One of the places it seems several of my friends have gone but I still have not been is Africa. Yup, I have yet to set foot in one African nation. One of my college roommates is actually there right now and I am inspired. So inspired, I made South African Peri Peri chicken for the family. Continue reading “South African Peri Peri Chicken”
Making Timatim, Ethiopian Tomato Salad was an no brainer. We have tons of tomatoes and jalapeños in the garden. I first made this salad for our Ethiopian family dinner several months ago. For the people who love spicy food it was a hit. Continue reading “Timatim Ethiopian Tomato Salad”
Our latest Family Dinner was inspired by Ethiopian cuisine. We all love it but don’t get to have it as often as we’d like. So, I decided to tackle a whole meal centering around Doro Wat. This national dish of Ethiopia, Doro Wat is a spicy chicken stew made with berbere spice. This Doro Wat recipe was perfect for our family. It had just enough kick. Continue reading “Doro Wat (Ethiopian Chicken Stew)”
It’s probably obvious that we love all types of food in this house. But lately I’ve been exploring more North African cuisine. As I’ve been diving into Moroccan cuisine, I’ve noticed several recipes with sweet potatoes and ras el hanout. That’s what inspired this Moroccan spiced sweet potato black bean burger. Continue reading “Moroccan Spiced Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger”
If you follow the blog you know that I am an advocate of using what I already have in the house. The other day I was looking for something sweet and I realized I had some frozen apricots left over from our Moroccan family dinner. Couscous can be served as either a savory or sweet dish. I’ve already made a savory dish so I decided it was time to try sweet. Presenting, my apricot raisin couscous cake.
Inhaling the aroma of this Moroccan lamb stew will make you drool. The mediterranean flavors developed in this dish made me wish I had bought the whole leg of lamb. It’s aromatic, delicious and savory with a hint of sweet from the apricots (if you choose to add it).
Sometimes I don’t get to have breakfast until the early afternoon. Of course, the issue with that is then I can’t decided whether I want breakfast or lunch. Does that ever happen to you? And you just can’t choose. Well, shakshuka solves all of these problems. The eggs give you that breakfast feel, but the spicy tomato sauce has that late night comfort feel to it.