Comfort Food March 18, 2017 – Posted in: Lifestyle – Tags: ,

Anyone who has spent a longish amount of time living in a foreign country will tell you that one of the things you miss most is the food you ate in your native country. It seems that food is something which has a very special place in our hearts, and perhaps it’s one reason why people often open up a restaurant which serves their national cuisine when they move to another country.

We are no exception to that rule, and although there is plenty of food we enjoy here in Latvia, sometimes you simply want a taste of home. Latvian friends who live in other countries feel the same way – they miss  black rye bread and soured cream.

One very common Syrian dish we often make that reminds us of home is “tabbouleh”. This is a salad made with bulgur wheat, tomatoes, onion and parsley, amongst other things.

If you would like to make it for yourself, here is Carla’s own recipe:

Carla’s homemade tabbouleh
Take 100g of bulgur wheat, cover with boiling water. Add the juice of 2 lemons, 4 dessert spoons of olive oil and a spoonful of tomato puree and season well with salt. Leave untilthe water is absorbed and the bulgur wheat is soft.

  1. Chop 4 large tomatoes and a 100g of lettuce. Finely chop a large handful of parsley and mint and one onion.
  2. Mix all together, and for best results leave the flavours to develop for several hours before eating.

Serves 4 people

We hope you enjoy this taste of our homeland!

Until our next post….