Fresh take on African Food

Fresh take on African Food
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Pro Tips and African Recipes

Welcome to our African Food Love blog, where we take you on a culinary journey through the rich and diverse flavors of the continent. From the spicy stews of North Africa to the colorful and aromatic dishes of West Africa, we aim to showcase the unique ingredients and cooking techniques that make African cuisine so special. Through our blog, we'll share recipes, stories, and cultural insights that will transport you to the heart of the African kitchen. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or a curious beginner, we invite you to join us on this adventure and discover the many tastes of Africa.

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Braised Eggplant and Vegetable Stew

Eggplants are a versatile and delicious ingredient in African cuisine.

Eggplants grow in many countries across Africa, including Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. They are used in a variety of dishes, such as stews, curries, and grilled dishes. In West Africa, eggplants are often used in stews with other vegetables, such as okra and tomatoes. In North Africa, they are used in dishes like baba ganoush, a dip made from roasted eggplants, tahini, and garlic. In Ethiopia, eggplants are used in a spicy stew called beg wot.

Eggplants are a versatile and delicious ingredient in African cuisine

One popular African food recipe that uses eggplants and vegetables is Braised Eggplant and Vegetable Stew.


2 eggplants, sliced into rounds

2 carrots, sliced

2 celery stalks, sliced

1 onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 can of diced tomatoes

1 cup of vegetable broth

1 tsp of cumin

1 tsp of coriander

1 tsp of smoked paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Place sliced eggplants on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until tender. In a large pot, heat some olive oil and sauté onion and garlic until translucent. Add carrots and celery and cook for 5 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Add the roasted eggplants and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Serve with rice or bread.

Did you know? Egypt is the African country that grows the most eggplants, followed by Nigeria and Morocco. In 2019, Egypt produced over 1.5 million metric tons of eggplants, while Nigeria produced over 1.1 million metric tons, and Morocco produced over 400,000 metric tons. Other African countries that produce significant amounts of eggplants include Tunisia, Algeria, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Tanzania.

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African Food Love recipe secrets for kitchen success.

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.