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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sataras (Croatian Tomato & Pepper Stew) – Croatia

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Sataras is a delicious, vegan dish made of peppers, onions, tomatoes and olive oil. The longer you cook it, the better it tastes. You can let this cook on low while you do other things. It is is very similar to the Hungarian dish Lescos (minus the bacon) or the Turkish Dish, Imam Bayildi which […]

Belgian Endive Salad with Apples and Walnuts

Escalope de dinde, Stoemp aux legumes, brussel sprouts & a Dame Blanche, Gaufres de Liege (Turkey cutlet, Mashed potatoes with vegetables, Ice cream sundae, carmelized Belgian waffles) – Belgium

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Belgium was a total winner on our culinary world tour. We started with an endive, apple and walnut salad with a mustard shallot vinaigrette. Eva’s thoughts…AMAZING! Main course was supposed to be a veal cutlet in a beer and carmelized mushroom sauce but we used turkey instead. The greatest discovery though was Stoemp which looks […]

Bulgaria lentil stew and eggplant appetizer

Bulgarian Lentil Stew, Kyopoolu (Roasted Eggplant & Peppers) – Bulgaria

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So excited to move on to the C’s with our cooking adventure that we almost accidently skipped our last B – BULGARIA. Thank goodness we didn’t skip it, because it was one of Scott’s favorite meals so far. We had an eggplant dish called KYOPOOLU. It consists of roasted eggplant and pepper combined with tomato […]

Nga phe thoke (Burmese salad with fish cakes) – Burma

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Winding down the B’s…B is for Brother, Buddhist, Bhante, Burma and Blog. Tonight’s stop on our culinary voyage was inspired by my Brother, Bhante Bhikkhu Subhuti who lives in….Myanmar, formerly known as Burma…and to some, still known as Burma. My brother is a Buddhist monk who has been living in a monastery for years. He […]