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 […]

Ethiopia

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Eva has loved Ethiopian food since she was about 5 years old. So this week, we finally got to Ethiopia in our alphabetical cullinary Tour du Monde. As she is such an Ethiopian food fan, I decided to go all out and make an Ethiopian Extravaganza. Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa next […]

Batar Da’an (Bean, Corn & Squash Stew)- East Timor

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Batar Da’an is a cross between a soup and a stew. Although it seemed quite unexciting at first glance, it turned out to be a wonderful dish that is not only very easy to make, but inexpensive, flavorful and… vegan as well as gluten free! Go figure. We all loved it, Scott especially, noting that […]

Bolivia-Picante-de-Pollo

Picante de Pollo – Bolivia

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My mouth is still on fire from the Bolivian Picante de Pollo. It calls for 1/4 cup of Cayenne pepper….I made a half recipe so I used half…but theoretically the full recipe would have been even hotter. Luckily we had some of the Belizian rice left from last night to temper the heat from this […]

Burundi = beans and onions

Salade Africaine Kachumbari (Advocado and tomato salad) & Biharage (Red beans with onion confit) – Burundi

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Slowly making our ways through the B’s. Last night was Burundi. SALADE AFRICAINE KACHUMBARI. Very tasty. They soak their onions in salt water before putting them in the salad. Apparently a similar salad is eaten in other African countries like Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Checked out on a map where it was located and read […]

Botswana - Chakalaka

Chakalaka – Botswana

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As soon as we sat down for food from BOTSWANA, what does Eva say? Hey, that is where Bill from Mama Mia went! She was indeed correct… “Bloke in a Boat in Botswana” The food seems to fit the type of profile a bloke in a boat might eat – earthy, rustic, simple down home […]

Costa Rica - Fish with a side of rice, tomatoes and oranges

Costa Rican Talapia with Orange & Tomato Rice and Beans – Costa Rica

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Beans, By Country, Central American food, Costa Rica, Fish, Gluten Free, Healthy, Latin food, Main dishes, Recipes, Rice, Side dishes, Top 10

Today’s culinary destination was Costa Rica. Tilapia on a bed of rice, beans, oranges and tomatoes. Funny because the fish itself was very much like how I generally make fish when I cook on my own and without recipes…I tend to marinate chicken or fish in garlic or onions, lemon or lime juice and sometimes […]