Folon Mink Ot Mi Kwass (Amaranth Leaves with Smoked Mackerel) – Gabon

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Finding a recipe for Gabon was not the easiest. But then I stumbled upon a “Top Chef” Gabonaise competition where Gabonais participants, many of whom were ex-pats, were making dishes from a Gabonais cookbook. The first recipe I found had fish cooked in palm oil. Looked easy enough and thinking about how tasty Nutella is […]

Soko Nogozee (Georgian Mushrooms in Walnut Sauce) – Georgia

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Georgia (the country), is located at the crossroads between Eastern Europe and Western Asia and lies just south of the Caucasus Mountains. As Georgian gardens and forests have an abundance of walnut trees, it is not surprising that their cuisine features this nourishing and healthy ingredient which is not only readily available, but inexpensive, if […]

Satsabeli Bazha (Georgian Poultry in Walnut Sauce) – Georgia

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Nestled between Turkey, Russia, Armenia and the Black Sea Georgia sits at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and is considered one of the to be one of the possible cradles of civilization. Georgian cuisine is loaded with walnuts. Vegetables with walnuts, meats with walnuts and of course desserts with walnuts. In short, Georgian cuisine […]

Rosolje (Estonian Potato and Beet Salad) – Estonia

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Estonia is nestled between Latvia and the Soviet Union and sits on the Baltic Sea, directly across from Finland. Estonian food seems like your basic hearty Jewish food – probably because so many American jews immigrated from Russia and Eastern Europe at the turn of the century. I can even imagine my ancestors in the […]

Pistou – French vegetable stew

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I have been debating what dish or dishes to feature for France for quite some time as I am a big fan of French food. After a bit of a break from the blog, some reflection and savoring the fresh flavors of summer, I decided to go with Pistou (pronounced Pea-stew – but which is […]

Aloo Gobi (Indian Potatoes & Cauliflower) – India

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India was not exactly the next step on our culinary expidition, but I was going through the fridge and found some cauliflower and was having a hankering for some Aloo Gobi which is Indian Cauliflower and Potatoes. While they don’t seem to have green chilis around this area, I substituted in part of a Jalapeno […]

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 […]

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 […]