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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Home cooking

Veg Burgers & Sweet Potato & Tahini Sauce & Hummus

carot burgers

Burgers

carrots & spring onions cooked on olive oil, add steamed broccoli and cooked chickpeas, turmeric, cayenne pepper, salt,

Make burgers  and bake 200C/ 30 mins

Tahini Sauce 

Receipt at BBC Food

Hummus

Receipt at BBC Food

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Spring babies

In case you were wandering where food comes from.

spring babies

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The miracle of life

What I found in my mothers basement.

onion

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Eat your greens

Today we have green burritos made of chayote, onions and “kalalu”. We have to yet discover what that is, for now we call it “greens”. “Kalalu” grows around us in the jungle. It is legit eatable, we know it from our Maya friends.

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Keeping up with the jungle living

Week 8 is almost behind us and so far we failed  in everything we tried to do

The garden is trashed over & over by rain, eaten away by animals and steped over due to ongoing re-constructions.

Well fail again fail better, we keep droping seeds and hoping for the best!

Chaya grows!

Pumpkin grows!

Chilli grows!

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