It is the second week of Ramadan, so we will try to ease things a bit still making iconic and traditional Ramadan food.
Ramadan meals in the Middle East are different from everyday dinners, it is like having a feast everyday at least for the first half of the month.
I have a lot of Suhoor ideas, the traditional suhoor in Egypt is Ful medammes (Fava beans) but there are many ideas there be sure to check them out.
Although Ramadan should not be a chance to stuff ourselves with food, have festive iconic food items helps bring joy to our hearts and relate our kids more to the traditions away from Muslim countries. Plus we need to eat anyways right?
Iftar usually starts with some dates and water, you can serve dates differently by making chocolate covered dates, stuffing them with nut butter or make date balls.
Tip of the week: This week we'll start making soups and drinks every other day to elevate the load a bit. Do not forget we are leaving a couple of days blank at the end of the week so you can consume leftovers and giving you room for Ramadan gatherings as well.
Healthy date shake, is one of the tastiest easiest recipe you can make with dates. A 3-ingredient shake that you do not want to miss.
Instant pot potato soup
Creamy and comforting, this easy instant pot potato soup recipe is the perfect way to start a meal.
Creamy Pasta Bake
This is a Ramadan classic drink, qamaredeen or apricot juice. Made from Apricot paste and sweetened to your liking.
Tangy and soft and just YUM! We just can't get enough of this classic spinach fatayer, so delicious and easy.
Baked rice and chicken
The Egyptian baked rice and chicken is creamy savory rice pudding.
This pineapple cucumber smoothie is a refreshing fruity drink to break your fast.
Instant Pot Tortellini soup is a tomato based soup with spinach done in minutes and so flavorful.
Crock pot chicken thighs
Tasty chicken thighs slow cooked with potatoes until fork tender.
Also known as vermicelli rice is a wonderful rice recipe made super easy too.
Crisp veggies, crunchy pita bread with a tangy flavorful dressing, Fattoush.
Phyllo meat pie
A delicious, crunchy and buttery ground beef pie made with phyllo sheets.
Eggplant maqluba is very easy made with ground beef and flavorful rice . A fool proof maqluba recipe with lots of tips and tricks.
Sweet, creamy and so delicious, this 3-minutes banana milk recipe is a keeper.
Warming, earthy and very delicious, this freekeh soup will make you feel good.
Vegetarian stuffed grape leaves or Warak Enab is one of the recipes that shows up often during Ramadan .
Air fryer lamb chops
An easy, yet fancy lamb chops recipe with a delicious unique taste.
Tangy and garlicky sauce, this tzatziki sauce is a must with Warak Enab.
Creamy Kataifi recipe, Kunafa with golden crispy crust and oozing rich filling.
Other Ramadan Recipes
🖨️ Printable Shopping List
Here is a free printable shopping list to use while shopping this week.
Here is the meal plan for the first week of Ramadan for you to check, and do not forget to take a look at our menu plans.