Food/Nutrition Recipes

Powerhouse Teff Pancakes

As many of you know, I had the privilege of working in Ethiopia in Fall 2014 and eating injera bread on a daily basis. Injera comes from the ancient grain teff, which is gluten-free and high in calcium, protein, and fiber. I have enjoyed experimenting with teff flour since returning to the US, including ROO’s Teff Nuttzo Cookie. Jenné Claiborne, creator of Sweet Potato Soul and ROO podcast interviewee #103 has a delicious teff pancake recipe that inspired me to start developing my own recipe. I encourage you to not only enjoy these pancakes for Sunday brunch, but make these …

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Food/Nutrition Recipes

Teff Nuttzo Cookie

I had the joy of living in Ethiopia and eating injera bread daily. Injera comes from the powerhouse grain teff, which is gluten-free and high in calcium, protein, and fiber. I was beyond excited to find that Bob’s Red Mill sells teff flour and began dreaming up all the teff treats I could make.  ROO’s Teff Nuttzo Cookie reminds me of a shortbread cookie in consistency and has a delicious nutty taste highlighting Nuttzo’s seven different nuts and seeds. If you want to make Santa happy, consider leaving the Teff Nuttzo Cookie with the Cashew Christmas Milk under the tree. You may …

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Ethiopia: Yaya Journal Food/Nutrition Journal

Yaya Journal 6: Sharing Food

In Ethiopia, many meals are shared from a communal dish in which everyone eats with their right hand. In contrast, growing up in the United States, I had been accustomed to eating with a fork and knife, and from my own plate. As a celiac, I am often cautious about sharing food with others, due to fear of cross contamination from gluten, which could get me very sick. As a vegan, I frequently plan in advance before going out to dinner to make sure that a restaurant has menu options for me. Being a celiac-vegan in Ethiopia has turned out …

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