Saturday, September 16, 2006

Okay Here Goes!

Thanks for all your great feedback and suggestions! I am still hesitate about posting something from a book - maybe because i just read the copyright info: 'no part of this publication can be any means electronic..without prior permission.' So, i have chosen to seek out similar recipes to the ones i want to try in my various books.

For instance, i love Ethiopian food. I love the bread (injera), the way it's presented (on a big round platter with all the dishes scooped out onto the bread in a circle) and the way it's eaten (with your hands). The dishes themselves are amazing curries. And for me, being a vegan and being a globally conscious person means i want to highlight and pay tribute to other culture's food. But not appropriate them. So, i just wanted to pick a recipe that allows me (and all of you) to experiment. And as vegans, we do this on a regular basis!

So, here are two recipes that go together. One is a basic recipe for injera and the other is a vegetable main course. There are so many to choose from but i like this one - a bean dish called Ful.


At September 16, 2006 1:31 PM, Blogger michelleknits said...

oh vania, i could kiss you! i LOVE ethiopian food!!!! but making injera scares the heck out of me!!!!

i was making ethiopian food about a couple months ago, and one thing i would do is make 2 dishes one day, and then 2 dishes the other day, and then reheat them all and eat them together. that made it feel more like the ethiopian experience (or the ethiopian restaurant experience, as i haven't been to ethiopia).

anyway, i'm very excited about making ful! actually, i saw sprouted favas at the coop -- maybe i'll experiment and use them? though i'd really like to have a nice and hot dish as it finally started to get a little chill here...

At September 16, 2006 1:41 PM, Blogger michelleknits said...

oh, an idea kind related to what i just wrote. might we leave comments about ethiopian dishes we have made OR that look good so that if people want to make more than one dish, they have some others to add to the ful?

i've made kittee's yetakeltwet (spicy vegetable stew=my favorite!) and her misr allecha (gingery red lentils) and perhaps a few others from her website. i've also made isa's ethiopian tomato lentil stew and a gomen (spinach or collards) recipe from a Taste of Toronto that I picked up a while back when visiting!

But it would be cool to make the ful (something I've never made and am very excited to try -- so simple and yummy!) along with another new dish. Or two.

What others have you made or can you point us to?

At September 16, 2006 7:40 PM, Blogger mishka said...

WHA! We just had Ethiopian and were talking about trying to make it! Freaky.

Nice running into you today, Vania!

At September 17, 2006 12:31 PM, Anonymous Deena said...

I'm going to pass on this one. I don't like injera bread nor cumin spice.

At September 17, 2006 7:07 PM, Blogger stagflation said...

i'm looking forward to this, but i don't know if i'll actually have it for breakfast. also, i wimped out and bought some bread.

At September 18, 2006 8:33 AM, Blogger Carla said...

I might buy the bread, too! This will be good though, something I've never tried to make before.


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