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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Dear Aunt Jodi-- a Tasty Tuesday for you

Something my momma loves from Eritrea, and it is made out of her pantry stuff:
[Kol I am trying to make life easier on you... Hooomans!]

1 cup flax seed- roast in a frying pan for a few minutes until they smell toasty and look shiny.

1 teaspoon chili powder (berbere --spicy cayenne seasoning in powder form  or 1/2 teaspoon dillih [berbere in paste form] or Sriracha. 

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 cup cold water (or more)

1 pinch garlic powder or one crushed garlic clove

salt and black pepper

Optional  flavor add ons:
green pepper,
adobo seasoning
cumin. you see fit!


Grind the flax seeds into fine powder; sift if needed. We place the seeds in our food process. Process.
Combine the flax powder with garlic, salt, black pepper, chili pepper, cold water and oil; whisk it well; if needed add more water; whisk it again until smooth and thick;. Add everything else and process again, taste and adjust.
Serve it cold with injera or bread of your choice.or with fresh raw veggies as a dip.  And yuh, momma has also mixed it with noodles and veggies as in a cold noodle salad.
P.S. Roasting the flax seeds not required. But make sure that the flax seeds are crisp dry and nutty tasting
The "sweet" version:
If preferred, you may add 1 tablespoon of honey and ½ teaspoon cinnamon instead of the chili powder.

You do not need the fridge for this. And you can cut the recipe in half and it is YUMMY!



tubby3pug said...

sounds very healthy
urban hounds

Jessica @ said...

I am guessing because of the hot sauce that this recipe is not dog-friendly? I suppose you could leave that part out and use a similar mix for kibble topping.

Nailah Bone said...

Yummy! :) This post is really inspiring me to finally get a food processor!

Nailah Bone said...

Yummy! :) This post is really inspiring me to finally get a food processor!