I've wanted to serve humanity ever since I was a young child. However, I got married, became a mother the following year (1989) and never had complete freedom to do so until now. This is and has always been my calling.
My name is Maysa Hammoud and I’m an Egyptian first generation American. Now that I have reached the ripe old age of 52, I’m able to exercise my passion more freely. My first trip alone as a humanitarian was to Kenya in 2011. I went with some lightly used clothes and $5,500 collected through my organization; Pearls of Hope - USA, to dig a water well in a place called Sankuri, Kenya. I’ve been involved in humanitarian work ever since.
Through my travels and marrying into a Syrian/Palestinian/Kurdish family, I learned many amazing recipes. Although many of them are extremely good, here I will be featuring a famous Egyptian dish with a Syrian twist.
Koshari with a twist
1 cup of white rice (i.e. Egyptian)
1 cup of soaked brown lentils
1 package of elbow macaroni
1 can washed ready-made chickpeas
1 TBS coconut oil (for rice)
1 tsp salt & 3 C water (for rice)
1 TBS vegetable oil (for pasta)
1 tsp salt (for pasta)
1 tsp salt & 2 C water (for lentils)
½ pot water (for pasta)
Sauce & Topping Ingredients
10 chopped onions (lengthwise)
5 chopped cloves of garlic (lengthwise)
3 TBS apple cider vinegar
2 TBS coconut oil
6 diced skinless ripe tomatoes
1/2 C tomato paste (more if desired)
Salt & pepper to taste
1 TBS (if desired) of red pepper flakes
1 TBS pomegranate molasses
2 or 3 C water (for tomato paste)
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