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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Avocado Recipes Are Nutritious and Delicious

Avocado Recipes Are Nutritious and Delicious

Kenya is Africa's second-largest producer of avocados behind South Africa.



The five leading African avocado exporters are South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon growing five avocado varieties, Hass, Fuerte, Edranol, Rayan and Nabal. The single most important market for African avocados is the European Union country of France.

Simple Avocado Salad Recipe


Avocado Recipes Are Nutritious and Delicious Make A Healthy Green Avocado Salad Recipe


Ingredients
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 medium avocados, peeled and cubed
1 package spring mix salad greens
5 plum tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions
Drizzle lemon juice over avocados. In a serving bowl, combine salad greens, tomatoes, onion, walnuts, and avocados. Toss and serve with your favorite dressing or the juice of one lemon.


Five facts about avocados


They are a fruit, in fact, berries.

Have the highest protein and oil content of any fruit and the fat they contain is mainly unsaturated.

Nutritionists say avocados can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels when eaten in place of foods high in saturated fat.

Mexico produces more avocados than any other country - accounting for 45% of the global market. Kenya is Africa's largest producer.

The US is the biggest importer of avocados, followed by the Netherlands.


Did you know?
Vitamin E can be found in vegetable oils, nuts, green leafy vegetables, avocado, seeds, whole grains, and many other fruits and vegetables.

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Best Home Cooked Food in Africa

The Best Home Cooked Food in Africa

The Best Home Cooked Food in Africa



Great home chefs and kitchens of Africa, African home cooked food photos of home chefs cooking in seasoned pots and pans, stirring rich stews adding just the right amount of spices.



African Home Cooked Food Pictures of Great Home Chefs of Africa


Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture




Categorizing the vast network of African food is like describing the color of the wind, it is impossible. Home African chefs keep it simple when cooking to make delicious homemade meals to sell as street food and for family meals. The home cooking of African food is community food love.


African food the best of the nest home cooks of Africa

African food the best of the nest home cooks of Africa



Spiced Raisin Rice Recipe

Ingredients


1/4 cup butter

1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice

1 piece of stick cinnamon, 2 inches long

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/4 teaspoon ground saffron

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup seedless raisins

2 cup boiling water


Directions


In a heavy 2 to 3 quart saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat. When the foam begins to subside, add the rice and stir until the grains are coated with butter. Do not let the rice brown. Add the water, cinnamon, turmeric, saffron, and salt and, stirring constantly, bring to boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover tightly, and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid in the pan. Remove the pan from the heat, discard the cinnamon stick, and add the raisins. Fluff the rice with a fork, stir in 1 teaspoon of sugar, taste, and add more if you wish. Cut a circle of wax paper or foil and place it inside the pan directly on top of the rice. Cover the pan with its lid and let it stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes.



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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Ethiopian Clarified Butter Recipe the Easy Way

Ethiopian Clarified Butter Recipe the Easy Way

Ethiopian Clarified Butter Recipe the Easy Way


Niter Kibbeh is a traditional Ethiopian butter preparation of spiced clarified butter.


Niter Kibbeh is a clarified butter without any solid milk particles or water. Niter Kibbeh is used in daily cooking throughout Ethiopia, South Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Libya, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia.
Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 10 min Total time: 15 min Yield about 1 ½ cups

Super Simple Ethiopian Butter Recipe


Ingredients
2 cups unsalted butter
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon ground fenugreek
¾ teaspoon salt or to taste
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper


Directions
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer 6-7 minutes with spices. Remove from the heat and skim the solids from the butter. When a second foam forms on top of butter, and the butter turns golden brown the Niter Kibbeh is ready. Strain the Niter Kibbeh using cheesecloth and store in an airtight container.


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