Vegetarian Mediterranean, Middle Eastern & African Recipes

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Vegetarian Mediterranean, Middle Eastern & African recipes from my blog!
Cape Malay Curry Powder - Mayabugs's Recipes

Here is a great Cape Malay spice mix to use in Cape Malay curries and other…

Homemade Pita Bread - Mayabugs's Recipes

My husband liked these homemade pitas! Which is really saying something, because I am really not good at making bread. These fresh homemade pitas were great and were delicious with tempeh sloppy joe filling!

Fesenjan & Sabzi Polow (Persian Pomegranate Walnut Stew & Herb Rice) - Mayabug's Recipes

A few years ago, I had this pomegranate walnut stew at a Persian restaurant and I thought WOW. So I fussed around online and put together a recipe a couple of years back.

Rice Pilaf - Mayabugs's Recipes

I love pilaf with kabobs or falafel, yogurt sauce and green salad with tomato, onion and a lemony dressing! I think of rice pilaf as rice cooked with little noodles, but I think it actually means more just flavored rice.

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus - Mayabugs's Recipes

We had a bottle of fire roasted red peppers in the cupboard so I decided to make roasted red pepper hummus!

Cucumber Dill Yogurt Dip - Mayabugs's Recipes

This light cucumber dill yogurt is a perfect as a side for Egyptian ful.

Egyptian Foul - Mayabugs's Recipes

On our last night in Bangkok, we were craving hummus and falafel and ended up at a Middle Eastern restaurant near our hotel. Foul or ful are fava beans stewed with cumin and they have a flavor unlike any other bean.

Homemade Hummus - Mayabugs's Recipes

I decided to make my own homemade hummus for the first time in a long time. It is smooth, simple, and great with pita chips or hot pita.

Cape Malay Yellow Rice - Mayabugs's Recipes

This yellow rice is a perfect accompaniment to Cape Malay vegetable curry. The yellow comes from the use of turmeric.