Sisig and squash in coconut milk

Sisig is a mince dish, Filipino-style, and it is served in bars, like beer nuts. Its sort of sweet and sour, with pineapple and calamansi lime juice, ginger, garlic, onion and peppers. I used this recipe from http://www.pinoyrecipe.net, although I subbed Sanitarium vegetarian mince for all the various parts of pig usually used (cheeks, heart,…

I’ll introduce Belarus a little later…

…today, I’m just going to tell you about what I’ve been cooking from Belarus instead! Draniki and Machanka Draniki are little potato pancakes, eaten with sour cream and a meat and lard sauce, Machanka. So, you know, a variation on the general theme of meat, potatoes and lard that seems to be found throughout Belarussian…

Pizza

I used to love Lebanese pizza, but it has been a long time since I’ve had any, given it is usually covered cheese. Lebanese pizza looks like other pizza, though the dough is covered in Zatar (a mix of oregano and spices) with only one or two other toppings added. I cheated, which is the…

Mezze 1

Babaganoyj (eggplant) Tomato salad chickpea dip with “beef” potato kibbeh The list above is what I had intended to make for our first mezze night. It didn’t work out exactly as I had hoped though. First to make the babaganoyj (spelling taken from the book I used, but there seem to be a few ways)….

Picadillo and a Bean Bonanza

Picadillo is a mince-based dish, sometimes eaten alone, and sometimes used as a filling for various tortilla dishes like burritos and tacos. It is served in many countries, including the Phillipines, and is basically just mince and vegetables. I used this recipe from MexicanFoodie and served it up with some rice cooked with tomatoes, chillies,…