Brown Down (Grenadian Chicken & Dumplings) – Grenada

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The country of Grenada, located in the Carribean Sea – and not to be confused with the Spanish city of Grenada, was the next stop on our cullinary adventure. Two of the most popular dishes are Oil Down and Brown Down, Given that I am married to Mr. Healthy, there was truly no choice which […]

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. […]

Calypso Chicken – Dominica

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Dominica! Who even knew it was a country? Dominican Republic, sure, but Dominica? Live and learn. Dominica is located in the Carribean. When trying to find a good dish, I kept seeing a mango chicken dish and Calypso chicken. The pictures did not look particularly appetizing as they tended to look fairly grayish but I […]

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 […]

Congalese BBQ Chicken (Ngulu yako Tumba) – DRC Democratic Republic of Congo

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If you are a BBQ fan, you will love this healthy recipe which can easily be prepared in a GF version. It is essentially grilled veggies and meat with a nice marinade and a nice twist. Finding a Congalese recipe that would work for the entire family was NOT an easy task. Chicken Moambe, the […]

Persian Meatballs

Koofteh Tabrizi (Herbed Meat and Rice Balls) – Iran (Persia)

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Koofteh Tabrizi (herbed meatballs) is one of my family’s all time favorite dishes and is the number one dish on our top 10 list. This dish is from Iran/Persia. The original recipe comes from a fabulous Sephardic Jewish cookbook, Sephardic Cooking, by Copeland Marks. The cookbook has some fabulous history in it and apparently (based […]

Comoros Poulet au Coco

Chicken in Coconut Milk / Poulet au Coco – Comoros

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Slowly winding down the C’s on our Culinary Adventure. Today we enjoyed a meal from the Comoros. Where, might you wonder, are the Comoros? The Comoros, is a volcanic archipelago off Africa‚Äôs east coast, nestled in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and Mozambique in the Mozambique Channel. It is comprised of independent 3 islands and […]

Vietnames Fish & Noodles

Tumeric Fish with Rice Noodles and Herbs – Vietnam

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As we had a ton of fresh ginger in the house and are desperately trying to use it up, and we had fish in the house, I was looking for recipes that used both and stumbled upon this light and tasty Vietnamese dish inspired by the traditional dish Cha Ca La Vong. Tumeric Fish with […]

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 […]