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Roasted Curry Maize Soup

Roasted Curry Maize Soup
Roasted Curry Maize Soup
African Recipes by African Gourmet

Roasted corn or maize is a healthy African recipe made with onions, cabbage, and potato, hot peppers, corn and curry spice. Our African Roasted Curry Corn Soup has all the flavors you love from Africa street corn wrapped up into one comfort maize corn soup.

Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 30 min Total time: 50 min

Ingredients
1 large package frozen whole kernel corn ½ head cabbage shredded 1 white onion chopped finely 1 medium sized potato, diced small 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup vegetable broth

Directions In a large frying pan add oil and corn, sauté 4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients mix well, cover and simmer 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Serve over rice or as a soup dish. 



Did you know?
Maize or corn is one of the most important cereal crops in the African countries of Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.

Kids Are Kids The World Over All Kids Love Playing Africa Hand Clapping Games

Africa for Kids Playing Hand Clapping Games

Africa for Kids, Hand Clapping Games Oral traditions are important in African history and culture. One such oral tradition takes the form of hand clapping games played by children throughout the African continent.

Liberian Refugee Orphans in Ghana at the Africa Heartwood Project Refugee Orphan Home at Buduburam Refugee Camp perform three Liberian clapping games.
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
7-25-2010


The children are speaking traditional Liberian Pidgin-English which they commonly refer to as Coloqwa (KOH-loh-kwah).


Kids Are Kids The World Over All Kids Love Playing Africa Hand Clapping Games, here are three popular hand clapping games in Liberia, Africa.  




Hand Clapping Game #1 Title: Unknown Performed by: Rannecia and Promise
Hand Clapping Game #2  Title: Oh Mama Performed by: Felicia, Victoria, Promise,  Jackerline, Temoh and Princess (We are going "cera", in "cera", in "cera" - used to…

Savory Garlic Mashed Breadfruit Recipe

Savory Garlic Mashed Breadfruit Recipe
Savory Garlic Mashed Breadfruit Recipe


Favorite African Breadfruit Food Recipe

Cooking with breadfruit is easy. Breadfruit is a large, creamy fleshed, mild tasting and starchy with a texture similar to a potato, so of course everyone loves breadfruit in Africa and throughout the caribbean and the world.
Breadfruit is cooked and eaten green or ripe but is usually eaten when ripe but still firm.Ripe breadfruit can be boiled, steamed, or baked and replace potatoes in many recipes.

African Recipes by African Gourmet

Treat breadfruit as you would a potato. African Savory Garlic Mashed Breadfruit is an easy African recipe to make as side dish or a main meal. 

Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 30 min Total time: 50 min

Savory Garlic Mashed Breadfruit Recipe
Ingredients: 1 breadfruit cored, peeled and diced 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 medium chopped onion 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup vegetable stock
2 tablespoons butter
Directions:
In a large pot, add …

Palm Oil Spinach Smoked Meat Stew

Africa Food Spinach Smoked Meat Stew Recipe

Spinach Smoked Meat Stew Recipe
As suggested by the name Spinach and Smoked Meat Stew is a delicious mix of beef, fish, chicken, pork, and shellfish served over rice. Spinach leaves alone have a bitter taste and are sold fresh or dried. The leaves are green with a robust odor and a bitter taste. By Chic African Culture
African food recipe


Yorubas call bitter leaf Ewuro and the Igbos Onugbu, every part of the plant is beneficial from the stem, leaves, and root. Liberian stews are unlike most recipes, Liberian stews are hearty stews that combine numerous meats, fish, and vegetables in one stew.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 55 minutes

Spinach Smoked Meat Stew
Serves 4 Low-fat option with shellfish and no palm oil African food Stew Nutrition facts: 340 calories, 3 grams fat
Ingredients5 ounces of cubed smoked beef 5 ounces of smoked pork sausage 2 skinless chicken thighs 3 smoked fish, flaked 1/2 pound peeled and deve…

All About Voodoo African Batá Drums In Yoruba Africa

All About Voodoo African Batá Drums In Yoruba Africa
Rhythms of Voodoo drumming



Batá drums are the voice of the Voodoo religion, batá are talking drums speak to and for the Yoruba people. Voodoo African Batá Drums In Yoruba Africa. Batá drums are the iconic symbol and sound of the Voodoo religion.

Voodoo Drums
Batá drums are a double-headed drum shaped like an hourglass with one cone larger than the other. The Batá drum is a percussion instrument used primarily for the use of religious or semi-religious purposes for the native culture from the land of Yoruba, located in Nigeria.

Batá drums are also the iconic symbol and sound of the Vodun or Voodoo religion. The talking drums express the histories of the West African Yoruba Oyo. Vodun is one of the world's oldest known religions.

It is commonly believed by academic researchers that these original drums were played to frighten those who would both make war with Oyo and those citizens who would oppose the king. Early Batá perform…

African Growth Opportunity Act, AGOA

African Growth and Opportunity Act, AGOA was signed into law on May 18, 2000. The Act offers incentives to African countries who continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets. The Kingdom of Swaziland is reportedly not holding up its end of the bargain of the AGOA.
Swaziland capital, Mbabane, lies at the northern end of the Ezulwini Valley. The landlocked Kingdom of Swaziland surrounded by South Africa but on the east shares a small border with Mozambique. Swaziland is the smallest country in the African southern hemisphere and is slightly smaller than the U.S. state of New Jersey. The threat of Swaziland being suspended from a US preferential trade agreement for poor progress in meeting democratic norms is threatening the means of support for an extensive number workers in the Kingdom. The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into law on May 18, 2000. The Act offers noticeable incentives for African countries to continue their efforts to open the…

Gesho Plant Used For Food, Firewood, Wages and Medicine

Gesho Plant in Africa Used For Food Firewood Money and Medicine
Gesho Plant in Africa Used For Food Firewood Money and Medicine

Gesho plant is highly valued in rural Africa growing in parts of Kenya, Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Cameroon, Zaire, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Uganda.


Rhamnus prinoides or gesho plant is an indispensable plant for the rural African community. Gesho plant was discovered in 1788 is also known as Dogwood or Shiny Leaf in English, Blinkblaar in Afrikaans, umGlindi in Xhosa, Musvosvadziva in Shona, umNyenye in Zulu and gesho in Amharic.
The African dogwood is a dense shrub or a small tree with glossy foliage and decorative red and purple berries, the tree is no relation of the American and Asian dogwoods. Gesho is a versatile plant used for food, firewood, wages and medicine. Gesho grows bordering forest and at high elevations. The fruits, roots and leaves are utilized, no part of the Gesh…



African proverb friendship quote to live by

<br><br>African proverb friendship quote to live by
Peace and love to your mind body and soul today