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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bahamas chicken & slaw close up

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 […]

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

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Appetizers, Belgium, By Country, Chicken, Desserts, European recipes, Main dishes, Potatoes, Recipes, Salads, Side dishes, Vegetarian

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 […]

Burundi = beans and onions

Salade Africaine Kachumbari (Advocado and tomato salad) & Biharage (Red beans with onion confit) – Burundi

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in African recipes, Beans, Burundi, By Country, Healthy, Main dishes, Recipes, Salads, Side dishes, Starch, vegan, Vegetarian

Slowly making our ways through the B’s. Last night was Burundi. SALADE AFRICAINE KACHUMBARI. Very tasty. They soak their onions in salt water before putting them in the salad. Apparently a similar salad is eaten in other African countries like Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Checked out on a map where it was located and read […]

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

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in Appetizers, Asian recipes, Burma, By Country, Fish, Main dishes, Myanmar, Recipes, Salads, Seafood, Side dishes

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 […]