Yetakelt W’et- Spicy Mixed Vegetable Stew

From what I’ve seen of Ethiopian cooking, meat dishes and stews are exactly that: meat.  While stews in the United States are a one...

Ye’abesha Gomen- Ethiopian Collard Greens

Has anybody else totally overdone it over the past couple of days?  I know I have had a few too many Turkey Terrific sandwiches...

Sweet Onion and Corn Cheddar Grits

Why, oh, why did it take me so long to discover grits?  I’ve been a pretty big fan of their Italian cousin, polenta, for...

Quick and Easy Tomatoes and Okra

Now I’ll be the first to admit that this may not be the flashiest recipe I’ve ever posted.  I don’t expect many people to...

Poat Dot – Cambodian Grilled Corn

I realize this post is slightly cruel.  After all, the vast majority of you don’t have access to sweet Kahuku corn year round, and,...

Sweet and Salty Stuffed Dates

If you’ve never had a bacon wrapped date before, you owe it to yourself to try one as soon as possible.  The version that’s...

Greek Salad

I’ve made Greek salad I don’t know how many times in my life.  As it turns out, I’ve been doing it all wrong.  What...

Greek Lentil Salad

If you’ve read this blog for any time at all, you probably realize that I’m a pretty straight shooter.  No superfluous, flowery prose here. ...

Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

For the past couple years, I’ve been cooking my own dried beans.  My favorite?  Rancho Gordo.  They have some of the prettiest beans I’ve...