Iraqi Assyrian Chicken – Iraq

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LOVED this Iraqi Assyrian chicken dish! The chicken was juicy and flavorful, super healthy as well. You can also prepare it ahead of time and it tastes great for even a few days after. Equal parts of cumin, tumeric, paprika and cinnamon along with cardamon pods give it its signature flavor. The recipe also had […]

M’Raad (Egyptian Eggplant Salad)- Egypt

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Egypt surprised us with a very tasty, healthy, and easy to make meal which also happens to be vegan and gluten-free. M’Raad (Egyptian Eggplant Salad) is not really a salad – it is steam-fried eggplant slices with a tomato based cumin and tumeric sauce. It is healthier than regular fried eggplant because you only use […]

Soupe de Lentille (Egyptian Red Lentil Soup) – Egypt

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Ethiopia was a hard country to follow as we loved that meal, but Egypt gave it a real run for it’s money. I personally liked the Egyptian food better. For Egypt we made a Red Lentil Soup (Soupe de Lentille), featured here, along with M’Raad (Egyptian Eggplant Salad) and Salade Egyptienne, a popular Egyptian salad. […]

Persian Meatballs

Koofteh Tabrizi (Herbed Meat and Rice Balls) – Iran (Persia)

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Koofteh Tabrizi (herbed meatballs) is one of my family’s all time favorite dishes and is the number one dish on our top 10 list. This dish is from Iran/Persia. The original recipe comes from a fabulous Sephardic Jewish cookbook, Sephardic Cooking, by Copeland Marks. The cookbook has some fabulous history in it and apparently (based […]