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Geelry South African Yellow Rice Dish

Geelry South African Yellow Rice with Raisins Kenyan Githeri Corn and Bean Stew Yellow rice or Geelry rice is an essential African recipe made of white rice, cinnamon, saffron and raisins. Geelry fragrant yellow rice is spiced with cinnamon, turmeric, raisins, and saffron. Easy African food recipe Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes  Nutrition facts: 340 calories 3 grams of fat South African Yellow Rice Recipe Serves 4 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 boi

Good Old Peanut Fish Soup

Best African fish recipe of all time is simple easy fish soup, in 30 minutes with the key ingredient to this African fish dish is curry and peanuts. African Peanut Fish Soup Best Traditional African Fish Recipe African Peanut Fish Soup African Peanut Fish Soup How To Method Ingredients 1 large smoked fish 1 large onion, diced 2 large tomatoes, diced 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon ground curry powder 2 teaspoons peanut butter 2 teaspoons tomato paste 4 any type hot peppers 3 garlic cloves 3 cups vegetable broth Salt to taste Directions In a large pot, sautĂ© onions in oil then add tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic and pepper. Let cook for 10 minutes. Add 3 cups of water and nut paste, and then let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Add the fish, chili's, salt and curry. Simmer at very low heat for 15 – 20 minutes. Serve with fresh bread , cornmeal, potatoes, plantains, cassava or rice. More easy breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes from Afric

Ugu Pumpkin Leaf Stew Dish

The Best Pumpkin Leaf Stew Dish Cooking in Igboland means cooking with vegetable bulbs as well as the leaves of the pumpkin plant. Fluted pumpkins, ugu in the Igbo language are used in many traditional stew recipes across Igboland.  Ingredients 1 medium pumpkin, peeled, cubed, deseeded 3 handfuls pumpkin leaves, chopped 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced 2 white potatoes, peeled and quartered 1 medium onion, sliced 2 stalks celery, diced 2 ripe large tomatoes, diced Salt and black pepper to taste 1 tablespoon palm oil or vegetable oil 3 cups vegetable broth or water Directions Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; add all ingredients. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve over rice or as a stew served with cornmeal hushpuppies .

Famous Greatest Food Quotes of All Time

Famous Greatest Food Quotes of All Time The greatest collection of the best five food quotes and sayings from all time. Below is our collection of our favorite food quotes. “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”  James Beard “You don't need a silver fork to eat good food.” Paul Prudhomme “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” George Bernard Shaw “The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.” Cesar Chavez “If you cant' feed a hundred people, then just feed one” Mother Teresa More funny and thought-provoking food quotes: “It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician.”   Meryl Streep “It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” -Lewis Grizzard “The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.” John Walters “Of plants tomatoes seemed the mo

Taro Root Tomato and Cocoyam Stew

Two easy vegetable African food recipes to make today are Taro Root Tomato Stew and Cocoyam Vegetable Soup. Have you ever stood and stared at new vegetable produce from the international foods section of your local supermarket and how to cook it? In recent years, many exotic-sounding products have been introduced on the shelves of supermarkets around the world. As a result, people have found out about food items like pumpkin leaf, taro, cocoyam, and many are curious to try the newly found items. Many foods are unknown outside places of origin and introducing new foods helps open up international fair trade markets. Vegetable Taro Root Tomato Stew Recipe. Taro Root is a staple crop used in many African, Asian, Caribbean, and Hawaiian recipes. Taro Root Tomato Stew is an easy one-dish recipe made throughout Africa. Pottage is a thick soup or stew and taro root is a starchy vegetable consisting of 2/3 water with a fibrous outer coating. Taro root is commonly us

Moroccan Almond Chicken

Moroccan Almond Chicken Vegetable Tagine Stew Recipe Make Moroccan Almond Chicken Vegetable Tagine Stew Tonight Making African Moroccan almond chicken is a colorful way to add a new chicken recipe to your recipe files. Making this healthy recipe can help you take care of your heart by eating healthy vegetables. Moroccan Almond Chicken Recipe Ingredients 1 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth 2 large red bell peppers, chopped  2 large tomatoes, diced  1 small onion, chopped 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4" thick planks 1 large potatoes, cut into 1/2" slices or wedges 1/4 cup flaked almonds 2 medium garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons olive oil Directions In a large bowl mix all ingredients by hand omitting the olive oil and broth. Pour enough of the olive

How to make three brothers African breadfruit porridge recipe

How to make three brothers African breadfruit porridge recipe How to make three brothers African breadfruit porridge recipe Breadfruit is good for making fires, side dish and porridge. Treculia Africana or African breadfruit grows throughout tropical Africa and is good for you due to its high content in potassium and iron helping with red blood cell production.  Breadfruit recipes number in the thousands, the name is derived from the texture of the cooked fruit, which has a taste similar to potatoes. Do not let the look of breadfruits frighten you since they are large, cantaloupe-sized fruit, usually yellow-green in color, with hard, starchy white flesh similar to a potato.  Ripe breadfruit is eaten fresh cooked and when cooking smells like fresh baked bread. Breadfruit seeds are cooked similar to beans and make the best African food recipes. Buy breadfruit from a tropical farmers market or purchase online. Breadfruit goes by many names in Africa, blèfoutou or yo

Handcrafted Spices for BBQ Chisa Nyama

Southern Africans love a good BBQ and the rainbow nation is made of many distinct cultures, barbecuing cuts across ethnicity, race and class. In the Zulu language, the term for barbecue is Chisa nyama, which roughly translates to burn meat. Chisa Nyama or Shisa Nyama is a term used in many South African townships to describe a barbecue or braai.  Happy Braai Day Chisa nyama can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon snack or dinner but especially on a Saturday afternoon throughout South Africa the Chisa Nyama spots, street food vendors and home backyard chefs are grilling up deliciousness. Barbecuing in South Africa is called Chisa Nyama, Braai and Ukosa to name few, there is even a national braai day celebrated on September 24 every year. Braai day is considered a family food-sharing day similar to Thanksgiving in America. Chisa nyama has been around for centuries and has truly stood the test of time. One simple spice recipe is a basic beef rub of garlic, c

African Beer Made at Home

How to make African beer at home By The African Gourmet Ginger beer is easy to make cheap and easy to make at home and African ginger beer is found throughout Africa particularly West Africa . Yields six 12-ounce bottles Ingredients 8½ cups of filtered water ¾ cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice ⅛ teaspoon champagne yeast Directions Process ginger in a food processor until finely minced, about 30 seconds, scraping down bowl as needed. Transfer to a medium saucepan. Stir in 4 cups filtered water and sugar and heat over medium heat until sugar dissolves completely, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep uncovered, for 1 hour. Pour infused ginger syrup through a strainer. Press ginger over a cup with a metal spoon to extract any remaining liquid; discard pulp. Whisk in lemon juice and yeast until yeast is dissolved. Using funnel and ladle, divide ginger syrup evenly among sanitized bottles. Using a sanitized large measuring cup, divide remaining 4½ cup

What do people in Africa eat

What is the food like in Africa? Vegetables, rice, beans and starches like plantains, green bananas, cocoyam, yams, yucca rule the cooking pot in Africa. African food recipes vary from village to village, town to town, city to city and the 54 African countries on the African continent have its own food influences. African people have a unique cooking techniques and practices that make its traditional and modern food rich in taste and flavor therefore it is impossible to group African food into one category. Selling Mangoes in Yamoussoukro Ivory Coast Africa.   In Africa, you will find dishes influenced by people who lived there for millions as years as well as major influences from cultures that colonized Africa and newly established fast food chain restaurants. In addition, with a range of climates and growing conditions, the ingredients for African cuisine are diverse. It is impossible to group African food into one category.  Food recipes of a community are often closely rela

Ethiopian Homemade Spice Blend

Ethiopian Homemade Spice Blend Easy spice rub recipes have a few key ingredients and if you are wondering what spices to use for Mit’mit’a Ethiopian and Harissa African spice recipes look no further. Ethiopian homemade spice blend is a trusted recipe for spice mixes. Spice blends from around the world like Mit'mit'a Ethiopian herb and spice blend teaches us the art of traditional African cooking lies in the blending of herbs and spices to yield delicate distinctions in the flavor of food.  Mit’mit’a Ethiopian Spice Recipe By The African Gourmet April 2, 2018  Ethiopian Mit'mit'a spice recipe goes great with all types of grilled, fried and baked foods. Give homemade spice mixes for gifts Christmas or birthdays and you are an instant sensation. Dry spice rub recipes from Ethiopia are easy to make since you can find all the ingredients for the Ethiopian Mit'mit'a spice recipe at your local grocery store. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook time: 0 Yi

South African Frikkadel Meatballs

South African Frikkadel Meatball Sub Make South African Frikkadel Meatballs Traditional South African Frikkadel or fry pads is an Afrikaner dish of ball-rolled minced meat meatballs that is quick to make and eat with a side salad, rice, corn or add to a thick tomato sauce. Frikkadel can be baked in an oven, but can also be deep-fried. Easy Frikkadel Meatballs Ingredients 1 pound ground beef or ground ostrich meat 1 medium onion finely chopped 1 cup of dried bread crumbs 1/4 cup whole milk 3 tablespoons of your favorite chutney 1 large egg 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon Worcester sauce Salt and pepper to taste Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Soak breadcrumbs in milk then mix all ingredients well with clean hands, roll the meat into medium size balls. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve warm with chutney or mustard on top of each meatball. Afrikaner is a South African of European descent who settled on the southern tip

Spicy Baked Chickpeas Made Crispy in the Oven

The Spicy Baked Chickpeas recipe features a delightful blend of flavors inspired by North African cuisine. The best part is that all the ingredients required for this recipe can be easily found at your local grocery store. From the canned chickpeas to the aromatic spices like dried mint, hot red chilies, ground cumin, black peppercorns, dried coriander, cinnamon stick, ground nutmeg, cardamom seeds, and whole cloves, you can gather everything you need to create this culinary delight. Not only are these Spicy Baked Chickpeas delicious, but they also offer numerous health benefits. The recipe is high in fiber, thanks to the chickpeas, which are known for their fiber-rich content. Fiber is essential for maintaining a healthy digestive system and promoting satiety. These crispy and crunchy chickpeas make for a satisfying snack or appetizer that energizes you throughout the day. The combination of carefully selected spices gives these chickpeas a tantalizing kick. The flavors of North Afric

What Is Fufu and Ugali Made Of

Information on Fufu and Ugali African food recipes and facts Fufu and Ugali go by many names throughout the African diaspora and are popular dishes in the Caribbean and Western Eastern and Southern Africa. Ugali and fufu are made by boiling starchy foods like corn, cassava, yam, plantain or rice then pounding them into a delicious mass. How to eat fufu and ugali plus the best recipes are explained below.   Making ugali in Southern Africa   Green Plantain Fufu Recipe Ingredients 3 green or yellow plantains 1 medium cassava root 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/4-1/2 cup water Directions In a large pot place the peeled and evenly cut plantains and cassava and cover with water. Boil until soft about 20 minutes. Place the salt, flour, plantains, and cassava in a mixer and whip until the consistency of soft dough is achieved. Fufu should be much stiffer than mashed potatoes in texture. Fufu is used to scoop up sauce, soups, and stews. Ma

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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.