More Cooking Firsts

When I purchased all the spices to cook Ethiopian food there was some ridiculous price minimum to avoid paying $12 in pure shipping fees, so I bought 2 lbs of green coffee beans. I really like Ethiopian coffee, but what do I know about roasting coffee beans. So like before, I turned to Efrem for…

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GF Chocolate Mug Cake

I often have cravings for sweet baked goods, and given that I’m not really adept at gluten free baking (I’d gotten pretty good at baking with regular flour), and most recipes call for 7 different flours that all cost mad money, I’ve resorted to looking up those little chocolate mug cakes to satisfy small cravings.…

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The Ethiopian Culinary Adventures Continue

I continued my learning of Ethiopian cuisine by attempting to make my favorite: shiro. Again I was getting tenuous instructions from the boyfriend. But at the end of it all my dish turned out all right. Just needed some garlic and maybe another small tomato. Anyway, dessert was some more gluten free baked goods retrieved…

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My First Stab at Cooking Ethiopian

Dating an Ethiopian man, whose friends are all Ethiopian (almost exclusively), means I’ve eaten a LOT of Ethiopian food. Mind you they don’t really cook it being that they’re all men and they have wonderful mothers who cooked for them all the time, and still do. So other than the chopping of raw meat and…

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“Nope, I can’t eat that.”–Lent for a Non-Catholic

Living in New Orleans is great for any number of reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is the FOOD. It’s just so good between the oysters, crawfish, beignets, cafe au lait, po boys, muffaletas, sno balls topped in condensed milk, shrimp and grits, all the fried variations, all the drinks, and the list just…

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