By sharing this recipe, I am thanking a long-time 98-year-old patient of mine who gave me a wonderful cookbook.
She's a friend who programmed all the VCR remotes for everyone when we still had VCRs. She's a friend who writes poetry and emails it cards and notepaper she designed herself. She's the friend who drives to the Napa Valley, shops at a Fair Trade retailer, and gives the gift of The World of Street Food.
So, in honor of her, I offer the first recipe in the book, lentil wat (stew) from Ethiopia. Thank you, Mrs. T.