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About couchcuisine

I like traveling, cooking and eating...especially with friends.

بالهناء والشفاء – Libya

Libya: Shakshuka, hasa adas, couscous bil bulsa, khubzit housh, agras batata mabshura, mseyer, yogurt dips, magroodh This is couch cuisine meal #46! And the third in my trio of learning more about our global neighbors impacted by recent political actions. … Continue reading

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بالهنا والشفا – Syria

Syria: Pita bread, conchiglie with yogurt and peas, fattoush, freekah salad, labneh balls, root vegetables with labneh, harak osbao, mujadara, baklava This was one of my favorite couch cuisine meals and a really special evening. I was inspired by Cook … Continue reading

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بالهنا والشفا – Sudan

Sudan: mahshi, addas, gorraasa, nyaba, mish, basbousa, teas It’s been an intense few months, and getting back into the swing of couch cuisine was like a balm. I planned my spring 2017 couch cuisine meal lineup in an effort to … Continue reading

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慢慢吃 -Taiwan

Taiwan: gua bao, beef noodle soup, vegetable stir fry, shaved ice, bubble tea (Note: I decided not to include a Taiwanese flag because it’s a debated issue). This meal required some research on the perfect bubble tea, and Trevor and … Continue reading

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Bon Appétit – Canada

Canada: poutine, pancakes with Canadian maple syrup, bacon, ginger beef, tourtière with green tomato ketchup, butter tarts This was a super fun meal and record setting in numbers – there were 18 people, including kids. I did a kid-friendly start … Continue reading

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መልካም ምግብ – Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Spiced lentil sambusas, injera and nit’r qibe, key sir alicha, atakilt wat, abesha goman, mesir wat with ayib, doro wat, Ethiopian coffee and cinnamon chickpeas  Well, this meal was in October, which is a pretty good estimate of how … Continue reading

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いただきます – Japan

Japan: Nikuman, Ramen, Miso-Glazed Eggplant, Bok Choy and Mochi Green Tea Ice Cream My childhood friend, Alison, came to visit me last weekend and we decided to cook together. We figured out that we’ve known each other for about 30 … Continue reading

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