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Posts Published in ‘ world cuisines ’

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

June 27, 2016 | by Lisa | sweets

Originally an English sponge cake contained many eggs but had no butter. By Queen Victoria’s day, butter was being used and this cake became known as the Victoria Sponge. This recipe, includes strawberry jam and whipped cream layered between two sponge cakes.

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Malawi Relish Greens (Ndiwo) Recipe

| by Lisa | vegetables, sides, bread

This relish which is usually made with leafy greens, tomatoes and onions. There are a variety of greens that can be used, including cassava leaves, sweet potato leaves, pumpkin leaves or cabbage. I chose to use kale for my dish.

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Maize Porridge (Nsima) Recipe

| by Lisa | vegetables, sides, bread

Nsima is a thick maize porridge and is the staple food of Malawi. It is used to scoop up ndiwo, which is a relish primarily made with leafy greens.

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Instant Chai Tea Recipe

| by Annie | beverages

This is a 5 star chai tea recipe with just the right amount of spiciness and creaminess.

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Easy Pain Au Chocolat

| by Lisa | sweets

This is a recipe that is in the book How To Bake a Perfect Life. This recipe is so easy and my kids had a blast making it. I made my Pain Au Chocolat with special dark chocolate chips which went well with the puff pastry.

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Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Almonds Recipe

June 23, 2016 | by Lisa | main dishes

Tagines are North African signature slow cooked stews known for their blend of warm and sweet flavors. They get their name from the distinctive clay pots in which they are traditionally braised at low temperatures. This recipe is cooked in a 5 quart heavy pot instead of a tagine pot.

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Welsh Cakes Recipe

| by Lisa | vegetables, sides, bread

These scone-like cakes are traditionally cooked on a bakestone, a cast iron griddle. A nonstick frying pan or griddle would work well. These cakes are often made with candied citrus peel, but I substituted lemon zest in my recipe for a fresher flavor.

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German Stewed Apples Recipe

June 20, 2016 | by Annie | sweets

A cold front had blown in the day I prepared this recipe and the smell that wafted from these stewing apples alone made this recipe worth preparing. But be assured, these caramelized apples are every bit as delicious tasting as their cooking aroma promises. German stewed apples now rank as a major comfort food in my household.

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Jalapeno Hummus Recipe

June 10, 2016 | by Annie | appetizers, dressings, gravies, sauces, spreads

Hummus is a delicious appetizer or sandwich spread. This recipe has jalapenos for a little kick and lemon for a refreshing flavor. Roasted pine nuts are added for additional crunch.

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Easy Homemade Tahini Recipe

| by Annie | dressings, gravies, sauces, spreads

Tahini is very to make, requires only a couple ingredients and is a great addition to many foods.

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Ile Flottante Recipe

June 2, 2016 | by Annie | sweets

When at last they came to dessert – ile flottante, islands of toasted meringue floating in a rich creme anglaise – there was a satisfied silence. (The Nightingale)

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Swedish Mashed Potatoes Recipe

May 31, 2016 | by Annie | vegetables, sides, bread

The addition of nutmeg to this creamy mashed potato recipe boosts the flavor level up a notch with a subtle spiciness.

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Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce Recipe

| by Lisa | main dishes

This is an excellent (and easy!) recipe for Swedish meatballs. These meatballs are oven baked and served a rich cream sauce.

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Spicy Cilantro Rice Recipe

May 27, 2016 | by Annie | vegetables, sides, bread

I love this versatile cilantro rice recipe. It packs the kick of pepper and the tang of lime. It can be served with many different dishes, but is especially great with Indian and Mexican food.

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Burmese Vegetable Curry Recipe

| by Annie | vegetables, sides, bread

This Burmese-style vegetable curry is subtly flavored with coconut milk, ginger, curry powder, and turmeric. The flavor of this dish is exotic but not overpowering. The vegetables listed in this recipe are what I used when preparing the dish for this post, but any of your favorite fresh vegetables can be substituted.

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