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  • Buticha (Ethiopian Chickpea Flour Salad)

    INGREDIENTS ~5 cups Chickpea Paste1 red onion minced1/4 red bell pepper minced1 jalapeno2 lemon fresh squeezed1/4 cup olive oil For Chickpea Paste:  2 cloves of garlic1 jalapeno5 cups chickpea flour1.5 cups water + more as needed   PREPARATION FOR BUTICHA PASTE Boil water with garlic and Jalapeño. Add chickpea flour, stir and cook to f...

  • Azifa (Ethiopian Lentil Salad)

    INGREDIENTS 1 lb whole organic lentils1 red onion chopped2 jalapeños minced (optional)1 bell pepper finely chopped1/2 cup olive oil2 fresh lemons squeezed1 tablespoon Senafitch (Ethiopian mustard seed), or brown mustard seeds  PREPARATION Whole lentils - bring water to boil add the lentils and cook until tender. Strain and refrigerat...

  • Gluten-Free Teff Injera

    Where there is Ethiopian food, there is injera. Sponge-like, fermented, with notes of cacao, injera makes the perfect picker-upper of all Ethiopian food. It’s lovely sourness cuts through excess spiciness and can elevate the flavor of any dish. Full honesty, making it takes time - your batter has to ferment for days, BUT it is oh-so wo...

  • Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas in Ethiopian Spices

    Cauliflower is a perfect blank canvas vegetable; It’s nutty, round, subtle flavor means it will never overshadow what you add to it. Instead, the addition of all of our spices allows for each one of them to shine in a beautiful way. Then you have the chickpeas, which add in textural variety and a wonderful crispiness to the dish. And b...

  • Ethiopian Niter Kibbeh (Spiced Ghee)

    INGREDIENTS 1 cup of sweet, unsalted or raw clarified butter (olive oil to make it vegan)1 tablespoon of dry Kosseret leaves1 teaspoon of Manteria  STEPS Melt butter over low heat in a small saucepan until it begins to foam. If you are using oil, bring to a simmer with only a few bubbles coming up. Add in the Kosseret and stir gently,...

  • Begue Wot (Ethiopian Lamb Stew)

    INGREDIENTS 2 lbs of lean lamb meat 1 Shank cut in 4 (optional)2 Red Onions1 Tablespoon of Fresh Garlic1/4 cup Niter Kibbeh4 cups of water1 teaspoon ground Korerima1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup of Berbere or to taste PREPARATION Chop onions by hand into small even sized pieces and finely mince the garlic. Cut the lamb into...

  • Doro Alicha (Chicken Stewed in Turmeric)

    INGREDIENTS 3 lbs chicken leg and thigh meat (cubed boneless chicken optional)1 whole fresh lemon1 tsp salt4 yellow onions, finely chopped3 tablespoon of finely minced garlic1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger 1/4 cup Niter Kibbeh1/4 teaspoon Ethiopian Turmeric (Ird)1 teaspoon Afrenje 1 teaspoon Matafecha1/2 cup dry white wine or Tej (h...

  • Cleansing Mitmita-Ginger Smoothie

    INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons Mitmita 3 tablespoons Ird (Turmeric)3 tablespoons ground ginger3 cups of fresh pineapple (frozen optional)4 cups orange juice 1 inch piece fresh ginger, grated (optional, for an extra kick!) PREPARATION Chop fresh pineapple into bite-size pieces  STEPS  Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until ...

  • Doro Wot (Chicken Stew with Egg)

    INGREDIENTS 3 lbs chicken leg and thigh meat, cut into 8 serving pieces2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 teaspoons salt2 onions, finely chopped1/4 cup Niter Kibbeh3 cloves garlic, minced1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground Abish1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/3 cup Berbere 1/4 cup dry red wine3/4 ...

  • Berbere and Ginger Cookies (Made with Gluten Free Teff Flour)

    If you’re one to enjoy a spiced cookie in autumn, oh do we have a recipe for you! This one, it’s this one. Soft and chewy with a crackled, chili-sugar coated crust, we promise you, this 100% gluten free treat is the Berbere, Ird, & ginger-filled cookie of your dreams.   INGREDIENTS  1 1/4 cup gluten free Ethiopian Teff flour 1/4 cu...

  • Smooth and Spicy Awaze Paste

    Every time we eat food at the office, a jar of this is opened. It goes with everything, it tastes like heaven. Made with Tej (honey wine), honey, and our Awaze Chili Blend, it tows the line between smoky and tangy, sweet and spicy, tasty and even more tasty. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup Awaze Chili Blend1 tablespoon Niter Kibbeh (oil optional t...
  • Ayeb (Ethiopian Cheese)

    INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 Gallons Buttermilk2 tablespoons Niter Kibbeh STEPS  Boil the buttermilk until the curds appear to float, about 25 minutes Strain and mix with the spiced butter, salt to taste. Let it cool for 15 minutes and serve.  Use as a garnish for meat dishes, salad, etc. Cooking Time: 40 minutes