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 […]

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 […]

Bhutan

Kewa datshi – Bhutan

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Tonight, our more or less alphabetical culinary Tour du Monde has brought us to Bhutan. Kewa Datshi is a mix of potatoes, farmer cheese and hot chili peppers in a thick gravy. Actually pretty good. We finished off the entire pot. Looked at a few recipes. Recommend using 1 1/2 cups rather than 3 cups […]

Bahrain - Chicken Machboos

Chicken Machboos – Bahrain

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Machboos, the national dish from Bahrain. It was so tasty. Took a while to make, and had to get a few ingredients but we will definitely been making it again. We all loved it. If you make it, read through the full recipe ahead of time. Make the spice mix ahead of time. Takes about […]

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Asian recipes, Bangladesh, By Country, Chicken, Desserts, India, Main dishes, Recipes, Rice, Side dishes, Starch, Top 10

B is for Bangladesh and the best meal we have had yet on our alphabetic gastronomical world tour. Everyone absolutely loved it. We are big cardamon fans…especially Eva. Love how they season oil or ghee with cardamon pods, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, peppercorns and cloves. Always wondered what made rice so tasty…now I know. Watched […]

Belize-Coconut-rice-and-beans

Belizian Coconut Rice & Beans – Belize

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Last night was Belize! We made rice and beans with coconut milk. It was ok – glad to have tasted it, but it will probably not be on my list of things to remake. The Bengali rice was definitely superior. Recipe source: Belizian Coconut Rice and Beans

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 […]

Belarus - draniki

Draniki (Potato Pancakes) – Belarus

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Belarus, By Country, European recipes, Main dishes, meat, Potatoes, Recipes, Side dishes, Starch, Vegetarian

Also made potato pancakes from Belarus known as draniki. There were a bunch of differences between these and the traditional Jewish latke I normally make. 1. they grate the potato super fine. 2. They do not squeeze the juice out of the potatoes so you have a mixture that is the consistency of apple sauce. […]

Bosnia chicken and peppers

Chicken Bosnian Style, Kljukusa (Potato kuggle), Tufahije (Poached apples stuffed with a ground walnut mixture) – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in By Country, Chicken, Desserts, Eastern European, European recipes, Healthy, Main dishes, meat, Potatoes, Recipes, Side dishes, Starch, Vegetarian

Working our way through the B’s. Today was Bosnia and Herzegovina on the Balken Peninsula. Much of the food was heavy and in phylo or with red meat (which my husband does not eat – so it makes it more challenging to find recipes sometimes…like in this case). I settled on a Kljukusa, which is […]