Uzbek salads

The first an easiest Uzbek meal we had was a bunch of salads, served up with a non-Uzbek pilaf. I had a HUGE list of salads to choose from – it seems that in Uzbekistan a meal often starts with several salad options. In the end I chose salads including what seem to be the…

I heart soup

I’ve said it before. I love soup. I love it almost as much as this guy. Its warm, its filling, its tasty and it has lots of vegetables. What’s not to love? And, in the “soup” section of my heart, I reserve the top draw for French soups. Careful crafting, only the best vegies (no…

Vegan Tunisian ‘meat’ balls, two ways

I love a good vegan ‘meatball’. When I read this recipe for Tunisian meatballs stuffed with cauliflower (Mubattan Bruklu), I was in. Then, perusing my library book, I discovered another type of Tunisian meatball – meatball, coasted in olives, battered and deep fried. OMG. By then I was besotted. We had to try them both….

Garlicky chickpea breakfast soup

Yup. Apparently, sometimes, people in Tunisia have garlicky chickpea soup for breaky. They also eat bread, drink coffee, etc, but I’m most impressed by the concept of garlic for breakfast. I love garlic. Mr isn’t so keen, and was pretty adamant that I make something to go with it, in case it was awful, but…