Chakshuka (Eggs simmered in peppers & tomatoes) – Israel

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I first had Chakshuka (also spelled Shakshucka) in an cafe in the heart of the Jewish quarter in Paris years ago for lunch. The line was out the door, the place was packed and despite the extensive menu, the majority of the people were eating some type of eggs that looked like they were poached […]

Fish Yassa (Yassa Poisson) – The Gambia

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New top 10 alert for all 3 of us (and for our special guest). Yassa, made with an unforgetable tangy onion-lemon-mustard sauce is one of my absolute favorite dishes and super healthy. I first had it years ago in a teeny tiny Senegalese restaurant in Paris nestled in far reaches of the heavily African neighborhood […]

Moroccan Lamb Bastilla (Moroccan Lamb Pie) – Morocco

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Moroccan Lamb Bastilla (Moroccan Lamb Pie) is #1 of Eva’s Top 10 and also one of my Top 10 as well – in fact, I may move it up on my top 10 list. It is a savory pie encrusted in a light, crispt and scrumpious phyllo shell and served with a dollop of honey […]

Gabonese Cucumber and Tomato Salad – Gabon

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G is for Gabon which is located on the equator on the west coast of Africa. Finding recipes for Gabon was NOT the easiest. There were slim pickins. As I mentioned in the last post where I wrote about the Gabonese dish Folon Mink Ot Mi Kwass (Amaranth Leaves with Smoked Mackerel) almost every recipe […]

Folon Mink Ot Mi Kwass (Amaranth Leaves with Smoked Mackerel) – Gabon

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Finding a recipe for Gabon was not the easiest. But then I stumbled upon a “Top Chef” Gabonaise competition where Gabonais participants, many of whom were ex-pats, were making dishes from a Gabonais cookbook. The first recipe I found had fish cooked in palm oil. Looked easy enough and thinking about how tasty Nutella is […]

Fassolia (Ethiopian Green Beans and Carrots) – Ethiopia

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Another winner in our Ethiopian extravaganza was Fassolia, a carrot and green bean dish seasoned with ginger and garlic. Light, refreshing, easy to make and flavorful. When I first saw this dish, I was thrilled as we love string beans. Scott really wanted it too. But as I kept looking, reading recipes, watching Ethiopian grandma’s […]

Doro Wot (Ethiopian Spiced Chicken Stew) – Ethiopia

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As part of our Ethiopian extravaganza on our alphabetical cullinary tour du monde we made a Doro Wot. Wot (Ethiopian Spiced Stew) can be made with Chicken, Beef, Goat, Lamb or lentils and is typically served with hard boiled eggs that have slits in them so they can soak up the sauce – YUM. While […]

Misr Allecha (Ethiopian Red Lentil Puree) – Ethiopia

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Misr Allecha, Ethiopian Red Lentil Puree, is not only super tasty and very healthy, but vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. This Ethiopian dish was everyone’s favorite and sadly did not make it to the leftover category as we glommed it down at one sitting. If you are not into lentils, this can also be made with […]

Azifa (Green Lentil Salad) – Ethiopia

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Azifa is a cold green lentil salad from Ethiopia made with your standard onion, tomato, garlic and jalapeno. What gives Azifa a unique twist is that they add mustard powder. The mustard powder is definitely a distinct flavor, very different than just using a touch of dijon in a vinaigrette. Eva loved this dish. Scott […]

Gomen (Ethiopian Sauteed Greens) – Ethiopia

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Gomen (Ethiopian Sauteed kale/collard greens) is a light, healthy fairly quick and easy to make. If you like sauteed spinach with garlic, you will like this. Although this dish is typically made with kale or collard greens, you could easily make it with any green. If you use baby spinach which has tender leaves, then […]