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  • Armenia,  Meat and Poultry,  Recipes,  Winter

    Armenian Pelmeni

    emointhekitchen Dumplings are a beloved food that transcends borders and cultures. Many nations have their variation of this dish, prepared on the same principle as dumplings. There is a debate about the origins of dumplings, whether they came from the Urals or Siberia. Regardless of their origin, one thing is certain – dumplings hold a special place in the culinary traditions of various countries. In Russia, people consider pelmeni as “the heart of Russian cuisine,” and it is a popular choice for dumpling lovers. China has its version called jiaozi or wonton, while Nepal and Tibet offer momo as their variant of dumplings. In Turkey, and Kazakhstan it is manti,…

  • China,  Recipes,  Vegetarian,  Winter

    Golden Steamed Buns (Jin Yuanbao Baozi – 金元宝馒头)

    emointhekitchen I had a constant headache all day accompanied by a persistent fever. I tried to ease the pain with some home remedies like putting a cold compress on my forehead and drinking herbal tea. However, despite my best efforts, the discomfort seems to be subsiding. Feeling drained and exhausted, I decided to call it a day and go to bed early, hoping a good night’s rest would help me recover. Coincidentally, tomorrow marks the vibrant and joyous occasion of the Chinese New Year. Are you almost ready for New Year’s Eve dinner? Today I’m going to share a golden steamed bun, also known as Jin Yuanbao Baozi, which is…

  • Curry,  Recipes,  Thai,  Vegetarian

    Thai Green Curry

    emointhekitchen So what exactly is Thai Green Curry? Well, it’s a spicy, aromatic curry made from a paste packed with fresh herbs like coriander, green chillies, lemongrass, and other tasty ingredients. The components of Thai Green Curry do not have a fixed recipe. The curry is not necessarily sweeter than other Thai curries, but although the spiciness varies, it tends to be more spicy than the milder red curry. Green curry developed during the reign of King Rama VI.or Rama VII., 1908-1926. And don’t even get me started on how versatile this dish is. You can customize it to your liking. The options are endless and each variation will leave…

  • China,  Congee,  Other Stuff,  Recipes,  Treasures of Chinese Dietetics,  Winter

    Laba Festival

    emointhekitchen People have been celebrating the Laba Festival, also known as the Laba Rice Porridge Festival, for centuries in China. It falls on the eighth day of the twelfth month of the lunar calendar, which usually falls in January or February of the Gregorian calendar. Besides eating Laba congee, the Laba Festival also involves various religious and cultural activities. Many visit temples and pagodas to pray for a bountiful harvest, good health, and prosperity. Some temples even hold special ceremonies and performances to commemorate the festival. People observe some traditional customs and traditions throughout the festival. People may decorate their homes with red lanterns and paper cut-outs to ward off…

  • Armenia,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff

    Ecler dessert

    emointhekitchen This French dessert has long been “naturalized” in Armenia and is a frequent participant in any celebration—sweetened sugar balls, known as choux, filled with cream. Ecler (Eclair) is one of the best gifts of French cuisine for those with a sweet tooth. The author of the eclair is the famous French chef Marie Antoine Carem. Translated from French, éclair means lightning. And that’s why we eat these delicious desserts at lightning speed. If you find yourself in Armenia, be sure to try the Ecler dessert for a taste of French-inspired pastry with an Armenian twist. Whether you enjoy it as a midday snack or a dessert after a delicious…

  • Recipes,  Soups,  Vegetarian,  Winter

    Quinoa soup

    emointhekitchen Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa; Merlík čilský) is a versatile grain that can be a great addition to your soup recipes, providing a healthy and filling alternative to traditional grains like rice or pasta. In this recipe, I’ll show how to make a delicious quinoa soup with potatoes that are packed with nutrients and flavour. You will need: 1 cup quinoa carrots tofu one large potatoes one large onion 3 garlic salt and pepper vegetable broth Baby spinach Procedure: In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the diced onion and garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant. Then, add the diced carrot and…

  • Recipes,  Soups,  Thai,  Vegetarian

    Tofu & Rice noodle soup

    emointhekitchen Tofu and rice noodle soup is a nutritious and delicious dish that is popular in many Asian cuisines. It is a versatile recipe that can be customized to suit individual tastes and preferences. You will need: tofu firm apple cider vinegar brown sugar tamari soy sauce 4 garlic 1/4 water olive oil green onions yellow curry paste rice noodles baby spinach cherry tomato 1l vegetable broth snow peas Preparation: Soak the glass rice noodles in hot water until soft, then drain. Cut the tofu into cubes. In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, tofu, apple cider vinegar, sugar, tamari, garlic and water for at least 30 minutes. Start…

  • Curry,  India,  Recipes,  Vegetarian,  Winter

    Bati chorchori

    emointhekitchen Today, we’re going to share with you a delightful Bengali recipe called Bati chorchori, which is a mouthwatering broccoli and potato curry. Get ready to be transported to the vibrant streets of Kolkata with this sensational dish! You will need: broccoli medium-sized potato cinnamon turmeric ginger onions garlic mustard seeds garam masala red chilli powder coriander powder chilli cumin sugar salt cilantro or parsley roasted salted cashews Procedure: Heat your cooking pot and add some oil. Once it’s hot, toss in the cumin, cinnamon and mustard seeds and let them sizzle and pop, releasing their aromatic flavours. Next, add the diced onions, chillies, ginger, and garlic. Saute them until…

  • Armenia,  Azerbaijan,  Georgia,  Meat and Poultry,  Recipes,  Russia

    Khinkali (caucasian dumpling)

    emointhekitchen The Caucasus is a region that includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and parts of Russia. Khinkali, the delectable Caucasian dumpling, is a culinary delight that is sure to bring joy and satisfaction. These dumplings are a delicious example of Caucasus cuisine. But what truly sets Khinkali apart is the unique way people eat it. Traditionally, you hold the dumpling by its topknot and take a small bite out of the side. As you savour the flavours of the filling, they release the juicy broth inside, creating an explosion of taste in your mouth. In the Caucasus, it is widespread etiquette to use only bare hands when eating these dumplings. Using…

  • Meat and Poultry,  Recipes,  Russia

    Pancakes filled with meat – fried

    emointhekitchen Blini – pancakes with meat recipe for cooking Soviet cuisine. 😉 Russians have a long and legendary tradition of pancakes. They date back to ancient times, and today we enjoy many species in Russia. One of the most popular types is blinis, often filled with meat, cheese or other delicious fillings. Russians consider them a staple food in their cuisine, and they fry them until they turn golden with a crispy crust and juicy meat filling. Pancakes 2 eggs salt 1 teaspoon of sugar 2 large spoons of oil 3 cups of milk 2 cups plain flour Filling 500 g of beef (chicken, pork…) salt, pepper, parsley, onion Prepare…