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Food African Proverbs with deeper meanings

Congolese Food African Proverbs with deeper meanings. Congolese food African proverbs show how the heritage of traditional food proverbs can have a ripple effect and spread out into every corner of the world. Food African Proverbs are a unique category of proverbs to the Congolese people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the second largest country in Africa after Algeria. Since 68% of the country is covered by forests, tillable farming land is uncommon due to conflict, displacement, volcanic activity and flooding causing food insecurity making subsistence farming the main process of families being able to eat. Food is a precious resource to many Congolese people as well as the cultural heritage of African Proverbs. Congolese Food African Proverbs. A sweet potato cannot be straightened. He who asks questions can never eat toxic mushrooms. Do not put a snake in a bag of groundnuts. The day you are unfortunate even cold food burns you. The weight of the salt is felt

Have You Tried Cooking with Dates

Have You Tried Cooking with Dates The date fruit is one of the most ancient crops, growing for thousands and thousands of years. When cooking with dates, California or African remember large portion of the calories in dates food come from sugars. Dates are the fruit of the date palm, a tree native to Northern Africa. Botanically the date fruit is a berry. It takes about 200 days from pollination for the date to reach full ripening. One medium size Deglet Noor date has about 44 calories and almost no fat. A large portion of the calories in dates food come from sugars. Deglet Noor dates have many nutritional benefits; antioxidants, sodium, cholesterol and fat free, and being nutrient in dense both fiber and potassium. Hababauk is the term used for the female flower and the period just after pollination when the young fruit is still creamy white before gradually turning green at the kimri stage. Stages of the ripening of a Deglet Noor date: Kimri  Early ripening of the date re

Mango Whip Dessert

Ripe mangoes make the best whip desserts. Whips are one of the quickest, easiest, and tastiest desserts. Mango Whip Dessert Ingredients 3⁄4 cups mango puree 3⁄4 cups strawberry puree (optional) 1⁄4 cup white sugar 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 egg white 1 teaspoon cardamom 1/4 teaspoon cloves Directions In a bowl, whip together the spices, egg white, mangoes and strawberries. When the mixture begins to thicken, gradually add the sugar. Continue to beat until the mixture holds soft peaks. Stir in the lemon juice. Chill well before serving. For a pretty presentation, serve fool in wine glasses and top with a sprig of fresh mint dark and white chocolate shavings. More easy dessert recipes from African Food Love to make right now so you never have to eat or prepare a boring dessert again. Rice Bread is Traditional Bread from Liberia West African Orange Cake Dessert Recipe Salted Figs with Honey Spicy Car

Let's make African corn soup in less than 30 minutes

Let's make African corn soup in less than 30 minutes Easy Corn Soup Southern African Food Recipe Mealie means corn; this South African soup is easy and filling. Mealie soup is inexpensive to make but very filling, add a piece of sourdough bread or cornbread and you will have an inexpensive wonderful dinner in no time. Let's make African corn soup in less than 30 minutes African Corn Soup Recipe Ingredients One 15 ounce can whole kernel corn One 15 ounce can cream corn 1 can evaporated milk 3 cups chicken stock One 14 ounce can tomatoes 1 cup chopped onions 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) 1 teaspoon red pepper flake (optional) 1 teaspoon black pepper Directions In a large pot on medium heat, add oil then sauté onions one minute.  Drain the can of whole kernel corn then add all ingredients into a large pot simmer 20 minutes and serve.  Did you know South Africa is the southernmost point on the African continent. 

Egyptian Rice with Mixed Vegetable Dish

How to make homemade Egyptian Rice with Mixed Vegetable Tagine How to make homemade Egyptian Rice with Mixed Vegetable Tagine Looking to eat healthier and not gain weight? Make Ruzz bi-l-khudar Egyptian rice with mixed vegetable tagine. This Egyptian African food recipe is full of healthy tomatoes, green peppers, onions, carrots served over brown rice.  All the ingredients for this African food recipe is in your local supermarket. Egyptian Rice with Mixed Vegetable Dish Ingredients 1 chopped onion 3 ripe medium sized tomatoes chopped 2 green peppers chopped 2 carrots shredded 2 cups cooked brown rice 3 cups vegetable broth Olive oil for sautéing, about 2 tablespoons Directions Sauté vegetables 3 minutes over medium heat the remove from pan. Fry the rice in the same pan, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add broth slowly then bring to a boil. Reduce heat, add vegetables and stir well. Serve warm. Tagines are the principal dishes for every day, spe

How to Use African Shea Butter

Shea butter is a multipurpose cooking and skincare butter. Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. Food grade raw shea butter is edible and used in many food recipes. Shea butter has a very strong nutty taste and scent. Shea nuts It takes approximately 20 years for a tree to bear fruit and produce nuts, maturing on average at 45 years. Most trees will continue to produce nuts for up to 200 years after reaching maturity. Eight African countries produce high quantities of Shea nuts; they are in order Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Bénin, Togo and Guinea. The nuts of shea tree can be collected and processed by crushing and grinding by hand or a machine to yield shea butter. Shea has long been recognized for its emollient and healing properties, ideal for soothing skin in the dry climate of the region. Reports of its use go back as far as the 14th century. Most raw and unrefined Shea butter comes from producers in

Abenkwan Healthy Ghanaian Stew

Learn how to cook Abenkwan a classic easy-to-follow Seafood-Stew of Ghana while eating and exploring our way through Africa one country at a time. Abenkwan Ghana Seafood Stew Ingredients 1 cup crab meat 3 tilapia fillet or any white fish 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp ¼ cup palm oil (optional if you are palm oil free) 3 garden eggs (small eggplants) cut into quarters 2 cups onions, finely chopped 2 bell peppers, finely chopped 2 large tomatoes, diced 2 cups okra, chopped 2 bunches scallions, finely chopped 1 punch parsley, finely chopped 1 very hot pepper, chopped Salt to taste Water to cover Directions Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.   Sauté onions, bell pepper about 3 minutes add remaining ingredients and cover with water. Reduce heat to low and simmer 45 minutes. Did you know We all share the same oceans, keep our oceans healthy and choose sustainable seafood.

Curry Pepper Roti South African Recipe

Curry Pepper Roti South African Recipe Curry Pepper Roti South African Recipe Roti pronounced rho tee is a staple flatbread of countless South Africans influenced by Indian cooking. Roti is usually eaten with soups, stews, and curries used in such a way to take the place of a spoon in Western culture. Curry Pepper Roti Ingredients 1 cup warm water (tap water works well) 2 ½ cups wheat flour or all-purpose 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 tablespoon red pepper flake (or to taste) 1 teaspoon ground curry Pinch of salt Directions Mix flour and salt to make dough by hand. Add water or more flour depending on the dough’s consistency. The dough should feel slightly sticky to the touch but not stick to your hands.  Knead the dough and roll it into small balls of equal sizes. On medium heat add one tablespoon of oil to a large frying pan or griddle.  Roll out the dough into round shapes using rolling pin. Place rolled dough into the hot pan.  Cook un

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Moroccan Pastilla Pie

Moroccan Pastilla Pie

If you're hesitant about trying African food, let me assure you that Moroccan Pastilla Pie offers a delightful culinary adventure. Moroccan Pastilla, or Bastilla or B'stilla, is a traditional Moroccan dish typically served as a special occasion or festive dish. It consists of layers of flaky pastry filled with a mixture of spiced meat, usually chicken or pigeon, along with almonds, eggs, and a hint of sweetness from ingredients like cinnamon and powdered sugar. Traditional Moroccan Pastilla recipes often include a layer of scrambled eggs. Feel free to add beaten eggs to the chicken and almond mixture during the cooking process if you prefer. The pastry is then baked until golden and crispy.

Moroccan Merguez Sausage

Moroccan Merguez Sausage

Merguez is a spicy North African sausage traditionally made from ground lamb or beef and flavored with spices such as paprika, cumin, garlic, and chili. It is often grilled or pan-fried and served with bread or Merguez is commonly used in dishes like tagines, couscous, and stews.