Fassolia (Ethiopian Green Beans and Carrots) – Ethiopia

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Another winner in our Ethiopian extravaganza was Fassolia, a carrot and green bean dish seasoned with ginger and garlic. Light, refreshing, easy to make and flavorful. When I first saw this dish, I was thrilled as we love string beans. Scott really wanted it too. But as I kept looking, reading recipes, watching Ethiopian grandma’s […]

Doro Wot (Ethiopian Spiced Chicken Stew) – Ethiopia

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As part of our Ethiopian extravaganza on our alphabetical cullinary tour du monde we made a Doro Wot. Wot (Ethiopian Spiced Stew) can be made with Chicken, Beef, Goat, Lamb or lentils and is typically served with hard boiled eggs that have slits in them so they can soak up the sauce – YUM. While […]

Misr Allecha (Ethiopian Red Lentil Puree) – Ethiopia

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Misr Allecha, Ethiopian Red Lentil Puree, is not only super tasty and very healthy, but vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. This Ethiopian dish was everyone’s favorite and sadly did not make it to the leftover category as we glommed it down at one sitting. If you are not into lentils, this can also be made with […]

Azifa (Green Lentil Salad) – Ethiopia

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Azifa is a cold green lentil salad from Ethiopia made with your standard onion, tomato, garlic and jalapeno. What gives Azifa a unique twist is that they add mustard powder. The mustard powder is definitely a distinct flavor, very different than just using a touch of dijon in a vinaigrette. Eva loved this dish. Scott […]

Gomen (Ethiopian Sauteed Greens) – Ethiopia

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Gomen (Ethiopian Sauteed kale/collard greens) is a light, healthy fairly quick and easy to make. If you like sauteed spinach with garlic, you will like this. Although this dish is typically made with kale or collard greens, you could easily make it with any green. If you use baby spinach which has tender leaves, then […]

Ethiopia

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Eva has loved Ethiopian food since she was about 5 years old. So this week, we finally got to Ethiopia in our alphabetical cullinary Tour du Monde. As she is such an Ethiopian food fan, I decided to go all out and make an Ethiopian Extravaganza. Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa next […]

Sitfubi (Corn Porridge) – Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

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Eswatini, formerly Swaziland is located in Southern Africa. Sitfubi, eaten for breakfast, is a typical Eswatini porridge made from milk and corn meal. It was very similar in texture and fairly similar in taste to cream of wheat. This was a bit smoother than cream of wheat (not much, just a little) and seemed a […]

Skoudehkaris (Djboutian Spiced Lamb & tomatoes) – Djbouti

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Skoudehkaris is the national dish of Djbouti which is located in East Africa and was, at one point, a French colony. We all loved this . Even my generally non-red meat eating husband gave it an 8/10! Eva gave it a 9/10. I really liked it too. It was flavorful and fun to eat because […]

Kedjenou (Ivoirian Chicken Stew) – Côte d’Ivoire

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I had been waiting to make the Kedjenou, the traditional chicken stew of the Ivory Coast, until I got my box of Attiéké, a type of gluten free couscous made of Manioc aka Cassava aka yuca that is eaten in the Ivory Coast and often accompanies Kedjenou. The Attiéké, was a little splurge which I […]

Congalese BBQ Chicken (Ngulu yako Tumba) – DRC Democratic Republic of Congo

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If you are a BBQ fan, you will love this healthy recipe which can easily be prepared in a GF version. It is essentially grilled veggies and meat with a nice marinade and a nice twist. Finding a Congalese recipe that would work for the entire family was NOT an easy task. Chicken Moambe, the […]