Banana Bread (North America / USA)

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If you like banana bread than do I have a recipe for you! This banana bread is absolutely DELICIOUS!!!! It is flavorful, moist and actually a bit healthier than most recipes. My neighbor at the beach has become addicted to it (I bake it for him) and every time I see him asks me if […]

Israeli Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate – Israel

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While many people in America like breakfast for dinner, I happen to like dinner for breakfast. So when I got to Israel and saw that they had a number of dinner items for breakfast, I was beyond thrilled. In particular, one thing that they do there is to serve a variety of salads in tiny […]

Clafoutis aux Cerises (Cherry Clafoutis) – France

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Summertime means fresh fruit and where there is fresh fruit there are fresh fruit desserts! You may be familiar with cobbler and pies, but are you familiar with Cherry Clafoutis? Clafoutis is a traditional French dish dating back at least 2000 years to medieval times! Basically it is a cross between a flan and a […]

Chakshuka (Eggs simmered in peppers & tomatoes) – Israel

Posted 1 CommentPosted in African recipes, Appetizers, Breakfast, By Country, Capo Verde, Easy to make, eggs, Healthy, Israel, Jewish Recipes, Main dishes, Mediterranean, Middle East, Middle Eastern, One pot, Recipes, Stew / Soup, Vegetarian

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 […]

Rúgbrauð (Icelandic Rye Bread) – Iceland

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I is for Iceland. After scouring the internet for icelandic recipes, a few things were clear 1. they eat a LOT of fish in Iceland (which frankly is not surprising given that it is surrounded by the ocean) and 2. rúgbrauð or icelandic rye bread is the bread of choice. I must say, this bread […]

Plokkfiskur (Icelandic Fish Stew/Hash) – Iceland

Posted 1 CommentPosted in By Country, Easy to make, Fish, Iceland, International cuisine, Main dishes, Potatoes, Recipes, Stew / Soup

Plokkfiskur, also known as Icelandic Fish Hash or Fish Stew, is the quintissential Icelandic comfort food and was the absolute perfect meal to fill the belly and warm the soul on this fridged winter’s eve. Plokkfiskur, considred by some to be a stew and others to be a hash, is simple and familiar. It basically […]

Fesenjan II (Persian Chicken in Pomegranate, Walnut and Prune Sauce) – Iran (Persia)

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Am I obsessed with Persian food? YES! Did I realize that Fesenjan is probably one of the most popular Persian dishes that exists or that it is SUPER EASY to make? NO. I stumbled upon it one day in my favorite cookbook Copeland Marks’ Sephardic Cooking when looking for a dish to make for Rosh […]

Payesh (Bangladeshi Rice Pudding) – Bangladesh

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B is for BANGLADESH. You may be wondering why I am making Payesh – Bangladeshi Rice Pudding when I am already somewhere in the I’s on my more or less alphabetical culinary journey around the world. Simple, Eva requested this recipe the other day before heading back to school and when I went to make […]

Ash Reshteh – Persian Herb, Bean & Noodle Soup (Iran)

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I happen to be in the middle of the I’s and coincidentally while searching for foods to make in honor of the winter solstice, discovered that in Iran, there is a special holiday, Shab-e-Yaldā, which takes place on the winter solstice which is the darkest night of the year. Yalda is an ancient tradition which […]

Kartoffelsalat (German Potato Salad) – Germany

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Generally, my husband is not big on starches (potatoes, rice, pasta) other than whole grains. BUT when I mentioned a tangy german potato salad with no mayo, his eyes lit up and he asked if we could have it that evening. I let him know we could, but it would be best for it to […]