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Periperi chicken is a deliciously spicy, zesty grilled chicken that has its roots to Angola and Mozambique, two former Portuguese colonies.
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.
Red Red bean stew, delicious bean stew native to Ghana in West Africa, paired seasoned plantain fries, kelewele for an exciting spicy dinner.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Sukuma wiki is sauteed leafy greens in spicy tomato sauce and served with ugali, rice or matoke.
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.
Ogbono soup is one of the most popular sauces in West Africa. Its main ingredient, the African bush mango is packed with nutrients and makes a delicious sauce.
This banana loaf with pineapple bits is the best moist banana loaf could be with the flavours coming together to give you the best treat ever, enjoy
Basmati rice is a type of long-grain rice but with a richer nutty flavour. Jollof rice with basmati rice rewards you with additional flavour and aroma.
Okra stir-fry is a simple, easy-to-do sauce. If you have one of those weeknights that you need to put dinner on the table in about thirty minutes or less, then, try this!
Instant pot rice and cowpea. Black-eyed bean is a popular cowpea. Enjoy this delicious, simple, easy go-to dish on those busy nights when you need a great meal cooked in perfect time.
Pondu is one of the most popular dishes in Congo. Just allow cassava leaves to cook in a gentle simmer and flavoured with meat or and fish to taste.
Cowpeas are a delicious nutty pulse. There are different variants of this powerhouse of nutrients—red chori, black-eyed pea, southern pea, yardlong bean, to name a few. Enjoy this curried cowpeas recipe!
Try cowpeas recipe, highly tasty and nutritious. Eat them on their own in salads, stews and curry. Include them on meatless days!
Use this African cooking kitchen essentials list to stock your shelves so you'll be prepared to serve African cuisine at home anytime.
African American Food is ethnic food of African Americans. It is most times referred to as soul food with similarities to cuisines from West and Central Africa.
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