Churchckela – The georgian treat
Aug24

Churchckela – The georgian treat

Version française 100% natural and very fun to make : Churchkhela, 100% Georgia ! When you travel, it’s rare to find something sweet which is not industrial or full of chemicals. In Georgia it’s possible. I’ve discovered how to make this national treat and I’m already a big fan of it. It’s very good and actually very useful if you go trekking as the combination of fruit sugar and dried fruits is a perfect...

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Lobio parki – Beans and tomato sauce – Georgia
Aug13

Lobio parki – Beans and tomato sauce – Georgia

Version française Lobio Parki – An easy recipe that really tastes like Georgia Ingredients: 2 garlic cloves 1 onion boiled beans (2 fresh kinds (check here below)) 3 tomatoes cut into pieces 1 bunch of parsley 1 bunch of coriander 200 g smocked lard Salt Chili (optional) Preparation : In a pan, sear the lard in order to get a maximum of its grease. If it doesn’t sweat enough, just add a bit of sunflower oil. Add the onion,...

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Kakliani badrijani – Eggplant & walnut – Georgia
Aug12

Kakliani badrijani – Eggplant & walnut – Georgia

Version française Kakliani badrijani : My favorite georgian recipe Ingredients :  The quantities here are just for information as each family and restaurant has its own version of this very famous and delicious dish. 500 g sliced eggplant 250 g Noix broyées 1 tsp marigold (powder) 1 tsp dried coriander 1/2 minced and fried onion 1 tsp blue fenugreek 1 pinch chili (optional) 3 gloves crushed garlic Salt Water Preparation :  Fry the...

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yogurt soup – Turkey
Jul19

yogurt soup – Turkey

Version française Yogurt soup, pur turkish product Ingredients for4 persons: 1 egg (mixed) 250 g greek yogurt 6 garlic cloves Water (1,5 litre) with a poultry cube or directly 1.5 litter of poultry broth Rice from yesterday (alredy cooked – around 70 g) 1 tablespoon of tomato purée mixed with a bit of boiling water Paprika Chili flakes Black pepper Dryed mint Note : The idea of mixing eggs and yogurt is to avoid the yogurt to...

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Zucchini, pesto and Brie savoury tart
Jul17

Zucchini, pesto and Brie savoury tart

Version française Summer is finally knocking at our doors… Everything is possible with a quiche, you can put whatever you’d like inside. Don’t hesitate to use the leftovers of your fridge though.  Ingredient: 150 g flour 75 g butter One pinch of salt 40 ml water 1 zucchini 1 green pepper 150 g brie cheese 2 eggs 2 eggs yolk 1/4 of milk litter 1/4 of sour cream litter A pinch of salt, black pepper and nutmeg powder...

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Lentil soup – Turkey
Jul12

Lentil soup – Turkey

Version française Lentil soup, turkish way Ingredients for 4 persons: 250g of red lentils 1 onion 1 carrot 1/2 lemon ( cut into 2 pieces and keep the skin) 1/2 potato 1/2 tomato 1 spoon of tomato purée dried mint (1 tablespoon) Chili flakes (1 tablespoon) Black pepper (1 teaspoon) Olive oil Wash the lentils with a lot of fresh water. Cut all the vegetables into big pieces and put them all together with the lentils in a big pan. Add...

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Tomato and honey sauce for starter – Turkey
Jul10

Tomato and honey sauce for starter – Turkey

Version française The best barbecue or aperitive dip from Turkey Ingredients for 4 persons: 2 tomatoes (cut into pieces) 1 garlic bulb (crushed) 125 g of honey Olive oile 1 spoon of tomato purée Dried basil Cut everything that needs to be cut (tomatoes into pieces, garlic crushed) and put it in a frying pan on a medium heat together with the rest of the ingredients. Let it slowly reduce until you only have the tomato pulp in a litle...

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Varenik – A recipe from Kyrgyzstan
Aug26

Varenik – A recipe from Kyrgyzstan

Version française A russian tortellini stuffed with mashed potatoes. I discovered this recipe in Kyrgyzstan (In Arslanbob) but I heard that it’s a speciality of Ukraine or Russia… Well let’s say it comes from somewhere in the old USSR countries. Ingredients 240g flour 120 ml boiling water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 kg potatoes 2 big onions 1 handful coriander 2 teaspoon cumin   Preparation Prepare the dough by...

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Lactose free blueberry muffins
Jun30

Lactose free blueberry muffins

Version française Bluberry muffins for a lazy sunday morning And here is the song that goes perfectly with that kind of sunday mornings: Ok YES, I admit it, this recipe is not mine, it comes from my favorite muffins’ book called “Muffins” and edited by “Marabout”. But I had to adapt it to make this recipe lactose free… does it count?!? ^^   Streusel ingredients 4 tablespoons Alpro soya butter...

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Summer salad – sweet and savoury
Jun18

Summer salad – sweet and savoury

Version française YAY, “summer is coming” It’s time for a fresh salad with fresh vegetables.   Ingredients 1 avocado 2 tomatoes (a handful of cocktail tomatoes will even be better) 1 cucumber 100g of stoned black olives (or green olives) 150g to 200g of lamb’s lettuce – mâche (I know this lettuce is more a winter/spring thing but you can replace it by some arugula (rocket)) 1 melon 100 g of feta...

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