Mulgi Puder (Estonian Potatoes & Barley) – Estonia

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Estonia is located in Northern Europe just across from Finland. I mention this because their foods are both quite hearty and similar. This is also fairly reminiscent Kasha Varnishka, a classic Jewish dish of kasha and bow tie noodles, but moister. As usual, I searched YouTube for authentic videos. Interestingly, this was only the second […]

Fassolia (Ethiopian Green Beans and Carrots) – Ethiopia

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Another winner in our Ethiopian extravaganza was Fassolia, a carrot and green bean dish seasoned with ginger and garlic. Light, refreshing, easy to make and flavorful. When I first saw this dish, I was thrilled as we love string beans. Scott really wanted it too. But as I kept looking, reading recipes, watching Ethiopian grandma’s […]

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 […]

Gomen (Ethiopian Sauteed Greens) – Ethiopia

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Gomen (Ethiopian Sauteed kale/collard greens) is a light, healthy fairly quick and easy to make. If you like sauteed spinach with garlic, you will like this. Although this dish is typically made with kale or collard greens, you could easily make it with any green. If you use baby spinach which has tender leaves, then […]

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 […]

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 […]

Japan - ginger & carrot dressing

Japanese Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing – Japan

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We have been ordering fresh vegetables from Misfits Market for a while now. Basically you get organic veggies at regular prices, but the veggies are just a bit off on size or look or something like that. They have been doing this type of thing in France for years. Anyway, we ended up with a […]

Calabacitas

Calabacitas, Filetes de Pescado & Rajas con Papas – Mexico

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Mexico! Some not so typical Mexican dishes (at least on the East Coast). Calabacitas is a mix of zucchini, corn, tomatoes onion and garlic…and hot pepper…it was delicious. In fact this meal made our top 10. According to cousins who live on the West Coast and New Mexico, this is super popular there and found […]

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Bahamian Spiced Chicken with Yogurt Cilantro Sauce & Carribean Cole Slaw – BAHAMAS

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On Nov 9th, our culinary world tour brought us to the Bahamas. Perfect for a balmy 59 degree day picnic on the deck and right in line with the type of fresh, healthy food we tend to eat (when we are not cooking meals from around the world). We had Bahamian spiced chicken with yogurt […]