Category Archives: Lenten meals

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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Beans & rice–do I have to?

We’re off to Nicaragua for lunch this Friday, I told George, and he shook his head. “Not me,” he said. “I have to go to Green Bay.” I knew I was on my own. It’s week two of Lent, and … Continue reading

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