Tag: Rice

Spice Trade Chronicles 9 Arabia

Onward across the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean to the East and Arabia. I like the title “Arabia”, it sounds mystical, something out of a fairy tale, or a Disney movie! When the spice trade began, the route connected Asia, Northeast Africa and Europe. The stories and history...

Adas Polo Ba Morgh (Chicken Rice and Lentil Pilaf)

Serve this fancy chicken pilaf at your next dinner party when you want to give your guests or family an exotic experience. This fragrant dish is sure to please young and old. The coolest thing about this dish is, if you have a vegetarian among your guests, you can...

Spicy Zanzibar Pilau Rice

Spicy Zanzibar Pilau Rice This recipe is close to the authentically spicy Pilau Rice which is similar to a biryani, an Indian-inspired dish from Zanzibar. There are many similar dishes throughout Africa, but this one is different in that it is heavy on the cloves. Afterall, the island of...

Spice Trade Chronicles 4-Egypt

Next stop, Egypt! First I want to apologize to all you guys who have been following my Chronicles. I’ve been very busy at my other job, which pays the bills, and had to take a little sebatical from my blog. But I’m back, and hope to finish this saga...

Koshari

Koshari is a traditional Egyptian staple, mixing chick peas, pasta, fried onions, and zesty tomato sauce, served on top a bed of rice and brown lentils! This dish is flavor packed and carb heavy! It's a bit time consuming to make as there are many parts, but some can...

Spice Trade Chronicles 2, Spain and Portugal

Moving along on our Spice Trade Chronicles, and our quest for flavor, Spain and Portugal are next on the route from the United Kingdom. Spanish explorers changed the land spice trade in  many ways. One, being that Spain is bordered on 3, almost 4, sides by ocean, and more...

The Day Herbs and Spices Changed My Life

I’ll never forget the day that herbs and spices changed my life. I found a new best friend! It was a hot summer day and my husband and I had taken the Salem Ferry into Boston to go to the New England Aquarium. After seeing all of our fishy...

Thai Yellow Curry Paste

I think most people think of Thai Yellow Curry when they think Thai curries. It seems the most popular when I ask around to people’s preferences. I suppose this is because it is the mildest curry. That being said, when you make your own curry, you can add the...