This is a very traditional autumn and winter dish here in Bulgaria. It is almost always done at home and probably that is the reason why I find it to be so comforting when I feel down or lonely or homesick. Or, simply, when I want to feel at home.
A recipe I am posting, untried by me, for ZWT. I found this on Kitchen Chick's food blog, under her North African section, and here is what she states about the recipe: "From Nancy Harmon Jenkins's book Essential Mediterranean comes Madame Mahjoub's orange cake recipe. This plain-looking cake is a delight in disguise and perfect with tea." "The original recipe calls for the Maltaise de Tunisie blood oranges and claims that they give the cake a beautiful red blush."
A simple traditional recipe for cookies similar to shortbread. The wonderful flavor comes from the cardamom, which is fairly expensive, but very worth it. I actually prefer them without the almonds, but you might add them if you like.
Sort of a conglomeration of Asian cuisines. The original recipe has fresh cilantro only, but we liked both cilantro and Thai basil. From Bon Appetit April 1996. Rice noodles are available at Asian markets. I also like to throw in a fresh tomato or two (sliced or diced) to the mix.
Posting this recipe for ZWT and it is just like a salad I make for my family with the exception of this one not including garlic salt. When I make mine I use apple cider vinegar and olive oil, along with the salt, pepper and garlic salt. This is a recipe I found on About.com under the Moroccan food section.
Exotic sweet ‘n’ sour flavours are dynamite with tomatoes. This is the way to use up tomatoes that have reached their juicy prime. Fabulous as a side dish with grilled steak or butterflied leg of lamb or chops. Or try as a burger topper. Best eaten the same day they’re made. From Chatelaine Magazine. Enjoy!
Not many people know this, but Okra is a vegetable native to Africa and later introduced to the Middle East and Arabian countries by the slave traders. Lots of people are wary of okra because of the texture and "slime", factor, but you can minimize this by keeping okra whole and not overcooking it. I love okra!!!
You would not believe that this dish is actually Vietnamese! Even my meat and potatoes husband loves it! My recommendation is to have plenty of white rice on hand since the sauce is so tasty! Great as part of an Asian meal.
This originally came as a topping for a cake recipe that I also posted Recipe #468874. But ever since making that cake for the first time, I've been obsessed with this whipped cream and use it on anything and everything - pies, shortcakes, puddings, pancakes - you name it.
From an adorable bed and breakfast in playa del rey, california. I tasted this for breakfast and just had to have the recipe! A really special pound cake. This would be perfect for strawberry shortcake too.