DIY : Homemade coconut milk – Thailand
Mar02

DIY : Homemade coconut milk – Thailand

Version française … Only possible with fresh coconut ! A special thanks to May for sharing this secret with me!  Making your own coconut milk is super easy and quite fun to do… If you’re in south east asia where you can find fresh coconuts everywhere in the markets. In Europe, It gets a bit more complicated except if you can find fresh coconut somewhere. Let’s say you have a fresh coconut in front of you…...

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lemon grass peanuts… WOW – Vietnam
Dec24

lemon grass peanuts… WOW – Vietnam

Version française The only recipe learned in ta van As explained a few times in my article about our voluntering experience in Ta van, my recipe of the apple and cinnamon tea or the one of my apple pie… Entering a vietnamese kitchen is much more difficult than expected But I managed to take this recipe, super simple but so good, for you… or maybe for me… but we can share.   Ingredients :  Fresh peanuts Fresh...

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pickled lime – Egypt
Oct27

pickled lime – Egypt

Verssion française Pickled lime, a real middle east thing Ingredients : Lime Nigella seeds (also called “black cumin”) Salt Safflowers (also called fake safran) Jar Preparation :  Cut the limes in 2 or 4 (depending of what you like) without separating the pieces. Keep the juice. Mix the spices together (Safflower, nigella seeds and salt). Soak the limes into the spices (pulp side), close the limes again and put it in a jar...

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The pomegranate adventure – Iran
Oct16

The pomegranate adventure – Iran

Version française One day in the pomegranate world… Like I said in my last recipe article, I’ve spent a few days in the desert where I finally took the time  to enjoy another face of Iran… Indeed, Iran is not only made of blue mosques and mud villages, you can also find deserts, agriculture and wonderful persons there. Meeting Massoud was a real pleasure. I share with him several of my passions and values, traveling,...

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Bademjan & Curd – Eggplants – Iran
Oct11

Bademjan & Curd – Eggplants – Iran

Version française Bademjan for eggplant, the iranian version of the lebanese moutabal Bademjan means eggplant. It seems that this dish doesn’t have its own name but it really doesn’t matter because it is just very good and this is the only thing I need to know. Ingredients :  1 kg eggplants 2 big sliced onions 1 or 2 Tbsp of pomegranate sauce Cumin Fennugreek Preparation :  Fry the onions and then the eggplants in oil....

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Tahini – DIY – Lebanon
Sep19

Tahini – DIY – Lebanon

Version française Simple and very useful to cook lebanese cuisine, the tahini is in a lot of recipes here Mostly know for the fact that it is used in the houmous preparation, the tahini or tahina is actually almost everywhere in the lebanese recipes (especially in Mtabal, my favorite recipe). It is basically a paste made from grilled  sesame seeds, super easy to make and much cheaper when it’s made at home… especially for...

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Preserved eggplants – Lebanon
Sep19

Preserved eggplants – Lebanon

Version française Preserved eggplants for winter… In the serie of the preserved vegetables for winter the way our grand-mothers used to do it, like pickles for example, here are the preserved eggplants on olive oil. So good with any mediterranean dish or as an apetizer together with other mezze. Ingredients : Mini eggplants (as many as you need/have) Salt Garlic Hazelnuts Olive oil Preparation : Cut the eggplant’s tail...

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Fattouch – Lebanon
Sep19

Fattouch – Lebanon

Version Française Fattouch, a very lebanese salad A lot of lebanse specialities are made around a sour taste and this fattouch salad is not an exception. Very fresh and perfect to go with heavier preparations, the fattouch salad is one of my favorite recipe together with Mtabal… With 35 °C during the day, it’s most of the time easier to feel like a good and fresh salad more than a heavy meat dish… Even in the name of...

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Mtabal or Moutabal – Lebanon
Sep16

Mtabal or Moutabal – Lebanon

Version Francaise Mtabal – A kind of Houmous but with eggplants Ingredients : FYI, it’s quiet impossible to give you the exact quantity of each ingredient as the recipe is made with the eyes Eggplant Tahini (Sesame paste) Olive oil Salt Garlic (2 cloves – optional) Lemon juice (optional) Preparation : Put the eggplant firectly on the flame to get a slight taste of burnt As soon as the eggplant start to feel loose in...

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Pickles – Georgia
Aug26

Pickles – Georgia

Version française Again it looks like a belgian recipe but it’s from Georgia ! Back to the old times, everyone, in summer, was preparing the next winter. Nana’s pickles would definitely be part of that winter preparation process… this little sour cucumber that goes so well in a sauce, a burger or in a sandwich… (And that goes particularly well with a “tartine d’Américain” for my Belgian...

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