Category Archives: VEGAN

Penne alla Primavera (Makarooni Qudaar Leh) مكرونة بالخضار

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Penne alla Primavera Primavera means spring in Italian and while it is not spring now, the fall colours have inspired us to put together this delightful pasta dish. This is one vegetarian meal that will make you forget about meat, at least for a day. The dish consists of crispy…

Hummus (Xumus) Houmous حُمُّص

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Hummus Have you ever tried using extra virgin olive oil to make mayonnaise in a food processor or blender? If you did, you will have learned that the result is a bitter-tasting mayonnaise. Extra virgin olive oil turns bitter when blended in a food processor or blender. So, if you…

Baba Ghanoush (Baabaqanuuj) بابا غنوج

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Baba Ghanoush Baba ghanoush without yogurt and tahini sauce? Well, the one with yogurt and tahini is not baba ghanoush but is known as mutabbal. Both are great appetizers and are part of mezze, a spread of appetizers served in the Levantine countries. Served with piping hot pita bread, they…

Somali Puff Puff (Bur Saliid) Puff Puff Somali الـمـقـلـيـة

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Somali Puff Puff Most cultures have some form of fried dough: puff puffs, fry dough, beignet, zeppole, bofrot, loukoumades, etc. Somalis know it as bur saliid. It is a popular street food that is served as a snack. Bur saliid with samosas, bajiya, and tea make a great casariye (afternoon…

Pita Bread (Ceesh) Pain Pita الخبز – العيش

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Pita Bread There is something magical about baking pita bread at home. We do not do it because of the cost, even though homemade pita is cheaper than the store-bought variety. We like watching pitas puff up in the oven and we like letting the steam out of them and…

Ful Mudammas (Fuul) Ful Mudammas فول مدمس

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Ful Mudammas “Some ideas are by frequency and strength of association so closely combined that they cannot be separated; if one exists, the other exists along with it in spite of whatever effort we make to disjoin them.” (Analysis of the Human Mind, 2nd ed., vol. i, p. 93) That…

Ambulo (Cambuulo) Ambulo عَمْبُولُو

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Ambulo My most memorable meal was not the one that I had at a fancy restaurant. It was a plate of beans and rice that I had in Mareer Gur, Somalia. It was the most satisfying meal ever! Somalis call it “federation”, a federation of grains. In the early hours…

Sweet Potato Mash (Maash Bataato Macaan) Purée de Patate Douce بوريه البطاطا الحلوة

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Sweet Potato Mash Ayeeyo (grandma) Ebla used to plant them. She was my great grandmother and she was a nomad, a transplanted nomad. Put her anywhere and she would thrive, a true survivor. I never met her but I have a lot of respect for her. How can you not…

Somali Chutney (Shidni) Chutney Somali الشتني الصومالي

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Somali Chutney This is not everyday Somali food. Not even a once-in-a-month thing, unless you frequent Somali restaurants. This chutney is consumed on special occasions which explains why some Somalis know it as Basbaas Alla-bari (feast hot sauce). Alla-bari is a large prayer gathering followed by a feast. That name…

Somali Rice Pilaf (Bariis Maraq) Riz Pilaf Somali البيلاف الصومالي

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Somali Rice Pilaf This is not your typical rice pilaf cooked with 1 cup broth for 2 or more cups of rice. This pilaf is cooked with 2 cups broth for each cup of rice, making it a very flavourful dish. In fact, it is so flavourful that we sometimes…

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We are a husband and wife team and we live in Canada. In a world full of food complications, we make cooking very simple. Our recipe videos will make your cooking easy, relaxed and enjoyable. We bring you the foods we love from Somalia and from around the world.