Yesterday I was scrolling thru my Website Stats for 'who comes from where by country' and noticed I had a visitor from Moldova. To my knowledge this is my first visitor from that country! I was THRILLED! Welcome! It tempted me to learn more about the country and foods they call 'theirs'.
If you have been here before you know I LOVE learning about world foods and how to veganize them. Here is a soup I made - inspired by Moldovan Fasole făcăluită...which...from what I understand can be both a dip and/or a spread. Moldova is near Romania and they share many traditional flavors and foods between the two countries!
Here's what I put in this dish!
1 C White Beans (I actually used Lima Beans, here)
1 VERY Large Onion (or you could use 2 to 3 small onions)
3 Cloves Garlic
1 T Tomato Paste
Splash of Grapeseed Oil (I used Wildtree Roasted Garlic)
1/4 to 1/2 C Water (depending on the consistency you desire)
I've VERY VERY VERY pleased with this dish! It tastes delicious and it's something I did in my Ninja so it's incredibly easy and awesome! I will certainly do this again! YUMMY! Totally worth the attempt!
Yesterday at the office we found this Youth Pigeon on the 'middle' roof of our building. He hung around all day and we were fairly concerned about him since it was so hot and muggy and it didn't appear to be any food or water anywhere in sight. Near the end of the day I found an old Ice Cube Tray stashed away in a closet and decided to fill it up and take it out to him. He acknowledged that it was there so that's a start. I didn't want to get too close. I didn't want to scare him. But by the end of the day 3 of us were able to get really close to him so he might be starting to trust us. He's still out there and looks to be ok and roaming around and trying to fly a bit more. I hope it's just in the middle of his learning process and that there isn't anything wrong with him. We'll keep an eye on him in the meantime. I know exactly were a bunch of the Pigeons live back there but it's almost like they are ignoring him. We've named him Bubba. A few years ago there was a Red Tail Hawk back there that stood about 2 and a half feet to 3 feet tall and we named him Rudy. But we haven't seen him in YEARS.
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Oh that dish looks yummy. I love savory, my favorite type of food.ReplyDelete
Hopefully the pigeon will be able to join other pigeons before anything happens. That's nice of you to look out for it
I'm thinking about getting some small seeds somewhere tonight to put out tomorrow if he's still around.
I had not ever seen a Moldovian dish before, but this looks delicious!ReplyDelete
I'm new to their foods as well but I was sooooooo happy that it turned out so well! YUM! You should try it :)Delete
This soup looks amazing!!! OMG - just the perfect thing to kick off the Fall season!! Thanks for visiting my blog too - yahoo for Vegan MoFo!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the feedback on the soup! Vegan MoFo ROCKS! I wish it was all-year round! LOLDelete
That sounds delicious! Pretty much anything that has tomato, onions and garlic will be a hit with me. Thanks for visiting my blog too. Yes, you're welcome to link if you see anything you like :)ReplyDelete
I thought your blog was great! I hope to visit often :) Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on mine, too! And for the feedback on the soup!Delete
Thanks for stopping over on my blog! I love your blog too! I am your newest follower! I especially love that you are veganizing food from other countries - great idea....and I love all the 'creamy' sauces you have going on!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! That means a lot!!!! I will certainly be following you as soon as I can edit my link section! You'll be seeing a lot of me over at your place :) Thanks again!Delete
Hi! Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I am a horrible blogger lol so i am not quite sure what you mean by link up. I'm sure I would love to, if I knew what it was :)ReplyDelete
I just mean I could link you and you could link me - basically bookmark each other and be bloggin' buddies :)
Ooh sounds tasty! It's fun to experiment!ReplyDelete
Thanks! All of my food creations are experiments, it seems :)Delete
I love the fact that you created a global dish based on a visitor from Moldova :) Very interesting! I have never heard of it! The Moldovan Fasole Facaluita looks like a hearty stew, plus love the white beans, too. Awwww, thank you for looking out for the pigeon!ReplyDelete
I hope to more global dishes this way! It was FUN :) The Pigeon was there all day yesterday but so far gone this morning.Delete
And thanks for dropping by my blog! I look forward to reading more of your Vegan MoFo posts ;)ReplyDelete
Yours as well! :) Thanks so much!Delete
I mean, Bubba!Delete
Bubba was gone this morning - I hope he got his flying wings at full force and is out and about around town :)Delete
What a great find! I love discovering more about a country through its food :) I think I need to try this one!ReplyDelete
Me too! PLEASE let me know if you try it - I think you will like it!Delete
That's so cool! I don't think I've figured out how to check where my views come from... i should try to figure that out.ReplyDelete
Recipe looks great!
And what a cute bird - hope he is ok.
My fave part of the stats is which countries visit :) And Keywords! Some of them are funny :)Delete
That is a very cool idea and so very welcoming! Bubba is pretty adorable. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! It was fun learning about the country too! I hope to do more of that soon! Bubba's cool - but - I didn't see him this morning! I hope he's ok :)Delete
What a great idea for a post!ReplyDelete
Thanks for swinging by my blog today!
Thanks for stopping here as well! And commenting! Looking forward to other posts on your blog :)Delete
The recipe looks great, yum! And I hope the pigeon is okay - what a cutie!ReplyDelete
Not sure if you read thru the comments - He wasn't around Wed and limited yesterday - today - he's back - his feathers are coming in much nicer now! It's been rainy so I think he's been taking shelter somewhere. I think he's improving! I hope to see him on Monday to see if he's still around :)Delete
Glad to see people like you, that try to learn more about my country. Nice blog by the way. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! I LOVE learning about different countries! I look forward to trying some more recipes without meat and dairy soon, too!Delete