Injera

Injera is a unique Ethiopian flatbread that can be substituted very easily for bread. Usually it’s made with teff flour that’s not easy to find here but there are many versions such as mine here. I also have to add that it is a super quick bread that you bake on a pan on the stove and only 2-3 minutes per flatbread . The sourdough starter really accelerates the fermentation process. In Ethiopia it’s also used instead of forks or spoons to scoop up any kind of food. The spongey texture really absorbs the sauces. It’s even great for breakfast with jam! Continue reading

Oat Pancakes with Mulberry Sauce

I was inspired by Alice Water’s recipe to make my own Oat Pancakes with Mulberry Sauce. Yesterday I saw mulberries for the first time at our local farmer’s market. I was reminded of the mulberry bush we have in our front yard back in Minnesota. Flocks of birds would always manage to devour all the berries before we could pick them. So here was my chance to make something out of them! Since they’re not easy to find, at least around here, you can substitute them with blueberries or any other berry you like.

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Ricotta Pear Bundles

This Ricotta Pear Bundle is an interesting and refreshing way to serve a cheese and pear filled crepe – which by the way is a great combination of flavors. You only have to fill the crepe and gather the edges, then tie it off like a bundle – hence where it gets its name! The delicate pear sauce surrounding it compliments it perfectly. Continue reading

Pumpkin Harvest Pancakes

These delicious pumpkin harvest pancakes are great for breakfast and are loaded with vitamins and protein. I used the “Andina flour” which is a mix of protein rich spelt, wholewheat and quinoa flours. If you can’t find this brand you could mix 60% all-purpose, 30 % spelt and about 10% quinoa flour. Or another good combination could be 1/2 all-purpose and 1/2 whole wheat flour. Anyway it’s the pumpkin puree that actually makes all the difference in this recipe imparting a special flavor and tenderness to this pancake. Continue reading

Healthy Blueberry Ricotta Hot Cakes

These healthy Blueberry Hot Cakes made with whole wheat flour and ricotta make them especially protein rich. A good stone ground flour also imparts a pleasant nutty taste. These hot cakes rise to greater thickness in comparison to traditional pancakes in that the batter is thicker and the final dash of apple cider vinegar gives them a boost in rising power. Continue reading