Koshari is considered to be Egypt’s national dish. It is a delicious comfort-food meal that is sometimes made from left overs. The secret ingredient here is the vinegar: it breaks down the carbohydrates Koshari is all about.
Pickled Turnips are a popular side dish or recipe ingredient in many countries and regions where the winter cold can be really felt. It can also be a refreshing side dish when served chilled in the heat of the summer.
A nice and easy recipe for cumin sauce. (Who would have thought that one teaspoon of Cumin contains 1.4mg or approx. 17% of the recommended daily dose of Iron? )
A classic, hearty, every-day meal – Japanese Curry Udon Noodles. Can be as spicy as you want it to be – no hard rules here. Enjoy!
The Shiitake Mushroom Stock is used as a vegetable stock in other Japanese recipes. Unlike other vegetable stocks, this one requires neither simmering, nor boiling (Yes, it is possible.) Enjoy!
An easy, uncomplicated and hearty recipe this Korean Potato Soup. One would think that it is ideal for lunch or dinner but in Korea they also serve it as breakfast. Enjoy!
Octopus with Pasta in the Pot – guaranteed to keep your body going whatever you have to do. It is going to take some time to cook – approx. 2 hours – but its level of difficulty is minimal: sautee, simmer, stir, do something else while food is cooking. (That difficult. 🙂 ) Enjoy!
This recipe for Morrocan for Potatoes with Fennel and Celery can be a starter, or a salad, or a main meal. There’s no rule. Enjoy! 🙂
Hot or cold, the Turkish Red Lentil Soup is a good one. It is nutritious too. Using vegetable broth/stock turns the recipe to vegetarian and vegan. Enjoy!
Tahini Sauce is used with fish, or as a salad dressing, or as a roasted vegetables dressing.
A dairy-less, meatless, satisfying and comforting one-pot recipe from India. Enjoy!
Tahini halva with lemon juice and cinnamon is one of the simplest and most delicious vegetarian or vegan desserts one can ever have any day (and probably anytime). Enjoy!
Cuisine: Thai A classic dish and recipe from Thailand, Shrimps with Lemongrass and Basil is a healthy dish containing no less than 14 ingredients. As a main dish with rice : Serves 2 As part of a multi-course meal: Serves 4Cooking time: approx. 30 minYou will need: a wok or skilletNotes: contains sugar Ingredients 10 oz (330 g) medium-sized shrimp, peeled and de-veined 1⁄2 Tsp dark sesame oil 1⁄2 Tsp all-purpose corn starch (preferably organic) Pinch of white pepper 2 Tbsp high-heat cooking oil, divided 4 Tbsp minced lemongrass 1 clove garlic, minced 1 small shallot, thinly sliced 1 fresh hot red or green chili, preferably Thai (deseeded if you prefer less heat), finely sliced 2 kaffir lime leaves, finely sliced (optional) 1 Tsp soy sauce 2 Tsp fish sauce (nam pla) 1 + 1⁄2 Tsp sugar 1 cup (20 g) fresh Thai or Italian basil leaves Instructions Toss the shrimp with the sesame oil, all-purpose corn starch, and pepper in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Heat 1⁄2 of the oil …
Potato Salad with Olive Oil, Capers, Parsley and Pickles . Another hearty and healthy classic potato salad recipe from the European South. Omitting wine makes it Halal and also Lenten. Can be had as a main dish, or as a side dish – your choice. Enjoy!
This Cuttlefish Casserole is a Greek Orthodox Lent classic: easy to make, a tasty, hearty, one-pot recipe full of good things for one’s own health. Enjoy!
Vegetable Stew with Potatoes, Eggplants, Zucchini and Peppers. A clean, nice vegetarian and vegan recipe for a Summer vegetable stew. Can be served hot, warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!
Lebanese Crispy Pita Bread with Sumak . Resembling the Italian Pizza Contadina (the farmer’s pizza) the Lebanese use this Pita Bread with sumak as a side dish to scoop up juice or dips, or even as a snack for “that” time of day. It is easy to make and easier to savour. Enjoy!
Korean Garlic Chive Salad. It can be savoured as a salad or a side dish, preferably with grilled beef, dumpling soups or Bibimbap (mixed rice) during the summer. It tastes of garlic and onion and it is served at room temperature. Enjoy!
How to Make Vegetable Stock. A vegetable stock is nothing more than vegetables simmered in a very low fire for some time, so that the veggies release all their essence and flavours in the liquid. It can be made as complicated as one can make it – there’s no rule here. We present a basic vegetable stock recipe that – we believe – will serve you well.
“Advieh” means spice in Persian / Iranian language. It is a spice mixture used in Iranian / Persian cuisine.
How to desalt olives. Olives are NOT meant to be eaten straight out of the brine (as many of us do). The way to desalt them is rather simple:
Olive Tapenade. A classic olive spread for dipping and nibbling. Can’t go wrong with this one. 🙂
How to make Busiate pasta.
Lentils with Rice and Caramelized Onions, going by the name of Mujadara in the Middle East and Egypt and Fakoryzo in Greece, is a popular, humble and nutritious staple “recipe of the poor”.
The Egyptian Fava Bean Stew or Fuul as a staple food is probably as old as Egypt. There are many variations (of course). We present an ultra-classic Fuul recipe as a basis – and then you’re free to change the flavour and/or add the topings of your choice.
Korean Spicy Cold Noodles with Egg and Cucumber – one of many Asian recipes for spicy noodles. Perfect for a summer lunch, one would think. 🙂
How to Prepare Rice for Cooking. There are many ways to cook rice – as you can imagine. This is the way they prepare rice for cooking in Iran (Persia).
Potato Salad with Pickles, Eggs and
Mustard – simple, fast, hearty and healthy – this potato salad twist can possibly become a household staple.
The potato salad is common in Israel, Greece and their respective diaspora. This is simple, fast, hearty and healthy recipe served either as salad or a side dish. Enjoy! !
Chopped Eggs with Onion – a simple, hearty and uncomplicated side dish, or starter. Nothing fancy but very healthy. 🙂 )
Vegan Eggplant and Tahini Dip – Baba Ghanouj. This is the vegan / lenten version of Lebanese style Baba Ghanouj.
Spicy Mango Sauce for a meal or party dip. Tasty and healthy too! Enjoy!
Lentil Stew with Swiss Chard and Lemon. A well known traditional Winter stew (or thick soup) from Lebanon.
One of many potato recipes, this one goes very well with stews.
How to cut and core fennel bulbs. (Not so… obvious. 🙂 )
Spinach with Rice and Lemon is a Greek traditional classic dish everyone cooks at home, often, (No, you will not find at a Greek restaurant anywhere in North America unless it’s a simple Cookery that actually knows what it’s doing. 🙂 )
Fresh Tomato Sauce for Pasta or Dip. Equally good as a pasta sauce or dip. Your choice. 🙂
Fresh Lemon and Olive Oil Dressing for Salads. As you might already know, olive oil and lemon are often combined together either as salad dressing or as cooking ingredients. This recipe is about a salad dressing.
Lima Beans with Spinach in the Oven. This is a traditional recipe from Greece’s North West, a region called Epirus. It is highly nutritional, very healthy and a complete meal on its own. Omitting feta cheese turns it to vegan.
Vegetables in the Oven. This is a Greek summer classic recipe amounting to … throwing cut vegetables in a pan, sticking it in an oven and doing something else while the food is cooking. (Yes, that difficult. 🙂
Chickpeas in the Oven. A yet another Greek traditional cuisine, or Mediterranean cuisine, classic recipe that can be cooked during the summer, winter or whenever (legumes last for a long time!)
Octopus Soup. This is a Greek Orthodox Lent classic: easy to make, a tasty, hearty, one-pot recipe full of good things for one’s own body, mind and health. Enjoy!