Spicy Lentil Salad

Diogenes was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy. Also known as Diogenes the Cynic, he was born in Sinope (modern-day Sinope, Turkey), an Ionian colony on the Black Sea, in 412 or 404 BC and died at Corinth in 323 BC. Diogenes was a controversial figure. His father minted coins

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Falafel Wraps

The Copts are one of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East. Although integrated in the larger Egyptian nation state, the Copts have survived as a distinct religious community forming around 10 to 20 percent of the population though estimates vary. They pride themselves on the apostolicity of the Egyptian Church whose founder was

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Asian Chicken and Rice with Vermicelli Noodles

Food blogging has widened my cooking knowledge so much and brought close so many different and delicious kitchens! I discovered dishes and ingredients so different than the ones I knew. I met so many different people sharing the same passion with me. It helped me recreate not only traditional dishes from other countries, but also

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Orange Flavored Semolina Bars (Sàmali)

Greek pastries were very limited before 1922 when the Greeks of Asia Minor came as refugees in Greece. The country was very poor and the sweets people had, were based on simple ingredients they could find in nature. Some pastry shops that existed in big cities had French inspired sweets that could be enjoyed only

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Menemen with Sucuk Sausage my Way

As a child I was a very picky and difficult to please person. My mother spent hours and hours trying to feed me and make sure that I took all the necessary vitamins and elements for my right upbringing. The range of meals I ate was as limited as counting to ten. Two of the

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