Iraqi Assyrian Chicken – Iraq

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LOVED this Iraqi Assyrian chicken dish! The chicken was juicy and flavorful, super healthy as well. You can also prepare it ahead of time and it tastes great for even a few days after. Equal parts of cumin, tumeric, paprika and cinnamon along with cardamon pods give it its signature flavor. The recipe also had […]

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 […]

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. […]

Ethiopia

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in African recipes, Appetizers, Beans, By Country, Chicken, Easy to make, eggs, Gluten Free, Healthy, Main dishes, Recipes, Salads, Side dishes, vegan, Vegetarian

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Persian Meatballs

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

Posted 7 CommentsPosted in Beef, By Country, Chicken, Gluten Free, Healthy, Iran, Main dishes, Middle East, Persia, Recipes, Top 10, Turkey

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 […]