Chicken Larb from Luang Prabang

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Today, we feature an Asian salad great served warm or cold, featuring so many of those great South East Asian herbs and spices that combine so well in a salad. Chicken larb is usually associated with Thailand but it is just as popular in Laos and possibly even superior to the Thai version. Chances are you may not know a lot about Lao cuisine. Laos flies under the radar behind adjoining neighbors Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. Naturally there is … Read More

Tarator Authentic Bulgarian Yogurt Soup – Quick and Easy

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Here is a chilled, summer soup to enjoy on the hottest of days. Tarator authentic Bulgarian yogurt soup is full of cooling ingredients like cucumber, dill and yogurt. It is certainly quick and easy to make. Five minutes and you have a classy lunch or a great first course on a warm evening. No cooking involved, except for the dry roasting of the walnut topping. Don’t care for summer, chilled soups? I must admit that I don’t order chilled soups … Read More

Shopska Salad from Bulgaria is the Perfect Choice

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Today we feature what many people consider to be the “unofficial” national dish of Bulgaria, the one and only shopska salad. It is a simple dish to make and it is delicious. Using everyday ingredients, you can make shopska salad in less than 10 minutes. Healthy, colourful and full of crunch, shopska salad features the great flavors of summer. Bulgaria you say? Yes, it flies under the radar a bit being a former communist country in Eastern Europe. Did you … Read More

How to Make the Best Beet with Goat Cheese and Walnut Salad

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Here is a great recipe to make the best beet with goat cheese and walnut salad you will ever eat. It is my gift and contribution to the people of Uruguay to pair with their magnificent beef steaks, tannat red wine and good cheer that is always proudly on display whenever you eat out in Uruguay. This salad was inspired by our visit to the charming town of Colonia de Sacramento where we had a simple but beautiful lettuce salad, … Read More

How to Make Labna Cheese From Yogurt

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Do you enjoy yogurt? Do you know the health benefits associated with it? If so, then you will love labna cheese. Labna cheese, or labna, so common around the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, is simply strained yogurt. The result is a thicker, creamier and more powerful yogurt, almost the texture of cheese, which has a myriad of uses. It can be a healthy substitute for anything you might use cream cheese. All you need is muslin (or cheese cloth), … Read More

Easy Greek Village Salad from Naxos Revisited

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It’s no secret one of the sublime pleasures of spending time in the Greek Islands is to enjoy the healthy lifestyle. Sunshine, swimming, relaxation and of course the incredibly, healthy cuisine. It’s a laid back culture and this is reflected in the food. Nothing too complex. Just simple, healthy food, including a Greek village salad. Salad is a staple, served at every meal, it is hard not to eat well in the Greek Islands when you have a healthy salad … Read More

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