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Kafta الكفتة الشامية سورية اليوم: Syrian Meatballs in Rich Tomato Sauce

Posted by Filipe Carballo on

Eat the change you want to see in the world... This recipe is adapted from Miriam Kresh's recipe on Green Prophet: Sustainable News for the Middle East.  In São Paulo Brazil, where I grew up, there's a big Syrian and Lebanese population. Lots of families started in the food business in the 20s, so most of the "Arab" restaurants started with someone's grandmother as the cook. Right in front of my school in São Paulo there was (still is) one Arab restaurant where the whole family worked. I ate there regularly for years and the food was fantastic. Some of my favourites...

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Farro Pilaf طبخة القمح او الفريكة النباتية

Posted by Julia Smith on

Eat the change you want to see in the world.... This recipe is adapted from The Iraqi Family Cookbook by Kay Karim. Visit her blog or pick up a copy of her book to learn more about Iraqi cuisine & for more great recipes.  Farro (فريكة) is an ancient grain found in the Middle East. It tastes chewy like barley. It takes time to cook between 35-40 minutes.  Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup parboiled farro 1 cup boiling broth 1 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Heat olive oil in...

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Cooking with BC Beer and BC Meat - Double Maple Stout Braised Pork Sausages

Posted by Terry Hickey on

Beer is excellent for braising meats, acting as both a liquid for the braising and as a flavour ingredient in the finished dish. In this recipe, I’ve combined the maple flavours of Cannery Brewing’s Maple Stout beer with Urban Digs Farms Maple Breakfast Heritage Pork Sausages for a perfect sweet and savoury duo. This is a simple, yet effective way to cook sausages and almost any type of beer will work well to add new or complementary flavours to your sausages. Recipe (Total time 30 min. 5 min prep, 25 minutes cooking time): 1 Package of Urban Digs Maple Breakfast...

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Pork Lard Tortillas

Posted by Julia Smith on

Read the ingredients on a package of store bought tortillas and you'll never want to eat them again. Thankfully, homemade tortillas are easy and taste SO much better! They are also a great way to make a small amount of really good meat go a long way. Try them with pulled pork, or thinly sliced beef or chicken ... Fill with beans, some nice local grains like farrow and seasonal veggies for an affordable, delicious, healthy meal. the possibilities are endless! Dust off your cast iron pan and try this easy recipe: Ingredients 2c white flour 2c whole wheat flour 1tsp salt...

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Barbecued Pulled Bison (or Pork) Pizza

Posted by Julia Smith on

Yep, another grilling recipe. Is it obvious that I like to cook outdoors? You may not think that pizza is a natural for grilling, but it actually is. Traditional wood fired pizza ovens cook pizza at really high temperatures to get that perfect balance of crispy and chewy textures, ones that your home oven just can't match. But your BBQ can!!! You don't heat up your kitchen, and you have an amazing pizza in the end. Win-win. You do have to be organized to make this work and not end up with a burnt disaster on your hands, so take...

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