A very spicy lentil stew. All of the ingredients (except the berebere mix) are easily varied- that is, I suspect that substituting chicken for tofu, or using fresh instead of stewed tomatoes, would probably not make a huge difference for good or ill.
This is an American adaption for Ethiopian Flat bread from "Extending the Table". I found this easy to make though it took a little time. Well worth it for the fun of an African finger-food meal... and tasty too! For more authentic Injera, add 1/2 c. teff flour and reduce whole wheat flour to 1/4 c. (NOTE: Use multiple frying pans to quicken the cooking task)
Tej is a wine made from fermented honey and a special kind of hops called gesho. It is similar to mead, this is a shorcut way to make it. Ethiopians believe tej was the wine used for a toast between the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon. from what4eats.com For zaar world tour 2006!
I was chewing the fat (literally, it's Chanuka-time now and we eat a lot of fried foods on this holiday) with one of the bank managers at work, and she gave me this recipe for the doughnuts traditionally eaten on Chanuka in Yemen (or by Yemenites all over the world). I tried them out last night, and they are really good. If you are expecting an airy, light pastry, forget it! These are hearty, good for breakfast, wonderfully chewy doughnuts. Prep time includes dough rising time.
These are absolutely delicious batter-fried apple rings dusted with cinnamon sugar! Apparently they're more typically served at breakfast, but I think they're perfect with ice cream or a slice of cheddar cheese for a fall snack.
This kosher salad was posted for the World Tour 2005 RecipeZaar event. The source is The Hadassah Jewish Holiday Cookbook - Traditional Recipes from Contemporary Kosher Kitchens. DH and I love the flavors of this simple salad. The fresh herbs really make this dish. As a bonus, it's also a South Beach diet friendly dish.
It's been generations and generations that prepared this traditional Shabbat dish... Since Jews came back to the Holly Land it's been upgraded and local flavors and colors took charge. We call it Tshulnt.
Here's an easy full of taste Low Fat recipe for a great Chamin / Tshulnt (Cholent).
Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. Oranges and bananas are a great combo, and I like the idea of adding some sweet red wine to a fruit salad! From The Jewish Vegetarian Year Cookbook. Have not tried this recipe yet.