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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Three Super Easy African Homemade Spice Recipes

The art of African cooking lies in the blending of herbs and spices to flavor food. Recipes for the heart, mind, and soul.

Make over 300 African Food Recipes

Try new spice recipes to make every night for dinner, it’s time to upgrade your recipe skills to the next level. 

There is no better way to understand a culture than through its food. Food bonds families, friends, and communities as well as giving everyday nourishment.  Add a new aroma to your food life. Ja means eat in the African language Southern Sotho (soh-toh) or Sesotho (se-soh-toh.) Here are three super easy homemade spice recipes from our book A Field of Greens.

Three Super Easy African Homemade Spice Recipes

Three Super Easy African Homemade Spice Recipes


Simple Ground Curry

Ghana

Yield about 1/4 cup


Ingredients

1 teaspoon sweet paprika

1 teaspoon coriander

2 teaspoons cumin

½ teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoons turmeric

2 teaspoons mustard seeds


Directions

Mix all ingredients well and store in an airtight container away from light and heat.


Chermoula

North Africa

Yield about ¾ cup


Ingredients

1 ½ cups fresh cilantro

2 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon paprika

1 tablespoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

½ teaspoon black pepper

¼ cup olive oil

1 teaspoon salt


Directions

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In a food processor, add all ingredients, process until mixture resembles a thick sauce. Add more olive oil if needed.


Ground Piri Piri

Mozambique

Yield about ½  cup


Ingredients

1 teaspoon dried lemon peel

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon salt

¼ cup cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon red pepper flake


Directions

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and store in an airtight container away from light and heat.


Second edition of A Field of Greens has the same favorite recipes we all know and love plus a new chapter on drinks, Ashanti Adinkra symbols and a few more surprises. With 111 easy African slow cooker recipes, fall in love with your slow cooker all over again. 


More economical easy breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes to make right now so you never have to eat or prepare a boring meal again.

  1. Curried Tanzanian Coconut Okra Recipe
  2. Frikkadelle an Afrikaner dish of meatballs
  3. Senegalese Chicken Vermicelli
  4. Chadian Steamed Honey Cassava Buns
  5. Cameroon Smoked Bonga Fish Stew

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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