Crunchy Sweet Corn Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Crunchy sweet corn salad is a refreshing summer salad with raw fresh corn, cucumber and red bell pepper. Buttermilk dressing is tangy and blended well with the crunchy vegetables and feta cheese. This is a wonderful side dish to take on picnics or barbeque parties. The day made it, wished I had grilled some meat […]

Lablabi ~ Chickpeas Soup from Tunisia

Lablabi or lablebi is a Tunisian chickpeas soup. It is a thin soup flavored with garlic, cumin powder, harissa and served with stale bread and poached egg. Lablabi is a popular street food and a common breakfast in Tunisia. It can easily be made at home with various garnishes and accompaniments. On the streets, hot […]

Hourensou No Gomaae ~ Japanese Spinach Salad with Sesame Sauce

Hourensou no gomaae is Japanese spinach salad flavored with sesame sauce. Preparation of this salad is similar to Korean spinach salad that I prepared last year for Around the World in 30 days. I liked the Korean salad a lot and since the preparation is similar, included this spinach salad to my Japanese breakfast menu […]

Miso Soup for Food of the World

Food of the World is traveling to Japan to taste the cuisine of this island nation. Cuisine is based on rice, noodles and miso soup which are served with other side dishes. Side dishes included pickled vegetables, fish and vegetables that are cooked in broth. Most famous food from this nation is sushi, miso soup […]

Minestrone Soup & Cheese Bruschetta

Minestrone soup is a wholesome, hearty soup with lots of vegetables and pasta! A filling soup for a cold, rainy day! Today we are traveling to Italy for a classic Italian soup, minestrone. I served minestrone soup with cheese bruschetta as my Italian combo food. Serve minestrone soup with or without bread since it is […]

Lasary Avocat ~ Avocado Salad for Food of the World

This month food of the world is in Madagascar. Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa. Nation consists of the island of Madagascar and numerous smaller islands. Country was colonized by the French in the late 19th century and was a French colony until it gained independence […]

Lemon Potato Salad with Mint

Cooking from Cookbook Challenge is an event I like to participate when ever possible. For this challenge we need to cook and post a recipe from a cookbook, from a TV show, paper clippings or recipes taken from friends and relatives. This challenge is a nice way to try out new recipes. Today’s recipe is […]

Homemade Tomato Soup

I made some tomato soup to go with the tomato basil loaf I made for the tame the yeast theme. I followed Food Network’s Michael Chiarello’s recipe. The recipe also had a video of the soup preparation but I ignored the video and just followed the written recipe. The written recipe asked to puree the […]

Lemony Arugula White Beans Salad

For the last day of cooking with lemons, I had planned a sweet treat. I was debating between lemon curd, lemon glazed cookies and lemon tarts. Last Thursday I was flipping channels and saw Giada’s show on food network. She made this refreshing lemony white bean arugula salad and I was sold on it’s simplicity. […]

Belgium Stoemp for 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 […]

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