The Egyptian Consumer Protection agency,
the Giza Governorate ,
even the minister of agriculture are urging Egyptians to boycott meat.
Cattle breeders, farmers, and traders--along with butchers of course-- will have to do something about the prices if nobody buys meat from them, wouldn't they?
Meanwhile, what other creative culinary options are out there?
- The un-creative options are fish and chicken--don't just give in to the urge to rely on these only, or their prices might soar!
- Have Koshary once a week-- we'll call that 'Authentic Egyptian' day.
- Mac'n'Cheese will also provide a hefty serving of proteins (Macaroni and cheese is quite simple --and utterly delicious!)
- Mexican-inspired day: cook some rice and eat it with a side of red kidney beans and salsa (chopped tomates, spring onions, green peppers).
- Sauteed mushrooms with pasta ('al funghi'), or served with potatoes and green beans.
- Lima beans with tomato sauce and rice.
- Yellow lentils cooked with spinach and rice.
- A nice warm Cheese souffle (also very elegant to serve).
- Shakshouka -- if anyone needs to know what that is let me know, I'll give you my grandma's recipe!
- fattet-hummus. Cook regular fatta but instead of meat on top, you add a scrumptuous mixture of hummus cooked with onions, cut-up tomatoes and tomato juice. Serve it with a side of tabouleh .
- Mushroom and onion quiche with a large mixed salad.