Ethiopian food | April 2023 | Vegan Recipe Club

March 20, 2023

The April meeting of the Vegan Recipe Club will be on Tuesday, April 18 from 6:30-730pm. The cookbook selection is: Teff Love (2015) by Kittee Berns

If you are curious about vegan cooking, this club is for you! Each month participants make three recipes from popular cookbooks then share their reflections with the group. Novice to expert cooks are welcome, as are interested non-cooks. Registration not required.

Are you a fan of Ethiopian cuisine but aren’t quite sure how to capture that particular taste? If so, this month’s recipe club is for you. Teff Love recipes we have chosen will help you demystify the cuisine so that you can savor authentic Ethiopian food without leaving home.

The author introduces the “holy trinity of Ethiopian cooking”: a berbere spice blend, injera (the fermented sourdough staple), and ye qimem zeyet, a veganized clarified butter. Recipes are almost entirely gluten- and soy-free, or can be made so with easy adaptions.

In the recipe club this month we will discuss these recipes:

  • shehan full (seasoned fava beans topped with tomatoes, onions and chile) – pg 46-47
  • ye’shimbra be’akuri ater kolo (crunchy, spicy chickpeas and soybeans) – pg 6
  • ye’atakilt alicha (stewed cabbage, potatoes, and carrots in a mild sauce) – pg 100
  • OR ye’tikil gomen be’karot (stewed, seasoned cabbage with tender carrots in. garlic ginger sauce – pg 123


  • sleepy vegetable stock – pg 38 Chapter 1
  • Holy Trinity – you can purchase these items vs making them.
    • berbere paste (spicy red-chil seasoning blend) – pg 22-23
    • ye’qimem zeyet (seasoned oil) – pg 24-25
    • INJERA: ersho (Teff Sourdough Starter) – pg 28-29;
    • ye’teff injera (Teff Sourdough Crêpes) -pg 30-32

You may download the recipes using the link below or pick them up at East Lake Library, 2727 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406. Printed recipe packets are available at the library’s Safe Pick-Up Station. Simply check in with the greeter and ask for the Vegan Recipe Club packet. If you would like contactless pick-up, please call the library during open hours and request curbside service.

Download April recipes here.

Facilitated by Henry Patterson of Compassionate Action for Animals.

View additional information and previous recipes here. Topic: Vegan Recipe Club Time: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 6:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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