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Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Bread, missions | 1 comment

Sopa Paraguaya

Sopa Paraguaya

There are around 200 some odd countries in the world.(rounded numbers :-))I strongly believe,it would be utter injustice to our taste buds,if it gets to taste only 5-10% of the world for the entire life.So i set myself out in foodie adventure time to time,force my family,rather annoyingly at time to do so ,to conquer the world from my kitchen ūüôā Currently i am in a kick of Latin American countries.Nestled¬†between Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia is a country of Paraguay.I made a stop in Paraguay few weeks ago as i concocted the plan to make very popular ‘Sopa Paraguaya‘ in my head.¬†Savory¬†cornbread.I say that because in our house,we are accustomed to eating sweet cornbread.That’s the way i was introduced to the very american corn bread.So what did i learn about this dish? Savoriness comes from onion and pepper. Cottage cheese is another consistent ingredient i noticed.It adds moistness to the bread. Choice of cheese depends on your liking.I used cheddar. Did my family like it? Hmmmm..Average at first,it got...

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Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in missions | 0 comments

Gallo Pinto

Gallo Pinto

Last week at our church,we had a fellowship after the ¬†service.We were served Nicaraguan meal of Pinto Gallo, fried Plantain and lime chicken.Why,must you ask?Our church have missionaries sent there regularly,who are witnessing the people of Nicaragua.They have been able to start a church in Masaya .As i watched the brief video during the sermon of what all have been being done there,i was humbled to see the people who are willing to be the hand and feet of Christ,in order to spread the Gospel of Christ,leaving the comfort of their home behind. It is ironic that i have friend,Nubia,Nicaraguan.When i asked her about the food at her native country,she excitedly told me about ‘Pinto Gallo’.I had never heard of this dish before.When she shared the recipe,it sounded very familiar to red beans and rice popular here,which must have been Latin¬†inheritance¬†:-).However the red beans which are used there are very unique to Nicaragua and American version usually substitute them.It is simple yet very heart warming dish. Nubia says, this...

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Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in missions, NonVeg | 2 comments

Aji de Galliana

Aji de Galliana

Let me introduce you today to my sweet friend Rebekah.We met couple years ago at child birth class of all the places (don’t laugh !) even if we have been going to the same church but never really did strike the conversation.Odd, i know !Time has passed since then.Couple of kids later and insert couple of missionaries trip(for her family),we have still maintained our friendship. She ¬†is not only a sweet friend and sister in Christ to me,she has also been my mentor in early years as i was seeking Christ and conduit to build relationship in then new church.I still ask her advice and benefit from her knowledge.She personifies¬†love for our Savior Jesus Christ. Rebekah has been missionary in couple of Latin American countries and most recently to Peru,home to Machu – Picchu in the stretch of Andes mountain with her family. They followed and lived through,what Christ has called us to do¬† “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the...

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Grains, missions | 4 comments

Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice

We took a trip to happiest place in the entire world,as it is called,”The¬†Disney world”.It was my 4th visit personally and i love every bit of it¬†every time.We visited Animal Kingdom.We had the lunch reservation with Mickey Mouse buds at ‘Tusker House’,set up in African village. We¬†quickly¬†made our way to lunch after photo op with Donald.We were treated with array of African,Indian,¬†Malaysian,Middle Eastern,American cuisine for buffet.I was in heaven.Food was D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S…My mouth is watering thinking about the Malaysian Chicken curry i had.This is where i tasted,Jollof rice along with fried plantains.I made a mental note to make this African rice staple as i scooped the second serving in my plate. We are learning the geography of the world as we eat.Ghana,¬†Liberia,Nigeria precisely.No,I take it back.That is an¬†exaggeration.We talked about the countries the Jollof rice is popular in and where they are on the map.At least ‘I’ know where these countries are in Africa and my kids learnt the continent,they don’t comprehend it yet.I will keep trying. We also said...

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Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in missions, Veggies | 2 comments

Colcannon

Colcannon

You know Irish are famous for their whisky ,pubs and St. Patrick’s day.But do you know they are popular for their Potatoes too?My limited knowledge of history tells me that,Potatoes are originated in Ireland.I totally thought,growing up that it got to be so¬†Indian¬† and who could blame me for that,for the amount of potatoes Indians consume in every shape and forms so regularly? ‘Colcannon‘¬†is¬†quintessential traditional Irish dish,prepared with cabbage,generous amount of butter/heavy cream,mixed with ham at time.It resembled the ‘unspiced’ version of what Indians would do with their potatoes.It was totally genius,since now I can add cabbage to the beloved mashed potatoes without dressing it up as Indian. Ever since,I hardly ever make regular mashed potatoes,I always sneak in those ‘cabbage’ which my family loves so dearly(Sarcasm alert.).When i first made this,there were apprehensions about ‘poky’ green things as my kids put it.I have made it so frequently that it doesn’t bother anyone.So yesterday,i took a step further.I added mix of purple and green shredded cabbage along with some...

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