Ethiopia: Telba (Flaxseed) Drink Recipe


Telba is a healthy and refreshingly creamy beverage. Be cautious of how much you drink, though, as it is a mild laxative.

Serving 4-6
1 c Flaxseed
6 c Water
1 to 2 T Honey

Heat a cast-iron skillet over low heat. Add flaxseed and dry roast, stirring for about 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Place flaxseed in a spice grinder and grind to a powder. Sieve into a bowl. Add water and stir. Let set for about 10-20 minutes to allow solids to settle out. Strain into a pitcher. Add honey and chill.

Notes: Telba Firfit: Mix telba with broken up pieces of injera bread and heat. Serve as a side dish.

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South African Tripe Recipe- A Favorite of Nelson Mandela’s

South African tripe

Nelson Mandela’s favorite dish was tripe.  It was served on his 94th birthday.  Tripe is the stomach of the cow or sheep.  It is also prepared in many other cultures.  See a Mexican recipe for Tripe(Tripas).

Ingredients for Tripe and Tomato Sauce

  •  1.5 tripe, pre-cooked and cubed
  • 5ml (1tsp) salt
  • 15ml (1T) lemon juice
  • Tomato sauce:
  • 60ml (4T) oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 x 115g can tomato paste
  • 1 x 410g can chopped tomatoes
  • 250ml (1 cup) dry wine
  • 30ml (2T) sugar

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Mandaazi Ugandan Donut Recipe

250px-bowl_of_mandaziMandaazi Uganda Donut Recipe Mandaazi Donuts is a Ugandan Dessert that is often eaten during breakfast or after the main course. The process of making this delightful dessert is quit challenge. Most Ugandans use their hands to combined and mix the ingredients together. 


  • ½ Package of Flour
  • 2 ½ big Spoons of Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1teaspoon of baking powder
  • Directions: Mix all ingredients together and add milk until it becomes dough. Boil a small amount of Mazola Cooking Oil then pour into the mixed ingredients. Make small or medium sized donuts with the dough using the rim of a cup or a glass to make the Donut shapes. Then fry for about 5 to 10 minutes.

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Article submitted by Drea Johnson