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Ghiveci – Traditional Romanian Stew

I love Ratatouille but not everyone does.  This recipe is a delicious dish with many of the same ingredients such as zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, and tomatoes, but it tastes a lot different.   Ghiveci is a traditional Romanian dish.  The recipes can vary a lot.  Sometimes, it is a vegetarian dish, or different types of [...]

Labaneya – Egyptian Yogurt and Spinach Soup

I admit warm soups might not be everyone’s thing on a hot summer day; and today was a really hot day here in California.  This soup mixed with yogurt though is different.  It is a lovely light meal.  Served warm rather than hot it was just perfect for a hot summer day. Ingredients olive oil 1 onion, [...]

Then Thuk – Tibetan Noodle Soup

Then Thuk

This soup is a very typical Tibetan soup and if I remember right, “then thuk” means “pull noodles”. (Please correct me if I am mistaken.)  This is one of my favorite soups of all time.  I frequently prepare it, and I have already used it many times when people came over for dinner.  So far everyone has [...]

Spanish Watermelon Gazpacho

This cold soup is the perfect meal for a warm summer day.  It is refreshing and healthy, and it just hits the spot. Ingredients 7 cups seedless watermelon, finely diced 1 medium cucumber, finely diced 1 red bell pepper, finely diced 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 [...]

German Asparagus Soup – Spargelsuppe

This recipe has been a family recipe for some time.  As long as I can remember, we grew asparagus in our garden when I was a kid.  And usually the aspargus ended up in this soup.  The soup can be made with white or green asparagus. Ingredients 1 bunch of asparagus 1/8 l / 1/2 cup milk [...]

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