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Vegetable Stew Cooked Southern African Way

African food is better than KFC because African food has healthier ingredients, brings your family together at the dinner table and eating homemade African foods are cheaper than eating at a restaurant chain or buying processed foods. Our African vegetable stew recipe is easy to make and made vegan, vegetarian or with chicken. 

Cooking African Vegetable Stew

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In recent years, many exotic products have been introduced on the shelves of supermarkets in the United States. As a result, people have found out about food item like cocoyam, and many are curious to try them out. Preparing African recipes instead of settling for fast food helps to keep African cooking traditions alive.

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Vegetable Stew cooked the Southern African way with spinach, peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and rich African spices.


Cooking Southern African Spinach Vegetable Stew
Cooking Southern African Spinach Vegetable Stew

Fresh sauteed onions and peppers along with a rich blend of spices create a flavorful Botswanan Imbuya spinach vegetarian stew recipe.

Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 20 min Total time: 35 min

Vegetable Stew Cooked Southern African Way.

Ingredients
3 handfuls wild African spinach
2 medium chopped onions
1 medium chopped red bell pepper
1 medium chopped green bell pepper
4 medium chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon tamarind paste
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon minced garlic
¼ cup olive oil
2 cups vegetable stock

Directions
Except spinach, sauté vegetables in olive oil with the rice and spices add the stock, simmer for 15 minutes add spinach and simmer 5 additional minutes.

Did you know
Imbuya in the Tswana language is African spinach. Imbuya is a tropical leaf vegetable grown in most tropical regions of Africa and is an important traditional vegetable crop in the cooking lives of millions of Africans.

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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.