Authentic African Foods and Recipe Blog

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Authentic African Foods and Recipe Blog

Welcome to my African foods blog. You'll find the latest news, information, and recipes here as they are added. Don't miss a step on my journey to bring Africa home and cook across the continent from my Canadian kitchen.

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Jan 26, 2023

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lovers

Olive Oil In Bottles

Extra Virgin Olive oil lovers, we know how important it is to have this oil in our pantry. We need it for sauteeing, frying, and the main ingredient in salads, marinades, and dips.

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Jan 22, 2023

Can Olive Oil Be Used For Frying

can olive oil be used for frying

Can olive oil be used for frying? Yes. See the guideline released by the USDA supporting the use of EVOO for deep frying.

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Jun 12, 2022

Moinmoin - Steamed Bean cake or Pudding


MoinMoin is bean cake made from peeled and blended blackeyed beans, seasoned with salt, onion, and pepper, usually flavoured with corn beef, sardines, eggs, prawns. Use vegetables instead of meat or fish for a vegetarian option.

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Apr 18, 2022

How To Cook Akara


Akara is tasty Nigerian fritters mostly eaten for breakfast and as a snack throughout the day. Akara is often paired with bread, ogi eko or custard.

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Apr 18, 2022

Red Red Bean Stew With Kelewele


Red Red bean stew, delicious bean stew native to Ghana in West Africa, paired seasoned plantain fries, kelewele for an exciting spicy dinner.

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Apr 12, 2022

Nigerian scrambled eggs

Scrambled Eggs

Nigerian scrambled eggs a great breakfast delight to start your day with. Nigerians usually pair this with bread, yam, plantain with a refreshing hot drink of choice. Try this out and it might soon become your favourite breakfast go-to dish when you want something exciting

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Apr 12, 2022

Sukuma Wiki, Sauteed East African Vegetable Sauce

Kenyan sukuma

Sukuma wiki is sauteed leafy greens in spicy tomato sauce and served with ugali, rice or matoke.

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Apr 12, 2022

One Pot African Curry

African Curry

African curry is a delicious chicken curry that is native to Mozambique. Influenced by Asian curry, this would certainly wow you....

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Apr 12, 2022

Oven Baked Jollof Rice

Oven baked Jollof rice and ingredients

Oven Baked Jollof Rice| This West African classic cooked nicely and conveniently in the oven but retains same old flavour of the classic dish

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Apr 12, 2022

Egusi Soup Recipe |

Egusi soup

Here is an authentic Egusi soup recipe for your enjoyment. See a step by step guid on how to prepare this top west African dish.

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Apr 02, 2022

Liberian Pepper Soup and FuFu

Liberian Pepper Soup and FuFu Ingredients - 1/2 onion - 4-5 habanero peppers - 3-4 okra - 1 bitter ball - 3 kittely - Enough water to cover the meat -

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Feb 03, 2021

North African Lentil Soup


Lentil soup is almost as man himself. The Bible talks about lentil soup that Jacob made and his brother Esau wanted that soup so badly, he sold his right as firstborn.

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Jan 31, 2021

Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sourdough Cookie

This soft, fluffy sourdough chocolate chip cookies made from sourdough starter discard, may soon become your family's favourite. Easy to make and super delicious!

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Nov 17, 2020

Kitchen Essentials List for African Cooking

African Food Pantry Pixabay

Use this African cooking kitchen essentials list to stock your shelves so you'll be prepared to serve African cuisine at home anytime.

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Nov 15, 2020

How To Make Amala


Amala is a dumpling made from the dried peels of yam. The peel is sometimes combined with dried cassava or plantain. These are then blended to a flour called elubo.

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Nov 14, 2020

Edikaikong Soup Recipe | Creme' De La' Creme African Vegetable Soup

edikaikong and eba

Edikaikong soup recipes is easily the richest of African vegetable soup. It is a soup eaten mainly by the Ibibos and Calabaris of South East Nigeria, but now...

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Nov 14, 2020

EdikangIkong Soup Recipe


EdikangIkong Soup is a deliciously rich African vegetable soup, commonly served as a top delicacy during very important occasions. You can cook and enjoy edikang ikong at home too.

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Nov 13, 2020

How To Cook Ewa Agoyin

Ewa Agoyin

Ewa Agoyin is popular street food in Lagos Nigeria. The origin though is from the Agoyins, a tribe from Togo and Benin republic. They introduced this to Nigeria, and it is now a household name.

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Sep 23, 2020

Millet Porridge Made From The Pearl Millet


Millet porridge from the pearl millet is one of the healthiest meals known to man. Millet is a powerhouse of nutrients. It is rich in dietary fibre,.....

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Aug 17, 2020

East Pilau Rice With Beef

pilau rice

Pilau rice is an excellent method for cooking rice using stock, broth, herbs, spices, vegetables, sometimes with meat or fish. The rice absorbs the flavours of whatever you add to it.

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