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  • Armenia,  Meat and Poultry,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

    Armenian quiche called Manti

    emointhekitchen Manti, also known as steamed dumplings, is a traditional dish in many cultures of Armenia and Turkey. The word “manti” comes from the Turkish word for “hand,” since these dumplings are typically made by hand. Manti can be made with various fillings, but the most common filling is minced lamb, beef or vegetables. The filling is wrapped in dough, which is then steamed. Manti is typically served with yoghurt, dipping sauces, and/or vegetables. If you’re looking for a delicious and hearty dish, Manti is a great option. It’s perfect for a meal, and it’s sure to please everyone at the table. I make traditional Manti with minced meat filling…

  • China,  Japan,  Kudzu,  Recipes,  Spring,  Vegetarian,  Winter

    Aubergine with kudzu

    emointhekitchen The place of origin of aubergine is in the eastern part of India. In India, people have cultivated it since prehistoric times. Then to China and Myanmar around the 5th century. It was introduced to Europe in the 13th century. Mapo aubergine is a type of Chinese food that is “fish-flavoured aubergine” (魚香茄子) in Japanese, one of Sichuan cuisine. The decisive factor in the taste of aubergine is the perfect balance between the fragrant and soft aubergine and the thick soy meat. The trick to deep frying Chinese food is to fry it at a high temperature for a short period of time. We need: baby aubergine soy meat…

  • Armenia,  Azerbaijan,  Recipes,  Vegetarian,  Winter

    Vegetarian Tolma from vine leaves

    emointhekitchen Today I prepared and presented to you the way of making tolma. For the first time, as historians assure, the recipe for tolmu was published already in the 100th century. Today, many people consider tolma their national food, from North Africans to Southern and Eastern Europeans as well as the Middle East. Tolm’s original recipe may seem complicated at first glance. Usually, this illusion is caused by the number of ingredients used. UNESCO has decided that tolma is an intangible cultural heritage of Azerbaijan. You will need: vine leaves – canned 400 ready-made  (Chinese cabbage, red or white) 1 cup rice 1 tomato, fresh mint, fresh coriander, 1 onion,…

  • China,  Recipes,  Vegetarian,  Winter

    Chinese New Year Vegetable Dumplings

    emointhekitchen During the Spring Festival, almost every family will eat dumplings that are shaped like ingots, which means “attract wealth”. Judging by ancient customs, dumplings are a dish eaten after New Year’s sacrifices. Dumplings are one of the traditional dishes. In the old days, there were only wontons. Later, wontons were made into a crescent shape to become dumplings. The custom of eating dumplings spread to remote areas of the country during the Tang Dynasty (618–690, 705–907). Chinese culture is vast and deep, and folk customs also have their characteristics. Some people eat dumplings on New Year’s Eve, some people eat dumplings on the first day of the new year,…

  • China,  Congee,  Recipes,  Soups,  Vegetarian,  Winter

    Laba congee

    emointhekitchen So, on December 30, 2022, the days fly by so, fast and in the blink of an eye, Laba Festival is here again. Porridge is indispensable, it adds all kinds of beans and rice to the boil, which is fragrant! Laba Festival, commonly known as “Laba”, is the eighth day of the twelfth lunar month. The ancients had a tradition of offering sacrifices to ancestors and gods and praying for a good harvest. In some areas, there was a custom of drinking Laba porridge. According to legend, this day is also the day when the Buddha Sakyamuni became enlightened. It is called the “Dharma Treasure Festival” and is one…

  • Autumn,  Recipes,  Soups,  Vegetarian

    Vegetable Borscht

    emointhekitchen This time I will introduce vegan soup made from beetroot and vegetables. The most famous one is probably Russian beet soup. The vegetable soup made of a lot of beets and various vegetables, and finally added with cream, has a strong taste and is a famous dish of Russian feasts. The red vegetable beet used in Russian borscht belongs to the same Chenopodiaceae family as spinach. The country of origin is the Mediterranean coast. The best season for beets is from June to July in early summer and from November to December in late autumn. Iron and minerals, also known as “blood transfusions”. In recent years, it has also…

  • Autumn,  Curry,  India,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

    Cauliflower curry

    emointhekitchen Cauliflower, a cruciferous plant, is grown from wild cabbage. It is part of edible flowers, has the refreshing taste of flower stems and is low in calories. It is rich in vitamins A, B, B2, and C and minerals phosphorus, calcium, sodium, etc. Winter is a good time to eat cauliflower. This cauliflower curry I dug up and shared this. If you like it, try making it and see. You will need: cauliflower olive oil chickpeas firm tofu pepper garlic ginger salt sugar  coriander powder cumin seeds curry leaves mustard seeds apple cider vinegar olive oil Madras curry powder salt scallions cashews salt Procedure: Preheat the oven to 220C.…

  • Autumn,  China,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff,  Vegetarian

    Autumn lotus root soup

    emointhekitchen The autumn hoarfrost ends (shuangjing, from October 23 to 24). The street roots of lotus flower glutinous rice began to be sold everywhere, and the sweet fragrance wafted far, far, even adding a touch of sweetness to the air… I also have a dream about China. Every time this season, I like to make glutinous rice root lotus at home and steam it. The cooked lotus root is soft and sticky and the rice is sweet. I feel warm and cosy whenever I take a sip of the soup. I’m going to enjoy them! You will need: glutinous rice lotus root red dates apple sugar Procedure: Wash the glutinous…

  • Autumn,  India,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

    Vegetable Sambar and Tamarind

    emointhekitchen The diet of most Indians is heavily influenced by religion, especially Hinduism. Hinduism teaches non-violence, all living beings should be valued equally. This is why a Lacto-vegetarian diet is encouraged and meat, poultry, fish and eggs are not recommended. However, Lacto-vegetarians eat dairy products. A healthy Lacto-vegetarian diet includes cereals, tamarind, lentils (dal), dairy products, vegetables, fruits and coconut oil. Spices such as turmeric, fenugreek, coriander, ginger and cumin dominate traditional dishes and add rich flavour. A plant-based diet is associated with many health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers, such as breast and colon cancer. In addition, the Indian diet was particularly…

  • Autumn,  China,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

    Stinky Tofu with Green&Red Peppers

    emointhekitchen “Smells stinky and tastes good” as China’s most distinctive “traditional snack”, stinky tofu is not only well-known for its unique taste but also integrates with local delicacies, deeply imprinting local characteristics. This dish is intimidating to a lot of people just because of the smell it has an intense smell and is often described as rotten having a smell. Similar to Olomouc curd cheese. It is difficult to find a more typical folk dish. Plus it tastes better than it smells. Tofu is pickled with various Chinese herbs and other ingredients. Everyone has their own recipe. When it is pickled, it begins to ferment, which gives tofu its characteristic…