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Vegetable Stew Cooked the Southern African Way

Vegetable Stew Cooked the 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.

Many traditional food products from Africa have made their way into grocery stores. Have you ever brought home a new product from the international foods section of your grocery store and then watched it spoil in your refrigerator because you could not figure out how to cook it? Chic African Culture and The African Gourmet have help for you.

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.

African recipes can benefit everyone, everywhere. Many foods are unknown outside places of origin in Africa and there are many reasons why this should change. Introducing African foods helps open up markets diversify diets, cope with human and natural disasters that interrupt food supplies and protect the environment when the main food is a rare one.

Cooking African Vegetable Stew
African Vegetable Stew

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


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

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

Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

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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