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Pumpkin Sweetbreads South African Bredie Stew

Pumpkin Sweetbreads South African Bredie Stew
South African Sweetbread Food Recipe

Pumpkin Sweetbread Bredie Stew Recipe Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 9-23-2012

By Chic African Culture
African food recipe

What are Sweetbreads? Despite the alluring name, Sweetbreads are not sweet and contain no pieces of bread. Sweetbreads are offal meats or organ meats, the thymus and pancreas from veal and lamb, beef and pork.

Pumpkin Sweetbreads Bredie Stew RecipeServes 4
African food
Total time from start to finish 50 minutes

Sweetbreads are available from respectable butchers.
Ingredients     2 pounds veal sweetbreads soaked for two hours and rinsed well 1 cup canned puree pumpkin 1 cup any sliced mushrooms 1 small onion diced 1 cup sliced tomatoes 11/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoon butter 11/2 cup cream 4 cups water
Directions Take all the fat off sweetbreads; throw into boiling water; add one teaspoonful of salt and simmer 20 minutes, remove all skin and pic…

Bokmakiri Goat Cheese Broccoli Soup

Bokmakiri is a type of soft goat's milk cheese made in South Africa

This broccoli soup with Bokmakiri goat cheese is easy to make soup that uses just a few ingredients and is full of tasty flavor.
Bokmakiri Goat Cheese Broccoli Soup
1 cup of goat cheese
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons of a solid fat like bacon grease, butter or lard
¼ teaspoons sea salt
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Melt fat; add dry ingredients gradually the liquid then add broccoli. When at boiling point and just ready to serve add cheese. Any kind of cheese may be used for this purpose.

Smart Beautiful and Hot African Fashion Magazines

Haute African Fashion Magazines
Highlighting modern African perspectives of African fashion and everything in between. Each magazine has its own uniqueness however; each magazine provides a positive portrayal of Africa and her continuing inspiration on culture throughout the world. Listed are a few of our favorite haute African fashion magazines. Many more print and digital African publications are media standouts reflecting Africa’s gorgeous diverse culture discover your favorite.
Zen Magazine Africa is a vibrant African - based global online magazine that promotes fashion, travel, models, African Heritage and cultural arts from Africans.

ARISE is Africa’s first and foremost international style magazine. Highlighting African achievement in fashion, music, culture and politics, it provides a positive portrayal of the continent and its contribution to contemporary society across the world.

New African Womanis a colorful lifestyle magazine dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of fashi…

Republic of Benin Crest: Dahomey achieved independence in 1960

The West African Country French Dahomey achieved independence in 1960; it changed its name to the Republic of Benin in 1975. Republic of Benin CrestCrest Two horns (cornucopias) with corn in the ear and filled with sand
The shield is broken into four quadrants: (1) Somba Castle (2) Star of Benin (3) Palm Tree (4) Ship
The shield is supported by two leopards which are the national animal of Benin
Motto below the shields states Fraternité, Justice, Travail
"Brotherhood, Justice, Work"

Anthem of Benin: L'Aube Nouvelle (French)
The Dawn of a New Day

More About Benin Family Households
The population is primarily located in the south, with the highest concentration of people residing in and around the cities on the Atlantic coast; most of the north remains sparsely populated with higher concentrations of residents in the west.

Benin has a youthful age structure with almost 65% of the population under the age of 25. Poverty, unemployment, increased living costs, and dwindling resources incr…

Sports Illustrated 1987 Sportsman of The Year in Track and Field

Sports Illustrated 1987 Sportsman of The Year in Track and Field Kipchoge Kip Keino was Sports Illustrated 1987 Sportsman of The Year in Track and Field. Kipchoge Kip Keino the first chapter in Kenya’s success story in distance running.

Kip Keino born January 17, 1940 in Nandi Hills, Kenya. Keino, played rugby before taking up athletics. Keino’s father, a long-distance runner himself, encouraged his son in the sport. Keino is a four time Olympic winner in 1,500, 5k and steeplechase fields. Keino won a bronze, two silver and gold in 1968.

At the 1968 Olympics, he competed in six distance races in eight days. Kip Keino beat the favored Jim Ryun in the Olympic in Mexico City by 1,500 meters in 1968 the widest margin of victory in that event in Olympic history.

Keino and his wife took in many orphaned children while having seven of their own. After finishing his sporting career in 1973, Keino lived on a farm in Western Kenya where he heads a charitable foundation for orphans and became …

Tribes of Kenya Facts

Tribes of Kenya Facts

Facts About Kenya Kenya has one of the most culturally diverse populations in Africa. Kenyan tribes include, the Kikuyus, also known as Gikuyu, Luhya, Luo tribe, Kalenjin, the Kamba tribe, also called the Akamba, Kisii, Maasai, and the Meru.
Kenyan Culture
Tribes of Kenya Eight Interesting Facts
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture

There are over 40 Kenya tribes; indigenous tribes of Kenya fall into three ethnic groups, namely: the Bantus, the Cushites and the Nilotes.
Kenyan Tribes Facts  Capital: Nairobi Area: 580,367 sq. km (slightly more than twice the size of Nevada) Population: 45 million

Largest tribes in Kenya

The Kikuyus, also known as Gikuyu or Agikuyu, make up Kenya’s largest ethnic group around 22%.The Kikuyu tribe is a Bantu tribe that neighbors the Embu, Mbeere and Meru tribes around Mount Kenya. Kikuyus speak the Kikuyu language, and most of them live around the fertile central highlands and Mount Kenya where they m…

International Literacy Day

Reading inspires children to be successful in school and life. On November 17, 1965, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO declared September 8th of each year International Literacy Day. 
International Literacy Day goal is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. The goal of the program is the promotion of literacy being an essential human right and the groundwork for learning. With formal and non-formal reading programs worldwide, UNESCO works to realize the vision of a literate world for all.
September 8th is International Literacy Day
·793 Million Adults Worldwide Cannot Read These Words ·64% of them are Women ·10 Countries Account for 72% of All Illiterate Adults ·67 Million Primary School-Age Children are not enrolled in school
Why Is Reading Important?
·Reading is fundamental to function in today's society ·It is a means of language acquisition ·Many well-paying jobs require reading as a part of job per…

Farming African Proverbs

Farming African Proverbs Farming African Proverbs

If the day of harvesting or eating yams is the same as the day of planting yams, even goats will not be allowed to eat the yam peels. (English)
Nenye etedugbe enyetefagbe la anye gbowoha madu tetsro o. (Ewe language)
Ikiwa siku yakuvuna magimbi ingekua kama siku ya ku panda, basi hata mbuzi wasinge ruhusiwakula maganda. (Swahili)
Si le jour de récolte d’ignames serait comme le jour de sasemence, même les chèvres ne séraient pasautorisées à manger ses pelures. (French)

Farming African proverb explained Due to changing conditions in many African societies from rural agrarian populations into blue-collar urbanites, this kind of proverb is well placed to educate people to be humble and not forget their humble backgrounds even when they become very successful people later on in life.

They should be kind to others who may not be fortunate enough to benefit from the joys of modern life. They should have open minds and open hearts in sharing and…

Ethiopia has Africa’s largest livestock population

Most of Ethiopia's estimated 71 million sheep and goats are raised by small farmers who used them as a major source of meat and household income. When food prices rise, as seen during the 2011 drought, poor households are forced to choose between selling livestock to maintain current consumption levels or risk malnutrition to protect future income sources.
Ethiopia has Africa’s largest livestock population

With an estimated 52 million cattle, 36 million sheep, 35 million goats and 5 million camels in 2009, Ethiopia has Africa’s largest livestock population. Pastoralist communities are highly dependent on income from livestock to pay for food, health services, and school fees. 

When food prices rise, as seen during the 2011 drought, poor households are forced to choose between selling livestock to maintain current consumption levels or risk malnutrition to protect future income sources.

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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