Inspiration from a Lifelong Vegetarian
– Writing and Photos

San Diego is bringing smiles to those with adventurous palates, as there are restaurants with everything from Persian to Mexican to Moroccan to Vietnamese cuisine. Some of us are crazy about highly flavorful and sometimes spicy meals at local East African restaurants, most of which are in the North Park and City Heights areas. I have long been sharing healthy Ethiopian and Eritrean meals with local friends, using the injera flatbread to scoop up delectable lentils, greens, potatoes, and salads.

Recently I tried something similar, composed of lentils, collard greens, and other veggies, but with different seasonings. Also, instead of injera, the meal was served with freshly made delicious chapati bread like I had when in Uganda. The Kenyan owner and his staff are very friendly at Flavors of East Africa. If this is not the time for a vacation, we can always take one in our own town, and for a few hours, feel like we are in Africa or other foreign lands.