— 5 months ago with 14 notes
Quick and easy pasta. Started with lots of garlic and broccoli, then added diced tomatoes and spinach. It all cooked down quite a bit, then a dumped on pesto and added the pasta!

Quick and easy pasta. Started with lots of garlic and broccoli, then added diced tomatoes and spinach. It all cooked down quite a bit, then a dumped on pesto and added the pasta!

— 5 months ago with 6 notes
#pesto  #pasta  #easy  #vegetarian  #food