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Emointhekitchen
  • Kimchi-jjigae
    Indian summer,  Korea,  Recipes,  Soups,  Summer

    Kimchi-jjigae (Rich Korean Soup)

    emointhekitchen Traditionally this soup could be served in a large pot in the middle of the table. The whole family would meet and share the meal from the shared pot. It is a bit like a Chinese hot pot or a French fondue. Hot pots, as well as fondue, are very social dinning methods so if you are kinda shy and not at ease with “hot potting” you are of course free to use individual bowls for serving. Children, however, usually love this kind of pastime. Therefore, if you are a larger family with kids I suggest you give it a try. You will certainly enjoy a lot of fun.…

  • mungo_beans
    China,  Grains and Legumes,  Japan,  Recipes,  Soups,  Summer

    Mungo Beans Hangover Soup

    emointhekitchen In China and Japan, this simple yet tasty soup is very popular and from time to time can be useful to everyone. Not only as a hangover remedy but it is also suitable for skin cleansing in case of acne or different types of rashes. Since this soup has cooling properties fits well into very hot summer days. You will need: 1/2 cup of dry mung beans, rinsed 1 tablespoon of pre-cut seaweed wakame 4 cups of water soy sauce with reduced sodium content according to taste or light miso paste Mix beans, seaweed and water in a medium-sized pot. Bring to boil, pull the flame and slowly cook…

  • okra soup
    Indian summer,  Soups,  Summer

    Okra Soup

    emointhekitchen This soup, in my opinion, fits both summer and the Indian summer. Thanks to okra, tomatoes and eggplants this dish is quite cool in nature. You will need: 500g of beef 2 bigger potatoes 1 onion sliced on wheels 100 g of butter (or healthier olive oil) 3-4 tomatoes 1 large red pepper 100 g of okra 2 eggplants 100 g green beans coriander, basil, parsley, salt, pepper Rinse the meat, cut into cubes and put it into the large pot. Add about 1 litre of cold water and boil on a mild flame for about half an hour. In other pot sauté the onions with the knob of…

  • Guacamole
    Starters and Snacks,  Summer

    Guacamole Super Easy

    emointhekitchen As stated in Wikipedia, guacamole is an avocado-based dip originally developed by Aztecs. The name comes from the ancient Nahuatl language and originally sounds āhuacamolli. Literally translated it means avocado concoction. Avocados aren’t linked to traditional Chinese cuisine, so getting them to Chinese households has been a gradual process. However, the Chinese are open to everything new. They eagerly accept and often adopt other cultures and their customs without prejudice. Moreover, when it comes to food, which is a great Chinese passion, Chinese curiosity knows no limits. There are many variations of this spread but I usually keep this very simple and light version without onion, garlic or other ingredients. You will…

  • Bozbash
    Armenia,  Indian summer,  Soups,  Summer

    Bozbash (Slightly sour Armenian soup)

    emointhekitchen The name of this dish was first mentioned in 1883 by Mirza ‘Ali Akbar Khan Aashpazbashi the head cook at the Persian court of Naser-al-din Shah in his cookbook Sofreh At’ameh’. Different variants of this thick and hearty soup can be found in Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Armenia. While my Armenian version is rather cooler in nature and therefore fit into summer or Indian summer, the Iranian version Abgousht Bozbash, on the other hand, fits in very cold days since it contains many warming ingredients: lamb, turmeric, cinnamon etc. For Armenian Bozbash you will need: 500 g of diced beef 1 chopped onion 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive…

  • Spas - Armenian Yoghurt Soup
    Armenia,  Dairy,  Soups,  Summer

    Spas (Armenian Yoghurt Soup)

    emointhekitchen Because of significantly cold properties of yoghurt, this soup is particularly suited to hot summer weather. We can serve it cold as gazpacho or hot if you need to reduce its coldness. Also, the choice of the kind of broth affects the final properties of the food. If you choose a vegetable broth, it will have a cooler character than with the chicken broth. Although wheat is more traditional in Armenian cuisine, if you suffer weakened digestion, the rice should be your first choice. You will need: 1/2 cup peeled wheat or rice 2 tablespoons flour 4 cups white greek type yoghurt 1 beaten egg 1 chopped onion 2…

  • Baba Ghanoush
    Recipes,  Starters and Snacks,  Summer

    Baba Ghanoush

    emointhekitchen Baba Ghanoush is a dish of mashed baked eggplant mixed with tahini (sesame paste), olive or sesame oil, and various kinds of spices.  Slightly differing versions of this dish can be found in the traditional cuisines of Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Armenia, Greece or even Iraq. It is served either alone as a starter with pita bread, in Armenia with their traditional Lavash or as a side dish to accompany various vegetables and the like. This eggplant dip was one of the first dishes that I prepared for my husband. By then, his diet consisted of bread with mustard, sausages and other culinary specialities of a single man. It has…

  • Eggplant Salad
    Recipes,  Salads,  Summer

    Salad of Fried Rolled Eggplants

    emointhekitchen Eggplants found their way onto the Chinese tables in the golden age of the Silk Road. Food along these ancient trade routes was diverse with Islamic, Asian, and Middle Eastern influences, and all of them impact China’s eating habits and traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia. I’m not sure about the origin of this particular recipe. I stumbled upon its variant in Greece, Israel and even in Prague Chinese restaurant. Eggplants, together with the yoghurt and sour cream, have a significant cooling effect, so save this recipe for really very hot days. People prone to cold with weak digestion should be careful and should not forget to add enough black pepper, coriander…

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