Food, Sustainable Living

Stuffed peppers

Another childhood classic. Grandma claimed that this dish comes from Hungary as Hungary is known for the abundance of fresh produce especially peppers. It wasn’t my favorite. Grandma would make a tomato sauce to eat the peppers with that I despited. She would put tons of sugar into it and cooked it with cloves and it was all too much for me, the aroma, the intense sweet-tomatoey taste. As a child I didn’t even liked the baked peppers and basically stripped this dish to only the stuffing on my plate.

Years passed by and I moved to Istanbul where I discovered stuffed peppers again “biber dolmasi” same but so different. Stuffing made with rice and ground beef as my grandmas but also with fresh herbs and spices. My taste buds were definitely ready this time. As any turkish recipe, this would also contain a million of different ingredients to blend into deliciousness. There was no tomato sauce no sweet and clovey smell. There was yogurt! That was a shocker for me. I have never imagined yogurt could be consumed on a savory dish, on top of your lunch or dinner. I grew to love it! I came to my grandmas and brought yogurt to eat with her peppers. I loved stuffed peppers and asked my mom and grandma to make it as a my preferred dish.

Stuffed peppers also became a staple dish of the time when I traveled the Americas with my yankee couz. We loved to stuff our peppers with spinach and feta cheese and sometimes tomatoes and we served sweet potato and fry plantain on a side. We ate it every day for weeks. Even when my mates grandma took us to dine out hopping we would eat something different we only wanted sweet potatoes, every time!

I surfed the internet and found out that stuffed peppers are a Peruvian dish too, same and different. Chile Rellenos are a dish known throughout the Latin word.

Snímek obrazovky 2018-01-29 v 11.14.28

I make stuffed peppers with so many memories on my mind. Thinking about my grandma and about the abuelitas in the new world. About Ottoman chefs bringing the taste to perfection about the plant based movement, about the Hungarian farmers, and all the farmers. Grateful for the planet earth giving us food.

Today I don’t eat meet or diary anymore. I stuffed my peppers with basil, lentils, brown arroz, walnuts and garlic. Served with almond yogurt and dusted with Cayenne pepper.

Advertisements
Standard
Culture, Food

How Food Can Be a Platform for Activism ✊🏼

Beautiful ❤️✨

Source: How Food Can Be a Platform for Activism

Standard
Culture, Food, Sustainable Living, Wanderlust

Thinking about mestizaje of food cultures

delicious revolution

delicious revolution

As we listened to 📻 👉🏼 Norma Listman talking on the mestizaje of food cultures in Mexico and Cali we found ourself putting a spoon of cruchy (do I need to say super organic) 🍴 👉🏼 peanut butter into our veggie soup. How interesting to think about how recipes change and adapt to what ingredients are available.

NATURE VIEW BRISTOL

And than we left Bristol behind and took to the fields, picked up blackberries and cooked them up to eat them with pancakes made of barley flour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard
Food, Wanderlust

Close your eyes and think of England 🇬🇧

flight

So, I said Adéu Barcelona, and got on a flight to Bristol.

 

Hello England! Season of croissants & tinto de verano is over now, fall came upon us and I will be sipping on organic, red bush, naturally caffeine free Earl Grey with Hemp milk sweetened by honey from Essential Trading Co – operative.

dazed and cake

And with Tea there`s gotta be a cake! Chocolate cherry & cranberry muffin – vegan  from a co-op run restaurant is Stoke Scroft.

Standard
Wanderlust

The season is changing

pocasi

15 C

Real feel?

En serio?

So I did a lil shopping therapy in a grocery store.

nakup.jpg

 

Aw rite good stuff but walnuts from California double packed in plastic? Why a proclaimed eco – conscious grocery store stocks this product? I really wanted them but immediately felt regrets about it. Hopefully the walnuts will promote some brain health for me!

soup

 

Standard
Wanderlust

Day of Catalunya

catalunya day

 

Look at all the revolutionaries waving their cheap ass, slave made flags and sipping McCoffee preaching “Democracy for All”.  lol #solidarity

Standard
Culture, Wanderlust

Magic in the streets

Street party in the neighborhood of Grácia.

magic in the streets

flying books

Greetings from Spain!

lenin

flying Lenin

Standard