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Libyan couscous soup

Libya: Couscous Soup

Just in time for the stay of the ban by the District Court judges in Hawaii and Maryland, we have a recipe from Libya to end our Banned Countries VeganFest!

Iran: Khoreshte Karafs

As Muslim Ban 2.0 enters into action and colleagues around the country volunteer to help travelers in distress at airports, we continue cooking food from banned countries. Today, it’s Iran,
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Yemen: Bean Soup

For lots of people, Yemenite cooking is associated with Malawah and Jahnoon, two oily dough pastries eaten with crushed tomatoes and hot sauce, but for me it's always been about the awesome soups.

Iraq: Maklouba

Growing up in Israel, I enjoyed lots of Iraqi food: I especially loved sabich, the special sandwich with fried eggplant and tahini, which is delicious and easy to make. But

Somalia: Cambuulo iyo Maraq

Today we visit Somalia on our tour of banned countries’ cuisines. I learned this satisfying rice and bean dish, which is a great lunch or dinner option, from the wonderful

Sudan: Salaat Jazar

Continuing our banned countries cooking extravaganza, I present a delicious Sudanese salad, salaat jazar. It’s a great illustration of the principle that the whole is bigger than its parts and

Syria: Muhammara

Getting a bit of a head start on our Banned Countries VeganFest, I made muhammara today! It is a spread/salad made of roasted red bell peppers and walnuts. It has

Announcing Banned Countries VeganFest!

Breaking bread with others is an experience that can move mountains. Sharing flavors leads to sharing stories and values, and it also creates appreciation for the special things that make