Members of the Ethiopian orthodox church fast on Wednesdays and Fridays. On fasting days people don’t eat meat or dairy. Speaking of dairy. This is how milk comes in Ethiopia. It was odd to request a bag of milk from the local shop.
Fasting food is typically a mixture of vegetables such as carrots, green beans, lentils, a sauce made fr0m chickpeas, tomato, a tomato sauce, potato, beetroot. It varies from place to place. Here are a few examples.
Mikiyas is the Training Director at Camara Ethiopia and took absolutely fantastic care of us. He even invited us to his home for a traditional Ethiopian feast prepared by his wife. It was absolutely fantastic and she prepared a mountain of food for us. Notice the mixed Njera and the brown njera. You roll them onto your plate, serve the other food on top of it, then tear off a piece and use it to eat the rest of the food…all with your right hand.
Mikiyas and his wife have a beautiful 2month old baby boy. He is good enough to eat. Nom, nom, nom. Cutiful.