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South African Lamb Bobotie Recipe

South African Lamb Bobotie Recipe Lamb Meatloaf Recipe
South African Healthy Ground Lamb Meatloaf Bobotie Recipe Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 12-9-2012
South African Lamb Bobotie Recipe By Chic African Culture
African food recipe


Lamb bobotie contains healthy low-fat ground lamb, apricot jam, bananas, apples, curry powder, onions and tomatoes. Serve lamb bobotie with yellow rice and fresh vegetables.

South African Healthy Ground Lamb Meatloaf Bobotie RecipeServes 8
African food
Total time from start to finish 1.5 hours

Ingredients
2 pounds ground lamb
2 medium onions finely chopped
2 large tomatoes finely chopped
2 tablespoons white vinegar

2 large eggs
1 tablespoon apricot jam
1/2 banana sliced
1 large apple finely chopped
2 tablespoons curry powder
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
Salt to taste

Directions Brown lamb lightly and drain off excess fat. Remove lamb. Add onions to same pot lamb was cook in and cook onions until transparent. Add all ingr…

Liberian rice bread recipe is traditional bread from Liberia

Liberian rice bread recipe is traditional bread from Liberia

Rice bread Liberian rice bread recipe is traditional bread from Liberia Africa
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
2-16-2016
By Chic African Culture
African food recipe

Liberian rice bread recipe is time honored Liberian bread baked by households across the country.

Rice bread recipeServes 4
African food
Total time from start to finish 50 minutes

Ingredients 2 cups rice flour 3 mashed very ripe yellow plantains or very ripe bananas 1 cup whole milk 2 large eggs ¼ cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon ginger ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ cup vegetable oil

Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl add all ingredients and stir until thoroughly blended. Bake in a well-greased loaf pan for about 40 minutes.


Did you know?
Liberia is Africa's oldest republic. Rice is eaten as breakfast, lunch and dinner in most Liberian households.

Super Easy Banana Fritters

Super Easy Banana Fritters
Complete your meal with a sweet African dessert Super Easy Banana Fritters. There are thousands of ethnic groups across Africa which influence the use of bananas in African food recipes. 
Super Easy Banana Fritters

Ingredients 10 medium very ripe bananas
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 beaten egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
Sugar for dusting

Directions

Mash the bananas well in a bowl. Stir in nutmeg, cinnamon, and egg. Add 2 cups flour and mix well. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes. Heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan. Drop 1 tablespoon at a time of the mixture into the oil. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sugar. Serve hot.



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Zambia Sesame Seed Sauce

Sesame seeds or Sesamum indicum grow in tropical regions of Africa including Zambia.

Sesame seeds are one of the oldest crops processed for oil and are yellow or black colored seeds. Zambia sesame seed sauce is a thick paste similar in texture to peanut butter but made from sesame seeds. 
Tahini is also a paste made from ground sesame seeds used primarily in Middle Eastern cooking. Zambian sesame seed sauce is an easy African food recipe for a dip used for fritters and slices of bread and as a sauce for poultry.
Zambia Sesame Seed Sauce
Ingredients 1 cup toasted sesame seeds ½ teaspoon onion salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions Place all ingredients into a food processor, use the pulse setting on the processor and slowly add oil while grounding until mixture is the consistency of a peanut butter sauce. Tahini is also a paste made from ground sesame seeds used primarily in Middle Eastern cooking. Serve Zambia Sesame Seed Sauce as a dip, sauce on poultry or sandwiches.


Water Scarcity | Fresh Water Problems in Africa

Deadly Water Scarcity, Fresh Water Problems in Africa
Deadly Water Scarcity, Fresh Water Problems in Africa
By Chic African Culture Press Writer
Rwanda, Africa
Friday February 10 2012 7:44 ET




Africa Water Issues
In Africa more than 25 percent of the population spends more than half an hour per round trip to collect water and sadly people living in the slums of Africa pay 5 to 10 times more for water than those living in higher income areas.


Half of humanity now lives in cities, and within two decades, nearly 60 percent of the world's people will be urban dwellers. Two main challenges related to water are affecting the sustainability of human urban settlements: the lack of access to safe water and sanitation. About 65 percent of Africa is arid or semi-arid and more than 300 of the 800 million people in Africa below the Sahara desert live in a water-scarce environment.


South Sudan girls collecting waterPlastic bottles are reused in South Sudan for practically all purposes Water Africa


Brief History of Chad and the war on terror

The Republic of Chad is 495,800 sq miles or 317 million acres in area with a little less than 2 people living per mile, its Capital is N'Djamena and is largely semi-desert country rich in gold and uranium. The Republic of Chad is located in Central Africa and is Africa's fifth-largest nation with a population of 12.4 million.

During a ten year span from 1883 - 1893, Sudanese Rabih al-Zubayr conquers the African kingdoms of Ouadai, Baguirmi and Kanem-Bornu were located in present day Chad.

A gradual process of introducing Islam into Chad took place in the 16th and 17th centuries during the kingdoms of the Bagirmi and Ouaddai. In the 1880s, Chad was conquered by the Sudanese warlord Rabih al-Zubair.

Chad was first defined as a national territory in 1910, as one of the four making up French Equatorial Africa. Chad was a part of France's African assets until 1960. Chad suffered three decades of civil warfare, before a shaky balance was restored in 1990. In 1998, an ongoing …

Light Sweet Delicious Stuffed Date

Two Ingredient Almond Stuffed Dates
North African Simple Almond Stuffed Dates


Make light sweet delicious two ingredient stuffed dates as an appetizer or dessert. This date nut recipe is so easy kids can create this tasty date recipe dish on their own.


Two Ingredient Almond Stuffed Dates


Ingredients 20 pitted dates 20 whole almonds

Directions Open date, place nuts in the center of each date and close. Serve as a healthy appetizer at your next gathering.


Did you know? Dates may be stuffed with many different fillings such as walnuts, fruits, and Bree and goat cheese or simply drizzled with white chocolate 





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Ten Democratic Republic of Congo African Proverbs

Ten Democratic Republic of Congo African Proverbs

Wisdom - Knowledge - Freedom
Ten Democratic Republic of Congo African Proverbs


Ten African Proverbs from the 12th largest country in the world, the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese people of the Democratic Republic of Congo have endured decades of civil war and political turmoil and are still able to contribute positive energy to the world coming out the other side whole and well. Congolese people are children of light, not darkness.


Congolese Children of Light African Proverbs
Intelligence is like fire, people take it from others.
The basket that was used to carry a gift to a neighbor will bring back another gift.
The person who pursues two things will miss all of them.
A small mistake can bring great damage.
The less important person is the one bringing much problems.
She prepares a good meal, but the husband says there is too much salt.
Unity finished the greatness of the forest.
Suffering is a teacher.
Girls face the same is…

Tuareg Music, Desert Political Guitar Rock

Omara “Bombino” Moctar and Tinariwen Tuareg desert musical political rock replace guns for guitars.  

The Tuareg are nomadic tribesmen in the Sahara and Sahel regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. Tuareg is descended from nomadic people who have walked the desert dunes for a millennium. Along with fighting the dry harsh climate of the desert, the Tuareg have also been battling for their independence in Niger and Mali. Two Tuareg musicians Omara “Bombino” Moctar and Tinariwen are major influences on the desert political guitar rock culture.



Nigerien musician Omara “Bombino” Moctar is a globally celebrated Tuareg guitarist and singer-songwriter from the Ifoghas tribe Agadez, Niger. His songs are sung in the Tuareg language of Tamashek musically expressing issues concerning the Tuareg people. 


"With music, we can have dialogue," says Bombino, who lists Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure and Jimi Hendrix as major influences on him. "We can talk openly and explain ourselves without usin…



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