Category Archives: Lenten food

The Edible Journey: Ethiopia

They definitely saved the best for last. Our final stop on the Catholic Relief Services rice-bowl journey was to Ethiopia where we were to sample “Injera with Atkilt Wat,” or cabbage and crepes. I wasn’t hopeful. Cabbage and crepes? And … Continue reading

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The Edible Journey: Mexico

I set the plate of food, a rice-and-veggie mixture, in front of George and pointed something out to him. “Have you noticed how these third-world recipes all seem to look alike?” I asked. I suppose it makes sense. The people … Continue reading

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The Edible Journey: El Salvador

Some culinary adventures aren’t quite what I’d hoped for. That’s what happened when we sat down to our El Salvadoran meal as part of our Lenten Friday rice bowl menus. (Read more about that here.) The fault, I confess, is … Continue reading

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The edible journey: Zambia

Dinner was simmering on the stove, and George and I were both getting hungry. “I think, for the first time, we’re REALLY going to feel like we’re eating in solidarity with the poor,” I warned him. He hesitated for just … Continue reading

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The edible journey: India

I was chopping tomatoes when George wandered past, sticking his head over my shoulder to watch. “What are those for?” he asked. Since it was nearing dinner time, I replied in my best duh! tone of voice. “For dinner, of … Continue reading

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On the road again

George and I are traveling again. Every Friday we visit a different third-world country. We don’t get to see any scenery, but we sure do enjoy a lot of good food. Our mode of transport is the Catholic Relief Services … Continue reading

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Sweet potatoes and peanut butter? Oh yeah!

Sometimes it gets really boring fixing meals three times a day, every day. I finally decided that part of the reason is that I tend to use the same recipes over and over–admittedly a fairly large repertoire–and combine foods the … Continue reading

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