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Month: May 2019

Lamb, Chickpeas & Kabsa

Lamb, Chickpeas & Kabsa

Kabsa is a Saudi Arabian spice mix that can be mixed to be fiery or mild. Of course, I lean towards fiery, and I grind my own. This dish is an Eastern take on a classic roast lamb, garlic and white bean recipe.  I keep […]

Smoked Trout Salad with Apples, Dill, & Cucumbers

Smoked Trout Salad with Apples, Dill, & Cucumbers

Smoked trout was a delicacy when I lived in the States, but here in Switzerland it’s affordable—there’s even a Migros Budget or Coop bargain package.  I like this recipe because it mixes the smoky flavor of the trout with crisp, tart Granny Smith apples and […]

Spiced Egg Salad

Spiced Egg Salad

I love egg salads.  My favorite is a classic Jewish deli salad, with red onion, dijon mustard, a touch of sour pickle, and homemade sour cream, but sometimes I’m in the mood for something different.  I was flipping through Marcus Samuelsson’s The Soul of a […]

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables & Lamb

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables & Lamb

Cruising the market today, I noticed some lovely, deep purple, shiny eggplants and decided it was a roasted vegetable afternoon. My market has a nice special, where you can fill a bag of veggies for about 9 CHF ($9), which is absurdly expensive for vegetables if you live anywhere but Switzerland, but a great deal if you call Bern home. I filled my bag and went to check out the half-price meat: two lamb racks (about 12 tiny chops)! Score! I built the meal around the eggplants and the lamb.

Fried Calf Liver with Cumin, Parsley, and Sumac

Fried Calf Liver with Cumin, Parsley, and Sumac

I picked up some veal liver on 50% off special at the Swiss Coop because I buy almost anything that’s 50% off in the meat section, and then I tossed it in the freezer. Tonight, I was in the mood for it, but I was […]