Honoring the food of my readers: Peruvian Ceviche

This is not the ceviche of food critics or snobbery. It is unashamedly toddler amd pregnancy friendly. As sure as I am that this dish is perfectly safe for those who are accustomed to eating it, we however have not eaten raw citrus-cured fish on a regular basis, so I adapted the recipe to suit … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Peruvian Ceviche

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Honoring the food of my readers: Singaporean Hainanese White Bean Rice

When my friend from school went off to university at Oxford, some of her roommates were from South East Asia. I remember one in particular from Singapore who loved to cook for everyone. In spite of a history of colonialism and foreign occupation, Singapore thrives culturally, economically, educationally, and in terms of overall quality of … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Singaporean Hainanese White Bean Rice

Honoring the food of my readers: Moroccan tajine atop almond couscous

I love the flavors of Morocco. It's a sort of sweet and savory spice blend that can pack a punch without sacrificing any of the flavor. I skipped the hot and spicy for the benefit of my little family's tummies, but you can always heat it up a little for your version if it will … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Moroccan tajine atop almond couscous

Honoring the food of my readers: Uruguayan asado chivito

Guay del... Uruguay? Well, the phrase is supposed to be of Paraguay, but no Paraguayan people viewed my blog last year - which makes Uruguay mucho más guay. Their national dish was right up our alley, pandering to our continued interest in smoking everything. Asado or barbecue is a great opportunity for friends and family … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Uruguayan asado chivito

Honoring the food of my readers: Vietnamese phở

Daddy Alsum and I were supposed to host an international student from Viet Nam, but, as circumstances would have it, visa complications meant that it didn't work out. She now intends to study in Australia to learn English and work towards a degree in tourism and business. I asked her for a basic broth recipe … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Vietnamese phở

Honoring the food of my readers: Nigerian fufu and egusi soup

I have to be honest: I was a little nervous about the flavor combination in this particular national dish. Nigeria is a land of variety compounded by a rich history and diverse culture with many kingdoms and tribal nations represented over time. It has been referred to as the "Giant of Africa" due to its … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Nigerian fufu and egusi soup

Honoring the food of my readers: Nepali dal-bhat-tarkari

I know very little about the country of Nepal. Its flag is not rectangular. It's a landlocked and mountainous Asian country. That is about the extent of my knowledge. The national dish which I chose to attempt is traditionally really spicy by Western tastes, especially for toddlers. I toned it down a lot, while still … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Nepali dal-bhat-tarkari