Payagua Mascada (Paraguayan Tortillas)

Also called Lampreado or Lambreado. This dish was developed after the War of Paraguay, 1864-1870, against the Triple Alliance (Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay). Typical Paraguayan food can be high in protein and calories because after the war food was scarce, so filling dishes with a high protein content were desirable. Serve with a light salad to lighten up.                            

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Afghan Meat Filled Pasta (Mantou)

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This is a recipe for Mantou, which is a meat-filled pastry or dumpling.  I think every culture has some sort of meat pie. My husband wanted it because he has an old friend from Uzbekistan who made the best Mantou. I tried to explain that we were trying Afghan food. Luckily, I found this Afghan recipe for Mantou. Continue reading