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….

Tagine – its not what you think

When I first read the they make a lot of Tagines in Tunisia, I imagined the typical, tomato based stew made in the dish with the funny lid. Turns out a Tunisian Tagine is more like an omlette or gallette – a mix of vegetables and spices with eggs, baked in a shallow pie dish….

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…

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…

Tunisian Menu Plan

Tunisian food has been influenced by African and Arab cultures, with a heavy dollop of the Mediterranean ‘sun food’. Think chickpeas and spices with tomatoes, cauliflower and olives. Yum. Of course, as with most cuisines of the world, its also populated with meat, fish, and eggs. There’s even a buttery pastry filled with tuna and…

Introducing- Tunisia

After a week off, we’re back, and heading to …Tunisia! Where is it? Tunisia, or the Tunisian Republic, is a North African nation on the Mediterranean Sea, bordering Algeria to the west and Libya to the southeast. The capital is Tunis, located on the Gulf of Tunis, across the Mediterranean from Marsala. People and politics…