Torshi serves Epyptian food on Frenchmen Street | Food and drink | Gambit Weekly

Rafik Abohattab doesn’t serve “Middle Eastern” food at Torshi, his new restaurant on Frenchmen Street. In fact, he avoids even saying what he considers a colonial insult to the Arab world. “Middle East of where?” says the Cairo-born restaurateur. “Of England, that’s where — which shouldn’t matter to anybody anymore.” 

Abohattab is passionate about his home country’s cuisine. The 36-year-old entrepreneur has lived in New Orleans for 12 years and, in fact, used to wash dishes at Mona’s on Frenchmen Street, where he opened his restaurant in early April.

“Now I have keys to the restaurant,” he says. “That’s the

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Weekly Meal Plan: Plant-Based Meals for Spring Full of Veggies!


Roasted vegetables are great to enjoy in the autumn, but also make great meals for spring. Plus, roasting vegetables and nuts can add a nice flavor to your bowls, salads, risottos, and even breakfasts! If you’re feeling extra bold this week, feel free to roast up some of your favorite nuts and then use them to make your own homemade nut butter! The best part about these meals is that you can leave the veggies to roast as you take care of other things such as cleaning the house or finishing up that last task at work. Of course, it’s

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Weekly Meal Plan: Gluten-Free and Soy-Free Recipes Perfect for Spring!


When you’re plant-based, it’s so easy to simply substitute meat and dairy with plant-based protein and non-dairy milk. Simple, right? However, if you’re gluten-free and soy-free, it suddenly becomes a bit more difficult, especially because soy and gluten are usually the main ingredients in most plant-based proteins (think tofu scrambles, tempeh bacon, and “wheat meat” made from vital wheat gluten). So, when going plant-based while also avoiding soy and gluten, the main ingredients you can focus on are beans (lentils, chickpeas, and many more!), quinoa, teff, buckwheat, and amaranth.

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Weekly Meal Plan: Easy Plant-Based Meals Using Everyday Ingredients


Sometimes it can be overwhelming going plant-based. Recipes seem to be filled with ingredients that are hard to track down or that you’ve never heard before. So, where do you start if you don’t know where to start? Or, if you don’t want to start buying things for your kitchen, this is the meal plan for you. This meal plan focuses on the basics and gives you exactly where you need to start in your plant-based journey. These recipes focus on fresh fruits and vegetables and pantry staples that you probably have in your kitchen already. All you need are

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