Vam Leh Be
NATNAEL BERHANU PREPARES CING LAM SANGʼS
VAM LEH BE RECIPE
Vam Leh Be
(Corn and Beans)
1 pound white corn grits
1/4 pound red kidney beans (less than the amount of corn grits)
About 6 cups water (a little over half of the stovetop pot)
Salt, pepper, and other seasonings to taste
Place corn and beans in large pot and wash about three times. (To
wash, add water, beans, and grits to the pot, mix, pour out water, and
repeat three times.)
Fill pot over half full with water. Cover and bring to a boil over high
Once boiling, remove lid and turn heat down to medium-high.
Continue boiling until grits are fully expanded and soup-like. Add
water if needed.
Serve with side dishes of meat, vegetables, etc. Enjoy!
In a place where there is
connection we get to feel one
another and understand one
another. With connection
we share love and ideas that
will change the world we live in today. When
people connect they get to understand one’s
struggles and the teachings they got from them.
In the world we live in today we learn not to be
dependent on anyone but ourselves and to live an
independent life. This teaches young children to
break the bonds they have or not make any new
ones, limiting them from connecting with others.
One way we can be more connected is through our
cultural selves; we can share one’s culture with each
other with ideas, teachings, and cultural foods.
Natnael canvasses the neighborhood asking voters to, “Shoulder the Vote! We
are students, too young to vote. We respectfully ask YOU to vote on our behalf.”
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