Tunisian nights

The first night of Tunisian food featured vegetable couscous, pretend mergues sausages, and cauliflower salad a la sfax. Tunisian style couscous is quite different to what were used to: It is steamed, rather than made in a pot with liquid stirred in, and the vegetables are served on the side, rather than in the couscous…

Hot Dogs and accidental vegan ingredients

The second thing I ever gave up when I gave up meat (the first time) was sausages. The first was meat pies. Its pretty easy to do, because while they are both very tasty, they’re also pretty darn gross. Since discovering vegan meat substitutes, sausages have been the second hardest thing to take on again,…

Azeri things I made before I got sick

I have a confession to make… I cheated a little. I actually did manage to make two Azerbaijani dishes before I got sick. So I’m gonna post them now, and have Fry’s schnitzle for dinner tonight 🙂 I made Dushbere, an Azeri dumpling soup, from the recipe over at AZCookBook, and Zebra cake, from a…

Kufta, Ajab Sandal, and cute kids

Before I move on to the rest of this post, check out these recipes and essays, submitted by school kids in Azerbaijan. I think they’re just great. Some are insightful, some sad, and most cute. I especially like the pictures that go with the writing. I found those while I was looking for recipes, and…

Piti, Khangal, salad and Sherbert

This was easier Azeri food. Piti, usually a mutton soup with mutton fat (challenging to replace), Khangal, pasta with mince and yoghurt sauce, salad, and sherbert, a sweet drink. I don’t know why this photo is going all stretchy, and wordpress isn’t letting me fix it. Sorry. First, the Sherbert. This was actually the second…