Ethiopia

Posted 1 CommentPosted 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chettinad Pepper Chicken – Chennai, India (In honor of our new VP, Kamala Harris)

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In honor of Kamala Harris becoming America’s first female Vice President, first black Vice President and first Vice President of Jamacian and Southeast Asian descent, I made an Indian dish from Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, where Hariss’ mother harkens from. Chennai is located in the south of India. There were a lot […]

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 […]

Bangaou (Lamb & Sweet Potatoes) – Chad

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Chad (officially known as République du Tchad) is a landlocked country located in the heart of north-central Africa. It’s geography is quite varied with the Saharah and mountains in the north, arid plains in the Sahel which covers the middle section of the country and finally the fertile Sudanese savanah in the south. Finding something […]

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 […]

Austria Goulash barfing pumpkin

Goulash – Austria

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Eva was really sad about Covid ruining Halloween and we were in the midst of the A’s so I tried to figure out something fun and creative for her. Austrian ghoul-ash (ha ha ha) – Goulash. She loved the idea and the dish. Basically it seems to be similar to Hungarian Chicken Paprikas, except minus […]

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 […]