Salade de Carottes à la Marocaine (Moroccan Carrot Salad) – Morocco / Israel

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In the US, when we think of salad, we think of something like a green salad, a cob salad or a Caesar among others. But in Israel, their interpretation of salad is totally different – think salad meets tapas – small portions of a large variety of dishes that together can be a meal in […]

Israeli Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate – Israel

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While many people in America like breakfast for dinner, I happen to like dinner for breakfast. So when I got to Israel and saw that they had a number of dinner items for breakfast, I was beyond thrilled. In particular, one thing that they do there is to serve a variety of salads in tiny […]

Kartoffelsalat (German Potato Salad) – Germany

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Generally, my husband is not big on starches (potatoes, rice, pasta) other than whole grains. BUT when I mentioned a tangy german potato salad with no mayo, his eyes lit up and he asked if we could have it that evening. I let him know we could, but it would be best for it to […]

Folon Mink Ot Mi Kwass (Amaranth Leaves with Smoked Mackerel) – Gabon

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Finding a recipe for Gabon was not the easiest. But then I stumbled upon a “Top Chef” Gabonaise competition where Gabonais participants, many of whom were ex-pats, were making dishes from a Gabonais cookbook. The first recipe I found had fish cooked in palm oil. Looked easy enough and thinking about how tasty Nutella is […]

Soko Nogozee (Georgian Mushrooms in Walnut Sauce) – Georgia

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Georgia (the country), is located at the crossroads between Eastern Europe and Western Asia and lies just south of the Caucasus Mountains. As Georgian gardens and forests have an abundance of walnut trees, it is not surprising that their cuisine features this nourishing and healthy ingredient which is not only readily available, but inexpensive, if […]

Rosolje (Estonian Potato and Beet Salad) – Estonia

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Estonia is nestled between Latvia and the Soviet Union and sits on the Baltic Sea, directly across from Finland. Estonian food seems like your basic hearty Jewish food – probably because so many American jews immigrated from Russia and Eastern Europe at the turn of the century. I can even imagine my ancestors in the […]

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 […]

Mulgi Puder (Estonian Potatoes & Barley) – Estonia

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Estonia is located in Northern Europe just across from Finland. I mention this because their foods are both quite hearty and similar. This is also fairly reminiscent Kasha Varnishka, a classic Jewish dish of kasha and bow tie noodles, but moister. As usual, I searched YouTube for authentic videos. Interestingly, this was only the second […]

Fassolia (Ethiopian Green Beans and Carrots) – Ethiopia

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Another winner in our Ethiopian extravaganza was Fassolia, a carrot and green bean dish seasoned with ginger and garlic. Light, refreshing, easy to make and flavorful. When I first saw this dish, I was thrilled as we love string beans. Scott really wanted it too. But as I kept looking, reading recipes, watching Ethiopian grandma’s […]