Peasant Soup

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: March 1, 2014
Yield: 8 servings
Time needed: 90 minutes

Prior preparation needed:
Soak beans overnight or bring to boil, let cook a few minutes, cover and let stand one hour before proceeding with recipe.

This soup brings back memories of my childhood, especially those days when Daddy decided Mum deserved a day off and chose to make supper for us.  We always looked forward to Daddy’s suppers.  He was no great chef; he didn’t try anything fancy, never followed a recipe or even did a special shopping, so far as I can recall.  Just looked in the cupboard and fridge and started putting things together in a stew pot.  More often than not it was some sort of macaroni stew.

Peasant Soup

Peasant Soup

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Joan’s Brazilian Rice

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried: May 26, 2014
Yield: 6-servings
Time needed: 50 minutes

A delightful easy-to-make rice pilaf suitable for a family supper. I had only red pepper so the colour contrast green chilies would make with the tomato does not show up in this picture, but I will certainly make this dish again soon and remedy that.  Toasting the rice and sesame seeds before adding the liquid contributes to a nutty taste.  The recipe is attributed to Joan Francis of Wisconsin.

Joan's Brazilian rice

Joan’s Brazilian rice

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Boiled Egg Stew (Ye’tekekele Enqulal Wet

Source: The Recipe of Love
Made: December 11, 2013
Yield: 8 servings
Time to make: 50 minutes.

There are several recipes in this book which feature the addition of hard-boiled eggs. But basically, this is a sort of Sloppy Joe recipe of ground beef cooked in a sauce and served over the bread of your choice.  Quite easy to make as long as you have your ingredients out and handy.  From your Ethiopian pantry items you will need Berbere Dilhie, Garlic and Ginger Mix, and Spiced Butter.

Boiled Egg Stew

Boiled Egg Stew

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Cucumber Tomato Relish

Source: Simply in Season
Made: October 20, 2013
Yield: 6 servings
Time to make: 15 minutes but allow an hour to chill

I am not sure why this recipe is called a relish.  It’s really a straightforward salad with a choice of oil & vinegar or sour cream dressing.  Contributor says it is delicious with grilled meats.

Cucumber Tomato Relish

Cucumber Tomato Relish

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Exotic Barley Stew

Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Made: November 15, 2013
Yield: 2½ quarts
Time to make: 45 minutes.

Prior preparation needed
Cook beans if using dried beans.
Cook barley

Exotic indeed!  This is a colorful tomato, bean & barley stew subtly flavored with mint, dill and miso.  Exceptionally good!

Exotic Barley Stew

Exotic Barley Stew

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Taco Salad

Source: : More-With-Less Cookbook
Date tried: November 3, 2012
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: 15 minutes

Prior preparation needed
Cook kidney beans

This is a hearty main-dish salad Mexican style.  Frying up the tortillas at home is easy. I enjoyed this combination of flavours and textures very much.

 

Taco Salad

Taco Salad

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