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

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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)

Posted Leave a commentPosted in By Country, Chicken, Easy to make, Gluten Free, Healthy, Iran, Main dishes, Middle East, One pot, Persia, Recipes, Top 10

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)

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Beans, By Country, Healthy, Holiday, Iran, Main dishes, Middle East, Recipes, Stew / Soup, Vegetarian

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

Posted Leave a commentPosted in By Country, Easy to make, European recipes, Germany, One pot, Potatoes, Recipes, Salads, Side dishes, Starch, Vegetable, Vegetarian

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 […]

Frikadellen (German hamburgers) – Germany

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As I was watching YouTube videos for Frikadellen I realized that the way my mom makes hamburgers is essentially the German way, minus the mustard and the bread crumb coating. Growing up we used beef. As my husband does not really eat beef or pork, I used ground turkey. I recommend buying the 85% lean […]

Fish Yassa (Yassa Poisson) – The Gambia

Posted Leave a commentPosted in African recipes, By Country, Fish, Gambia (The), Healthy, International cuisine, Main dishes, Recipes, Seafood, Top 10

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

Posted Leave a commentPosted in African recipes, Appetizers, By Country, Easy to make, Gabon, Gluten Free, Recipes, Salads, Side dishes, vegan, Vegetable, Vegetarian

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 […]