Cooking When Living Abroad Advice

No Oven! What to Make When Living in a Foreign Country?

Ylia needs our help! She recently turned to the Kitchen Goddesses in the YumSugar Community for cooking advice. She's planning a special dinner for her boyfriend, but there are some complicated limitations. She explains:
I want a simple yet sophisticated menu... but there's a few limitations such as: no oven in my boyfriend's apartment and I'm a vegetarian. Although I don't want to make it into a whole vegetarian thing, I would like to have something to eat other than just salad and also cook something carnivore for him! To make things even harder I live in Venezuela, a third world country where you don't exactly have the biggest variety of vegetables and other goodies — I've never even seen a shiitake mushroom or ready-to-go chicken or beef broth. Help!

There you have it readers. Ylia needs a basic vegetarian and meat-friendly meal that can be cooked on a stove with simple ingredients. What should she make?!

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