In Bibi’s Kitchen – Vegan Recipes

In Bibi's Kitchen, the cover of the cookbook.

I recently got a copy of In Bibi’s Kitchen, and I ran through it to see which recipes were vegan or easily veganizable (replacing milk/eggs). I realized as I was making my list that it might be helpful to other people considering the book. I think it’s a beautiful cookbook whether you’re vegan or not – but reading through it, I also found it fairly vegan friendly, and it’s also full of rich stories of countries and places and individuals (especially grandma’s) that live in or with heritage from 8 countries in Africa. The book was enjoyable to read through without having made anything yet – the discussions of foodways in Africa – in the way that it explores the intersection of food in culture, traditions, and history. They look at spice ways and historical colonizer impacts and influences and more. On to the recipes! If it’s listed below, it’s vegan by default or with only small modifications as indicated. Chapter One – Eritrea Kicha (Eritrean flatbread) Zebhi Hamli (Stewed Spinach) Shiro (ground chickpea stew) Shahan Ful (Mashed Lima’s with Onions, Tomatoes, and Chiles) Buna (Eritrean coffee, with description of coffee ceremony) Chapter Two – Somalia Xawaash Spice Mix (pronounced HA-wash) Sabaayad (somali flatbreads) – this one has whole milk in it, but I would like to try making the recipe with some higher fat soy milk or coconut milk Somali Cilantro and Green Chile Pepper Sauce Canjeero (Sourdough Pancakes) Bariis (Basmati Rice Pilaf with Raisins) Shaah Cadays (Somali Spiced…

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