Saffron Rice

Bagara Rice, Pulao, Pilaf, Flavored Rice,

Last month when I did the month long marathon, I made this rice to serve with the Omani Shuwa. When I make flavored rice such as pulaos, I usually sauté the spices, vegetables and rice in some oil and then finish it off in the rice cooker or in a saucepan on the stovetop or […] more

Belgium Stoemp for Food of the World

Mashed Potatoes & Vegetables, Belgium Food, Belgium Cuisine, Food of the World,

This month Food of the World is halting in Belgium. Belgium cuisine varies from region to region and is also influenced by neighboring countries, Germany, France and the Netherlands. Belgium is known for its chocolates, waffles and bear. Ingredients used in Belgium cuisine are regional and seasonal. Potatoes, leeks, gray shrimp, Belgium endive are common […] more

Cannellini Beans Curry

Cooking from Cookbook Challenge, CCChallenge, Beans Curry, Coconut Milk Curry

On the days I do not eat meat, I try to cook something that is rich in fiber, nutritious and filling. As I was browsing through Anjum Anand’s New Indian cookbook, cannellini beans caught my eye. The picture of the curry is colorful and appetizing. This is a tangy coconut based gravy with cannellini beans. […] more

Chickpeas Crackers for Home Bakers Challenge

Gram Flour Crackers, Spicy Crackers, Savory Crackers, Home Bakers Challenge.

For September’s Home Bakers Challenge Priya challenged us with some cracker recipes. I chose to bake chickpeas crackers. These are spicy crackers that can be snacked on anytime of the day and also a great tea time snack. I followed the recipe as give with addition of extra chili powder. It was spicy for my […] more

Borscht ~ Russian Beetroot Soup

Russian Soup, Ukrainian Soup, Beets Soup,

Borscht is a beetroot soup of Ukrainian origin. This soup is popular in Eastern & Central European countries. Though borscht is Ukrainian in origin, it is equally popular and common in Russia. Soup can be served as it is, as I did or with some sour cream. Little mushroom onion dumplings called vushka is served […] more

Recap of Around the World in 30 Days with A-Z Cuisines

An year ago if someone had asked me to a do a month long mega blogging marathon (bm), I would have instantly said no. Here I am today, doing a recap of last month’s month long marathon and second one of the year. After the April mega marathon, I was unsure about doing another mega […] more

Zambia – N’shima & Fried Rape

Zambian Cuisine, Zambian Food, Blogging Marathon, Around the world in 30 days with ABC cooking,

For the final day of the marathon, we travel to South African country of Zambia. Maize is a staple diet and is eaten as a thick porridge called N’shima, which is similar to grits or polenta. It is eaten with beans, green leafy vegetables, and dried fish or meat gravies. Common vegetables in Zambia are […] more

Yemeni Ka’ak

Yemeni Bread, Yemeni Cookie, Yemeni Food, Yemeni cuisine, Blogging Marathon, Around the world in 30 days with ABC cooking

Today we travel to Yemen, an Arab state in southwest Asia. Sana’a is the capital and also the largest city in the country. Yemen is a culturally rich country with the influences from various civilizations. Yemeni cuisine is unique from Middle Eastern cuisine and also differs from region to region. Chicken, goat and lamb are […] more

Rosemary Popovers for Home Bakers Challenge

Home Bakers Challenge, Popovers

Popovers are airy, light, hallow rolls made with an egg batter and baked in muffin pans or popover pans. Popover pans are straight walled pans unlike muffin pans which are angled. Popovers can be served for breakfast with some jam, fruits or whipped cream or as an afternoon snack. It can also be served for […] more

Xalapa – Enfrijoladas ~ Tortillas dipped in Bean Sauce

Mexican Food, Mexican Cuisine, Blogging Marathon, Around the world in 30 days with ABC cooking

Just like W, there is no country starting with alphabet X. The exception for X is similar to that of W. We can do a region or a city starting with these letters but we cannot repeat that country for the alphabet it starts with. I am doing X for Xalapa, Mexico. According to the […] more