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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Newest African Food Articles

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 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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Aug 11, 2020

Rice| The Most Widely-Consumed Staple In The World

Rice is by far the number one staple in the world. It is the favourite for many across the Asian and African continents. Explore the different ways you can eat rice.

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Aug 06, 2020

Vegetable Tagine With Five Vegetables

This delicious vegetable tagine is spicy, sweet and hearty and contributes in no small way, toward your five a day. Serve this on rice, with couscous or dip your bread in this stew.

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Aug 05, 2020

Nigerian Tomato Stew Recipe With Chicken

Nigerian tomato stew is a favourite must-have sauce that pairs up with an endless number of dishes from simple snacks to elaborate dinners. This sauce always delivers in terms taste and simplicity of cooking. All ingredients for this is available in most parts of the globe.

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Aug 03, 2020

How To Cook Melon Soup

Egusi seeds is main ingredients for melon soup. Large quantity of very rich cooking oil are also extracted from this yet another nutritious African food seed.

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Jul 30, 2020

Moroccan Lamb Tajine With Dates

Lamb tajine cooked in the beautiful Moroccan pot, tajine. The result is a spicy sauce with lamb so juicy and tender.

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Jul 29, 2020

Grilled Harissa Shrimp

Harissa shrimp is peppered shrimp flavoured with North African spicy sauce, harissa, great as a snack, part of a meal. Super easy to whip and very tasty

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Jul 21, 2020

Gbegiri, Hearty Bean Stew Recipe

Gbegiri is a hearty bean stew indigenous to Western Nigeria, tasty, highly-nutritious and my best part is, it is super-easy to make. So, let's head over to the kitchen.

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Jul 14, 2020

Okra Soup| Simple, Easy To Follow Recipe

Okra soup, the main ingredient is okra, ladies finger a vegetable overlooked because of the "slime" characteristic. However, this vegetable has a ton of nutrients. Enjoy the recipe and your okra soup.

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Jul 06, 2020

PeriPeri Chicken, A Recipe To Spice Up Your Grill

Periperi chicken is a deliciously spicy, zesty grilled chicken that has its roots to Angola and Mozambique, two former Portuguese colonies.

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Jul 06, 2020

Summer Barbecue Ideas? My top 5 Favourite Recipes

Barbecue? Who does not like that smokey aroma from a barbecue. Try my top five recipes for fiery, zesty flavours and spice up your grilling season. Have fun cooking.

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Jul 02, 2020

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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Jun 30, 2020

Jollof With Brown Rice, The Healthiest Option

Jollof with brown rice is the healthiest option to this West African classic if getting more nutrient, adding extra fibre, or even losing weight is what you want.

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Jun 28, 2020

Brown Rice Recipe

Why eat brown rice? It is whole grain rice that is, it retains all its nutrients, and has only the husk or outer shell removed. Eat healthily, eat brown rice.

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Jun 28, 2020

Cauliflower Fried Rice, A Low Carb Option

Cauliflower fried rice is a stir-fry that is as tasteful as the rice equivalent only with less calorie, suitable for any on a low-carb diet.

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Jun 26, 2020

North Africa Inspired Chickpea Curry

Chickpea curry is a very hearty meal packed with nutrients and very easy to make. Serve on a bed of rice or eat with pitta bread or on its own. Great meal!

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Jun 24, 2020

Nigerian 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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Jun 19, 2020

Sukuma Wiki, Sauteed East African Vegetable Sauce

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

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Jun 17, 2020

Jollof rice

Jollof rice is easily the most popular rice dish eaten all over West Africa. It is rice cooked in spicy tomato sauce with various spices and herbs like thyme, curry, nutmeg, bay leaves, garlic and ginger. It can be cooked or served with meat or fish or purely vegetarian.

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