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Libyan Shakshuka

Posted by Julia Smith on

Eat The Change You Want To See In The World... This easy to prepare, budget friendly recipe features eggs, dried, preserved lamb (or substitute sausages) and tomatoes. It is from a really well done Libyan food blog called "We Are Food" that has more great recipes and really great information about Libyan history & culture. You can learn more about this dish and it's history here.  This version is made using dried preserved lamb known as gideed. This is usually made at home but can be found sold in jars at some butcher shops in Tripoli. A good alternative would be...

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Pastured Pork & Black Lager Stew

Posted by Sam Holland on

The ultimate in comfort food! We've started cutting stewing pork so come on down to the shop, buy a Pork Beasty Box or come see us at the farmers market to pick some up & make this mouth-watering & oh so satisfying dish: Ingredients 2 sticks of celery 2 medium onions 2 carrots olive oil 3 fresh or dried bay leaves 500 g quality diced stewing pork 500 ml dark lager, ale or stout (We recommend Persephone Brewing's Black Lager) 1 heaped tablespoon plain flour 1x 400 g plum tomatoes Directions: If using the oven to cook the stew, preheat...

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Sudanese Purslane Stew - Rijla

Posted by Julia Smith on

Eat The Change You Want To See In The World... This recipe from Sudan caught my eye because it calls for purslane. Most people know purslane as a weed but it is actually a delicious, succulent green that you might even find is already growing in your garden. You can often find it at the farmers market too.  Visit Omar Eltigani's web site, The Sudanese Kitchen for loads more great recipes and as Omar says, "Food so good you'll want to start a revolution!" Watch for Omar's new cookbook which is coming out soon.  Ingredients: 3-4 yellow onions – diced...

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Iranian Beef Tongue

Posted by Julia Smith on

Eat The Change You Want To See In The World.... You know we always love a good "odd bits" recipe here so it is with great enthusiasm that we bring you this recipe for Iranian beef (or substitute another beasty tongue(s)) tongue from www.farhangsara.com. She has a great page about Iranian Food Culture that is well worth a read and loads more recipes from Iran.  Ingredients: (4 Servings) one beef or two lamb tongues garlic, 2-3 cloves garlic, 2-3 cloves medium onions, 2 tomato paste, 3-4 spoons mushrooms, 500 grams butter, 100 grams herbs (parsley, coriander, dill, spring-onion ends), 200 grams...

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Yemeni Bachelor Pad Kabsah — كبسة العزيبة اليمنيين المغتربين

Posted by Julia Smith on

Eat The Change You Want To See In The World... This recipe is adapted from from Lamya's at https://yemeniyah.com/ where you can find loads more traditional Yemeni recipes for everything from cold drinks to main courses to desserts. Yihna! (Yemeni Arabic for Bon Appetit) My husband Khaled cooks for me once a year. The very first time he made this Kabsah [it’s the only thing he really makes besides steak] I was blown away with its deliciousness. It is quick, easy and does not sacrifice taste.  When I am crunched for time, this is what I usually make. I asked him where...

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