Philippines — Guinisang Mongo (Mung Beans & Tomato)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days Country: P for Philippines Dish: Guinisang Mongo (Mung Beans & Tomato) We are going to Philippines today. One of my very dear friend is from Philippines and she was really kind enough to send me today’s recipe that I followed to the ‘T’. Philippines is an island country in Southeast Asia. It is 64th largest country in the world, but is the 12th most populated country, making it quite densely populated country. I didn’t know until recently that Filipino American community is the second largest Asian American group…

Oman — Khabeesa (Cream of Wheat Pudding)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days Country: O for Oman Dish: Khabeesa (Cream of Wheat Pudding) We are moving on to Oman today. This is the only country that I know of that starts with an O, so I’m pretty sure what most of my fellow BMers have picked today 🙂 Oman is an Arab state in Southwest Asia. Oman is an absolute monarchy in which the Sultan of Oman exercises ultimate authority, but its parliament has some legislative and oversight powers.

Lebanon — Mujadara (Rice & Lentils dish)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days Country: L for Lebanon Dish: Mujadara (Rice & Lentils dish) We are going to Lebanon, a country that is located in Western Asia. I think my first experience with Lebanese cuisine was at the local Mediterranean restaurant near my office. It was run by a super active mother-daughter team. They would memorize the orders in their heads and never wrote them down — no matter how big the order was. They used to have the usual Mediterranean dishes like hummus, baba ghanoush, pita etc., but what I really…

Korea — Miso Soup & Joomuk Bap (Vegetarian/ Vegan Recipes)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days Country: K for Korea Dish: Korean Miso Soup & Joomuk Bap We are staying in Asia and visiting Korea today. I knew from day 1 that I would be doing Korea for K, since I live in a town that has a very high Korean population. We have a Korean grocery store in town and most of the stores have signs in Korean. I hardly cook Korean food at home even though I have full access to all the Korean veggies, spices and other ingredients. I don’t have…

Japan – Vegetable Curry with Edamame

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days Country: J for Japan Dish: Vegetable Curry with Edamame We are going all the way east to Japan today. I knew it is an island but I didn’t know that it is a archipelago of 6,852 islands. Japan always amazes me because it is one of the smaller countries in the world and even after enduring 2 atomic bombs in Hiroshima & Nagasaki back in 1945, it is now one of the most developed countries. Japanese cuisine is based on combining staple foods, typically Japanese rice or noodles,…

Italy – Pasta Alla Norma (Pasta in Spicy Eggplant & Tomato Sauce)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days Country: I for Italy Dish: Pasta Alla Norma (Pasta in Spicy Eggplant & Tomato Sauce) We are going back to Europe, to Italy today. Italy seemed an obvious choice and my son thinks he’s half Italian because his favorite foods are pizza and pasta. But come to think of it, I like Italian food too. What’s not to like about pasta, cheese and pizza. Italy also is on my bucket list not just to enjoy the local food but also to tour the beautiful, historic and touristic places….

Honduras — Baleadas (Vegetarian Recipe)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days Country: H for Honduras Dish: Baleadas We are going to Central America today to Honduras. Honduras was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century and they introduced Roman Catholism and Spanish language along with numerous customs that have blended with the indigenous culture. The country became independent in 1821 and since been a republic. Honduras is best known for the production of minerals, coffee, tropical fruit and sugar cane, as well as for its growing textiles industry, which serves the international market.

Greece — Loukoumades (Greek Donuts with Honey syrup)

BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series — Around the World in 30 days Country: G for Greece Dish: Loukoumades (Greek Donuts with Honey syrup) We are going to Greece today and I just found out that it is officially know as the ‘Hellenic Republic’. That is my geographic tidbit for the day 🙂 Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia & Africa. Greece is the home to the first advanced civilizations in Europe and is considered the birthplace of Western civilization. Greece has a rich culture that has evolved over thousands of years. Modern democracies owe a debt to…