Thursday, January 10, 2008
Home Cookin' via Africa!
Last night was my first attempt at cooking an African Meal! I want to start incorporating these meals into our lives so that they will just become apart of us. So once our daughter is home this will be our normalcy. Just another meal. I want to blend our cultures so that our family will have it's own culture and traditions.
I was a little concerned about how it would turn out. I used lots of different spices that are not a typical blend for the foods we are used to here in the US. It was a lot more complicated and time consuming than my usual Rachel Ray recipes but, to our surprise it was really good! My husband had two huge plates! I will most definitely make it again and am looking forward to more experiments in the kitchen!
Chunky Mashed Veggies
Sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, green beans and a lot of spices including berbere!
As I was making this I thought it would end up to be something like a meat loaf but turned out to be something different completely. I am not sure how to describe the taste but trust me you should try it!
The finished result. I did serve it with soft bread too just in case it was a little too much spice for my guests!
It was a little too spicy for baby Owen but he was happy just the same!