Category Archives: Healthy Choices (Caafimaadka u roon)

Shish Taouk (Digaag La Solay) شيش طاووق

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Shish Taouk Tender, juicy shish taouk is amazingly delicious while dry chicken breast can make you choke. Dry chicken is one of the things that make us never go back to an eatery that serves it. However, it can be forgiven if it is a very busy night and there…

Quick Ricotta Cheese (Farmaajo Rikoota) جبنة ريكوتا

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Ricotta Cheese It is possible to think of cheese and not think of Somalia. When it comes to cheese, we believe Somalia is the closest you can get to a country that is the direct opposite of France. Yes, we are a nation of milk, with meat and milk (cad…

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…

Easy Lahmacun (Laxam Bicajiin) Lahmacun Facile لحم بعجين

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Lahmacun We received several requests from our Somali viewers asking us to prepare a dish from Turkey. The Turkish government and its people have helped Somalia in its hour of need and they are still helping. Somalis are grateful for this much-needed help and it is for this reason that…

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…

Baked Salmon & Carrot Salad (Saalmon La Foorneeyay & Insalaaddo Karooto) Saumon Grillé & Salade de Carottes سلمون بالفرن وسلطة الجزر

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Baked Salmon & Carrot Salad Some recipes come to you very easily. The recipe for the carrot salad is one such example. It was sent to us by our friend J. who lives in France. She is the person who does all the French translation for us. Thank you J.!…

Roasted Chicken (Digaag La Foorneeyay) Poulet Rôti دجاج محمر بالفرن

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي I was in my second year of high school when the Somali government at the time decided to close all the schools for one academic year. All high school students were sent to the rural areas to participate in a literacy campaign (Rural Development Campaign). I was sent to Go’doon, a…

Roasted Vegetables (Qudaar La Foorneeyay) Légumes Rôtis صينية الخضار بالفرن

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي It is not just children that are resistant to eating vegetables, many adults also need to be presented with healthy foods in a creative way. There are many ways to sneak vegetables into foods and get your family to eat healthy. This recipe, however, will not show you how to become…

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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.