Middle Eastern, Ottolenghi Style

These recipes are altered slightly from how they originally appear in the cookbook Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi. I modified them for our kitchen and replaced ingredients that are out of season or not available in Buenos Aires. This is a great menu for hot weather and everything but the Chickpea sauté can be prepared ahead of…

Indian Korma Menu

Sweet Potato Dahl with Spinach for 2 100g red lentils 450ml vegetable stock 1 small onion, grated or finely chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped ½ tsp turmeric 1 tsp garam masala 1 red chilli , finely chopped 1 large sweet potato, cut into small pieces 2 handfuls young leaf spinach, shredded Put all the ingredients except…

Asian Menu with Vegetarian Phở

 Sesame Rice for 2 1 cup of arroz yamani (golden rose medium grain brown rice) ½ an onion ½ a red bell pepper (or your fave veg- we used this for the color!) 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds (pretty and higher in iron than the white…

Mediterranean Menu

Andalusian Gazpacho from the website: http://www.notderbypie.com 1 2-inch-long piece baguette 3 garlic cloves, or to taste 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons Sherry vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes, cored and quartered 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Soak bread in a glass of water for a minute or two,…

West African Menu

There is a great description of this menu in Yanqui Mike’s review- click here. Millet Corn Muffins 1c polenta or corn flour 1/2c cooked millet (boil then simmer 1/2 cup dry in 1 1/2 cups water, you’ll have some leftover to eat with honey as cereal!) 1/2c millet flour (best to grind it fresh, you…

Moroccan Dishes

Moroccan Carrot Salad for 8                               2 heaping Tblsp harissa (recipe below) 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 2 pounds carrots grated or sliced very thinly 1 cups raisins 2 cups flat-leaf parsley or cilantro leaves (we did it with parsley the first week and cilantro the second…

Brazilian Dishes

Feijoada is said to be the national dish of Brazil. It’s a flavorful black bean stew that is normally prepared with meat. This version serves 6 to 8 and substitutes in extra vegetables and herbs and the lemon chili sauce really makes it sparkle! 1 kilo black beans 2 onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2-3…

Indonesian Dishes

Gado Gado is an Indonesian Salad known for the delicious peanut sauce that tops it. This recipe for 4-6 servings was adapted for easy use in Buenos Aires from World Food Café Cookbook by Chris and Carolyn Caldicot. You might want to double the peanut sauce while you’re at it because it’s delicious to have…