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Old November 3rd, 2012, 01:53 AM   #1
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While LHC is temporarily cooperating i dont want to temp fate by starting anything new there and we can have a ton of fun with it here so here we go . I try to make it a habit but sometimes i crave adventure more than usual and this is one of those weekends. So i pose a challange to try to eat your way around the world every month and come share your results with us! Only rule is that is must me foreign to you. So if your in france no herb de provance got it.

I'll share my plans for this weekend. Today was mexico so i sipped on my tamarind water and had tacos for dinner (i know not very original but my parents were already planning tacos too). Tomorow is korea so im making a more allergy friendly version of this - http://peegaw.tumblr.com/post/920410...y-chicken-with - . Then im thinking india and some pakoras similar to these - http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip...?recipe=742644 - . And maybe some syrian candied chickpeas http://www.wittyinthecity.com/2011/1...ied-chickpeas/ - .

I have everything but the darn chickpea flour, hope i can find it somewhere besides the healthfood shop because its closed on the weekends.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 02:58 AM   #2
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I think I'm going to have to try the Korea recipe. It sounds similar to the sesame chicken I make but different enough.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 03:22 AM   #3
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I just finished some of the leftovers from that. The ginger gives an extra punch once its sat in the fridge overnight.
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Old November 7th, 2012, 05:08 AM   #4
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Wow, that chicken dish looks wonderful! I think I am going to have to make some trips to specialty stores (brown sugar, soy sauce) in order to make this this week...I think my picky DD would eat it, too.

I love food from all over the world but don't have anything really good to contribute, except that our newest quick and yummy dish is sort of West African style, steamed Hokkaido pumpkin with rice and peanut sauce. Easy to make and a very tasty fall combo. Tastes good with rice or with quinoa.

It's really hard for me where I live because a lot of the exotic, international food I am used to just doesn't exist, but as I learn where to get the ingredients (there are numerous 'Asian' stores, some Indian, some east Asian, also we have one Portuguese store that has Mexican and Latin American things, but no corn tortillas) I am learning to make a lot of things myself. Some dishes (like Bao, Chinese steamed buns, or Naan bread) are actually not at all hard to make, but very time-intensive...
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Wow, that chicken dish looks wonderful! I think I am going to have to make some trips to specialty stores (brown sugar, soy sauce) in order to make this this week...I think my picky DD would eat it, too.

I love food from all over the world but don't have anything really good to contribute, except that our newest quick and yummy dish is sort of West African style, steamed Hokkaido pumpkin with rice and peanut sauce. Easy to make and a very tasty fall combo. Tastes good with rice or with quinoa.

It's really hard for me where I live because a lot of the exotic, international food I am used to just doesn't exist, but as I learn where to get the ingredients (there are numerous 'Asian' stores, some Indian, some east Asian, also we have one Portuguese store that has Mexican and Latin American things, but no corn tortillas) I am learning to make a lot of things myself. Some dishes (like Bao, Chinese steamed buns, or Naan bread) are actually not at all hard to make, but very time-intensive...

Glad to share . If you have molasses around you can make brown sugar i think the ratio is one tablesppon per cup of sugar but id double check that. And not sure if this would be any easier to make but i did this - http://www.food.com/recipe/soy-sauce...en-free-111373 - minus the vinegar and it was tasty.

Your pumpkin dish sounds yummy i will have to try that once i get more sunflower butter (no peanuts for me). I understand hat you mean about things being hard to find. I live in a small area so we have to go over a county or two to get some things. Though since im in so-cal i can get corn basically anywhere lol ive seen tortillas at a gas station no joke! My problem is finding allergy friendly subs. I end up having to order alot of things online since we only have two shops one in each county that do dairy free things other than soy or nuts which i cant have either. Thank heaven for amazon!
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Old November 7th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #6
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Granted i dont know their orgin but tonight is quinoa croquettes . The sauce has cilantro and garllic so maybe its a blended recipe?
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I'm having to learn to make our favorite "ethnic" dishes since we live in a town with a Walmart and Safeway, that's it. It's over an hour drive to Reno which is a bit far when a craving hits. Kinda sad that we had better selection in our small town in Alaska.

I think I'm going to make Tuscan stew tomorrow.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #8
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Just about to pop some pakoras in the oven. Should be interesting as recipes and i have complicated relationship lol. What can i say i like my veggies and i cant resist adding more .

ETA:Came out amazing! This ones a keeper
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