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Make coconut herb-infused water today instead of drinking soda

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Easily make coconut mint flavored water or mix and match your favorite fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices.
The body substantially benefits from us drinking at least 8 cups of water per day. Drinking water may seem like a no brainer but drinking water before each meal can have an effect on the number of calories you eat at each meal.

If you are of the belief that drinking water is a punishment then favor your own water with natural fruits, vegetables, and herbs such as mint. Below is an easy recipe for naturally flavored mint water. You will fall in love making water infusions because of all the different combinations that you can make.

Let's make coconut herb-infused water today instead of drinking soda.
Our recipe at Chic African Culture is perfect for those of you that do not love drinking water. Which is sad because water is best and keeps you healthy. Coconut mint water infusion is very easy to make all you need is a Mason jar, fresh water, fresh coconut slices and fresh …

South African Freedom Amasi Scones Recipe

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Many South Africans grew up drinking sour fermented milk or Amasi; it is regarded as a traditional food.In the book Long Walk to Freedom, written by Nelson Mandela he mentions how he hurriedly left his hideout at a white friend’s apartment when he was one the run from the South African Apartheid government after he overheard two Zulu labors comment that it was strange to see milk on the windowsill left out to ferment.
The two labors were referring to amasi or fermented milk, an ancient probiotic drink popular with many South African tribes but especially with the Xhosa, Afrikaans and Zulu. Amasi is sour tasting, great for baking and can be used as a substitute for buttermilk.
South African Long Walk To Freedom Amasi Scones RecipeIngredients 2 cups cake flour, sifted ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 large egg 1 cup Amasi ¼ cup cream 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon white sugar 1 egg, beaten for glazing Directions Preheat the oven to 425°F. Put the flour, baking …

Making of African Apostolic Church of John Maranke

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The late Muchabaya Momberume popularly known as Johane Marange in the year 1912 founded the African Apostolic Church of John Maranke.
Muchabaya Momberume the story of an African religious pioneer

About Johane Marange The Johane Marange Apostolic Church is most known for pioneering the famous white garments, teaching Old Testament laws, beards and bald hairstyle.
Johane Marange was born Muchabaya Momberume and his father was named Fuleni. While working for Chief Marange, Fuleni fell in love with his daughter in Mafararikwa leading to the birth of Arnold, Cornolius and Muchabaya and some girls.

Fuleni, could not afford to pay lobola or a bride price to Chief Marange. As a result, Chief Marange decided to adopt Muchabaya, the youngest of the boys, as payment. That is how he became Muchabaya Marange.

Although missionaries had the monopoly on who could preach, Johane Marange's church managed to get registration and the church was established in 1912. From then, he was told by the Ho…

Landlocked Countries List and Facts

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Africa has the most countries of any continent; 16 of these countries or 30% are landlocked.


Sixteen landlocked countries are in Africa out of 49 worldwide.


Landlocked African Countries List and Facts
Landlocked countries are entirely surrounded by land having no coastline but not including lakes and rivers.

Sixteen landlocked countries are in Africa out of 49 worldwide. The largest landlocked country in the world is Kazakhstan, located in Central Asia is slightly less than four times the size of Texas. world's largest landlocked country and one of only two landlocked countries in the world that extends into two continents. The smallest is the Holy See or Vatican City, located in Southern Europe. The Holy See is an enclave of Rome Italy.

The 16 landlocked countries in Africa are Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, ESwatini, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.



What is the largest landlocked country in Af…

Cooking and Eating Sweet Potato Leaves

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I bet you would eat more sweet potato leaves if you knew they have five times more vitamin C than other greens such as spinach. While it is true, you will not find sweet potato leaves at your local supermarket or farm-fresh produce stand that does not mean you cannot find sweet potato leaves to cook.

Cooking Sweet Potato Leaves is Easy
Sweet potato leaves are widely popular throughout Africa but do not get as much use in the United States. Most people have no idea you can cook with sweet potato leaves. Sweet potato leaves are edible and delicious with a soft texture that tastes like kale or spinach.

Go outside of your comfort zone and shop at Caribbean or Asian food supermarkets where it is easy to find fruits and vegetables such sweet potato leaves at places dedicated to ethnic cooking. Sweet potato leaves range in color from dark green to yellow to purple depending on the type of sweet potato. The creeping sweet potato vines are most tender when the sweet potato leaves are younger…

How Do I Call Africa from the USA

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How Do I Call Africa from the USA
Pick up your phone and call a friend in Africa

How to Dial International Long-Distance Calls to Africa from the United States





Everyone in the United States of America knows when you want to dial a long distance phone number from Florida to New York you must dial a 1 then the area code then the seven digit phone number, this is called the North American Numbering Plan. AT and T developed the North American Numbering Plan in 1947 to simplify and facilitate direct dialing of long distance calls.

Implementation of the plan began in 1951. The North American Numbering Plan is an integrated telephone numbering plan serving 20 North American countries that share its resources. These countries include the United States and its territories, Canada, Bermuda, Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Sint Maarten, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia,…

What is in your commercial store bought tea bags?

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What is in your commercial store bought tea bags?

Make Real Tea With Natural Tea IngredientsNeed a hot tea recipes? Get a delicious pot of tea on the table with The African Gourmet best tea recipes, brewing tips and tea snack ideas.



What's in your store bought commercial tea bags?

What is in tea bags? Go to your kitchen, grab one of your favorite teas and take the tea bag apart. Usually, commercial tea bags are not made of whole herbs, fruits or flowers; they are blended for everyone’s taste buds, standard. Now take a look at your tea bag, tea bags are commonly made of paper or food grade plastic. Make your own fresh tea; your teacup needs high quality fresh tea. Here are three fresh tea recipes below to make for your mind, body and soul.



Tamarind Ginger Tea recipe ingredientsTamarind fruit is very popular in many regions of Africa and the Caribbean. The pulp is sour and is regularly used to create delicious tamarind tea.



African Bush Tea Recipe recipe ingredientsThe continent of Af…