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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bhutan

Kewa datshi – Bhutan

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Tonight, our more or less alphabetical culinary Tour du Monde has brought us to Bhutan. Kewa Datshi is a mix of potatoes, farmer cheese and hot chili peppers in a thick gravy. Actually pretty good. We finished off the entire pot. Looked at a few recipes. Recommend using 1 1/2 cups rather than 3 cups […]

Bahrain - Chicken Machboos

Chicken Machboos – Bahrain

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Machboos, the national dish from Bahrain. It was so tasty. Took a while to make, and had to get a few ingredients but we will definitely been making it again. We all loved it. If you make it, read through the full recipe ahead of time. Make the spice mix ahead of time. Takes about […]

Burmese Kaukswe (Tofu with Yellow Coconut Curry) – Burma

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We decided to do another burmese dish in tribute to my brother Bhikkhu Subhuti, who was kind enough to help me make this blog a reality. In his other life (pre-monk life) he was a highly skilled programmer… and now he occassionally uses his skills to help others, but generally tries not to spend to […]