Doro Wot (Ethiopian Spiced Chicken Stew) – Ethiopia

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As part of our Ethiopian extravaganza on our alphabetical cullinary tour du monde we made a Doro Wot. Wot (Ethiopian Spiced Stew) can be made with Chicken, Beef, Goat, Lamb or lentils and is typically served with hard boiled eggs that have slits in them so they can soak up the sauce – YUM. While […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gomen (Ethiopian Sauteed Greens) – Ethiopia

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Gomen (Ethiopian Sauteed kale/collard greens) is a light, healthy fairly quick and easy to make. If you like sauteed spinach with garlic, you will like this. Although this dish is typically made with kale or collard greens, you could easily make it with any green. If you use baby spinach which has tender leaves, then […]

Courgette with Eggs – Cyprus

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Cyprus! While we have dabbled in the D’s and E’s lately on our more or less alphabetical cullinary tour du monde we still have a few more C’s. So here is a quick and easy Cypriot vegetarian dish that can be eaten for breakfast or dinner – Courgette with Eggs otherwise known as Scrambled Eggs […]

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 […]

Kedjenou (Ivoirian Chicken Stew) – Côte d’Ivoire

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I had been waiting to make the Kedjenou, the traditional chicken stew of the Ivory Coast, until I got my box of Attiéké, a type of gluten free couscous made of Manioc aka Cassava aka yuca that is eaten in the Ivory Coast and often accompanies Kedjenou. The Attiéké, was a little splurge which I […]

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)

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 […]

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 […]