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I think there is no better way to experience a city than through restaurants. I first fell in love with Ethiopian food when living in the Chicago area and ever since, I’ve kept a recipe for berbere spice in my repertoire. Traditionally this spice is used in dishes like Doro Wot (a long cooking spiced chicken stew) but I’ve found it works beautifully with lentils. The spice blend makes for a rich stew, even though the base of this lentil stew is vegan.
I’ve teamed up with nuts.com to bring you a few flavorful black lentil recipes throughout the year. They asked me if there was a hard-to-find ingredient I wanted to highlight. I chose black lentils and they sourced organic black lentils to add to their site, making hearty recipes like this lentil stew even easier to make. Black lentils are always hit and miss at my local stores but I always like to keep them stocked in my pantry (which is why I’m excited I know where to order them now!)