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Vegan Spanakopita Pie with Baked Almond Feta

Reader Sarina inspired me to come up with a vegan version of Spanakopita. I used coconut oil and a baked almond feta. And it’s totally worth making!!

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Ye’Miser Wat (Spicy Red Lentil Stew)

I have one last Ethiopian stew for you: the Ye’Miser Wat (Spicy Red Lentil Stew) that I served as a part of my Ethiopian dinner, seen here at the bottom of the injera platter, along with the Ye’Takelt Allecha (Gingery Root Vegetables), Ye’Abesha Gomen (Mild Collard Greens), Lemony Arugula Salad in the centre, and a wee […]

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Ye’Takelt Allecha (Gingery Root Vegetables)

As a part of a great Ethiopian dinner, it’s great to have contrasting flavours and textures.  So let’s say you have some gorgeous collard greens (ye’abesha gomen), it’s great to also have a spicy smooth stew (like spicy lentils, recipe tomorrow) and then some veggies in big chunks. For my Ethiopian dinner, I chose to […]

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Ye’Abesha Gomen (Mild Collard Greens)

This is my new favourite way to prepare any greens. You could also use it to make delicious kale, or even chard.

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Ethiopian Berbere Paste

If you’ve got your Niter Kibbeh all ready to go, what you need now is your spice blend. You can buy Berbere already made at Ethiopian groceries, as either a dry spice blend or a paste. Or you can make your own and make your kitchen smell divine. The Niter Kibbeh is a spiced oil, […]

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Vegan Niter Kibbeh (Ethiopian Spiced Oil)

So if you’ve decided you want to master Ethiopian food like you’ve been eating in restaurants, you’d better start making yourself some spiced oil to cook with.  And if you are doing it while you’re celebrating Vegan Mofo, you’d better figure out how to do it without butter. A great resource for vegan (and gluten-free!) […]

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Speedy Whole Wheat Flatbreads (no rise!)

Let’s pretend you’re having a dinner party.  And twenty minutes before the guests arrive, you realize you forgot to buy a baguette to go with the stew! What’s a good host to do but make some quick flatbreads? Of course, there’s no time to wait around for dough to rise — but that’s no problem, […]

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Arugula Salad with Pickled Red Onions in a Lemony Vinaigrette

This summer I was fortunate to eat again at my favourite west-coast spot: Chez Panisse. As part of my decadent meal, I had a gorgeous salad: “Willey Farms Eggplant & Rocket Salad with Red Onions & Mint” It was so good, I’ve been eating nothing but lemony arugula salads at home.  And then Solveig introduced […]

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Spanakopita

One of my absolute favourite foods is Spanakopita — you know, the lovely Greek spinach pastry wrapped in phyllo dough.  Now I love everything to do with spinach, but somehow the flaky pastry/spinach combo is my favourite.  (And to Sarina, I promise I’m working on a vegan version for you, hopefully for October’s Vegan Month […]

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Mung Bean Latkes

So what’s a girl to do with leftover mung beans?  (Holy cow, a small amount dried turns into a huge amount of cooked mung beans!)  Why, make latkes of course! These would probably be better called fritters, patties, or even croquettes (like my White Bean, Parsley & Chive Croquettes!), but the texture and smell reminds […]

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