Hi! My name is Noha.

I was born, raised and have lived in Egypt until August 2013 when my husband and I decided to (gulp!) pack our bags and move to Australia, where we currently live.
I attribute my immeasurable love of food to my parents, both of whom were (and still are) remarkable cooks. While other families relied on ready-made or catering, I am blessed with endless memories of helping prepare huge family dinner parties and barbeques, lovingly crafting novelty birthday cakes and mouth watering traditional desserts, and the countless impulsive hungry midnight cook-ups (my personal favourite of all memories).

For most people, food is pretty much just fuel…but for me, it is SO much more than that. Food is about sharing and expressing… it is about family and celebration, togetherness and tradition…and most of all, food is about love.

Matters of the Belly's recipes


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Nutritious Chocolate Fudge Truffles
Cheat’s Beef Golzeme
Spiced Beef & Rice Pilaf
Beef Meatball & Soba Noodle Soup
Creamy Mustard Beef Strips with Broccoli
Harissa & Maple Glazed Roasted Carrots
Whole Baked Side Of Salmon With Mustard & Herbs
Frittata With Pumpkin, Spinach & Ricotta
Vanilla Brioche Bread Pudding with Raspberries
Wholewheat Olive Oil, Yoghurt, Honey & Pear Cake
Wholewheat Lavender Irish Scones
Chai-Spiced Wholewheat Banana Bread
Apple & Oat Crumble
Perfect Pumpkin Scones
Caramelized Fruit Topped Hot Cross Buns
Easy Buttermilk Scones
Homemade Labneh
Low-Sugar Plum Jam
Basic Homemade Nut Butters
Classic Basil Pesto
Balsamic & Vanilla Roasted Strawberry Jam
The Hummus Of Your Dreams
Simple Mango Lassi
Simple Strawberry-Honey Lemonade
Lychee, Coconut & Rose Slushie
Genius Salted Cocoa Brownies
Balsamic Strawberry Popsicles
Low-Sugar Peach/Apricot & Vanilla Jam
Perfect Peach Cobbler
Coconut Black Rice Pudding
Ottolenghi’s Fig & Almond Cake
Old School Apple Pie
Sweet Vanilla Labneh & Summer Stone-Fruit Tarts
Mango & Berry Summer Pavlova
Raspberry & Rose Eton Mess
Simple Tomato Bruschetta
Balsamic Roasted Figs & Labneh Phyllo Tarts
Mediterranean Vegetable Frittata
Roast Portobella Mushrooms With Parmesan Breadcrumbs
Green Spring Toast & Slowing Down
Halloumi, Quinoa & Pomegranate Salad
Roast Winter Veg Salad With Blood Orange & Goat Cheese
Tandoori Chicken
Mushroom Risotto
Jamie Oliver’s Frenchie Salad
Salmon Teriyaki & Wombok Salad
Honey-Mustard & Rosemary Chicken
Italian Meatballs With Green Beans
Stir-Fry Chichen With Capsicum & Basil
Daal: Indian Spiced Lentils
Secret Ingredient Burgers
Chicken & Pesto Wraps
Balsamic Roast Beef
Harissa & Citrus Roast Chicken
Beef, Ginger & Capsicum Stir-fry
Potato Gnocchi With Gorgonzola Cream
Herby Slow Roast Chicken & Veg
Herbed Ricotta & Spinach Pie
Fried brown Rice With Chicken
Hibiscus & Rose Tea
Spiced Hibiscus Poached Pears
Belila: Egyptian Wheat Porridge
Konafa Cake With Ricotta Filling
Maple Garlic Roasted Carrots with Carrot Greens Chimichurri
Nammoora: Phyllo Pastry With Semolina Cream Filling
Quick & Easy Homemade Hummus
Coleslaw: A Makeover
Pumpkin & Feta Fritters
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Couscous!
Easy Wholewheat Indian Naan Bread
Ultimate Roast Potato Wedges
My Family’s Epic Lamb Roast
Baked Cheese Polenta Chips
Halabessa: Chickpeas In Spicy Tomato Broth
Taameyya: The Original Egyptian Falafel
Fuul: Traditional Egyptian Fava Bean Stew
Baked Kobeba / Kibbeh Tray
French Onion Soup
Carrot, Ginger & Coconut Soup
Roast Tomato Soup With Basil Oil
Egyptian Lentil Soup
Pearl Couscous & Citrus Salad
Curried Roast Cauliflower with Almonds
Eggplant, Yoghurt & Pomegranate Stack
My Father’s Legendary BBQ Lamb Cutlets
Basic Quiche with Vegetables, Cheese & Herbs
My Mother’s Penne Arabiatta
Black-Eyed Bean Salad
Koshary: Egypt’s Favourite Street Food
Wholewheat Tomato & Ricotta Galette
Seafood Paella & Spanish Summers
Beef Kofta Rolls
Spiced Beef With Hummus
Indian-Inspired Shakshuka
Zucchini, Mint & Halloumi Fritters
Loaded Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
Roast Spiced Yoghurt-Crusted Whole Cauliflower
Wholesome Mahshi: Peppers Stuffed With Brown Rice & Beef
Easiest, Foolproof Potato Gratin
Strawberry Almond Crumble
Pumpkin, Sage & Ricotta Pasta

Matters of the Belly's favourited recipes


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