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Malva Pudding a Traditional South African Dessert

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Malva Pudding a Traditional South African Dessert
Malva Pudding is not only a traditional South African dessert but also a sweet warm cake-like dessert that was loved by Nelson Mandela. Malva pudding is scooped into bowl and topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. A vegetarian version can be made by replacing eggs with condensed milk.

Malva Pudding a Traditional South African Dessert

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons apricot jam 1 teaspoon baking soda A small pinch of salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vinegar 3/4 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions Cream eggs and sugar add jam mix well. Sieve flour, soda, and salt. Add melted butter, vinegar, vanilla and milk to the egg mixture alternately with the flour. Bake in an ovenproof dish at 350°f 45 minutes. Malva pudding is scooped into a bowl and topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


Xenophobia Dangerous Lies and Treacherous Myths

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Xenophobia Lies and Myths in South Africa

One person’s truth is another person’s lie; Xenophobia is the unreasoned fear felt to be foreign or bizarre.

Those who suffer from xenophobia in Africa and around the world live a fearful nonexistent life drenched in xenophobia fervent dangerous lies.
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
2-25-2014


You have the freedom to discover who you are beyond your language, class, gender, and culture. We believe prejudices and stereotypes about other cultures without finding out the truth for ourselves which leads to racism and xenophobic attitudes.

Foreign nationals in South Africa say they are not taking anyone's jobs. They say that they are targeted because they are hard workers, and succeed at making money honestly. Foreign nationals say South Africans are bitter of their successes and should work with them as African brothers in order to learn valuable skills. The South African Government need to offer skills so South Afri…

Umsila Wenkomo or Oxtail Stew a Slow Cooker Recipe

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Umsila Wenkomo means Oxtail Stew in the Xhosa (Koh-Suh) language. Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa. Nelson Mandela was of the Xhosa people and Umsila Wenkomo or Oxtail Stew was one of his favorite meals.

Slow Cooker Oxtail Stew Recipe
Ingredients4 pounds oxtails 2 cups beef broth or stock 2 cups baby carrots 4 medium potatoes unpeeled and quartered 1 hot pepper 1 tablespoon crushed garlic 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon brown sugar Salt and pepper to taste
DirectionsAdd all ingredients except for meat in a large slow cooker and mix well, add meat and simmer on low for 9-10 hours or high 6-7 hours. Serve with white rice.

Three Modern African Fiction Must Reads

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Three Modern African Fiction Must Reads
Many times people ask me, what is a good fictional book to read on Africa? 


Walking into a bookstore or browsing online, you are immediately hit with the notion that there are millions of books, what is a truly good read?
The African Gourmet top three modern African fiction must read are Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill, Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi and The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna.

Overall, I happily invest three hours a day reading.  I read to understand things I have never been exposed to by grace. Below is a short list of the books that inspired me to learn, grow, and laugh and to be motivated. Please share books you love in the comments section below.



Someone Knows My Name
by Lawrence Hill

Kidnapped from Africa as a child, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan, she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and e…

What is coming does not beat a drum

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What is coming does not beat a drum What is coming does not beat a drum
African Proverb
What is coming does not beat a drum - Malawi Proverb




What is coming does not beat a drum means danger doesn't announce itself with trumpets. This African Proverb is meant to warn that dangerous situations are not announced publicly in advance. By engaging in selfish behavior such as corruption, politicians are effectively subjecting themselves and their country to an ill-fated future. In Malawi, the country’s economic performance has historically been constrained by policy inconsistency, poor infrastructure, and rampant corruption.
About Malawi the warm heart of Africa




1.In the year 1480, Bantu tribes unite several smaller political states to form the Maravi Confederacy that at its height includes large parts of present-day Zambia and Mozambique plus the modern state of Malawi.
2.In 1891, present day Malawi was sectioned off and became the British protectorate of Nyasaland.
3.Malawi celebrates indepe…

Nelson Mandela Sweet Chicken Recipe

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Nelson Mandela Sweet Chicken Recipe

Nelson Mandela's personal chef says he was not a picky eater, he liked traditional down-home food. One of Nelson Mandela's favorite meals was Sweet Chicken. Cooking easy meals like Sweet Chicken satisfied Nelson Mandela and will satisfy the entire family at dinner time.
Xoliswa Ndoyiya in her new book Ukutya Kwasekhaya: Tastes from Nelson Mandela's Kitchen says Sweet Chicken was one of President Nelson Mandela's favorite meals. Xoliswa Ndoyiya started cooking for him two years before he became president, which is over 22 years of cooking meals like Sweet Chicken. Below is our take on one of Nelson Mandela's beloved dishes, Sweet Chicken.
Nelson Mandela Sweet Chicken Recipe
Ingredients

2 skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 chicken bouillon cube spice
1 cup any sweet marmalade or jam
1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Heat oil in …

Fatherly Love African Proverbs

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Fatherly Love African Proverbs
Fatherly Love African Proverbs; Fatherly love is the greatest gift given to a child.

Fatherly Love African Proverbs

African proverbs, fatherly love is the greatest gift given to a child. Fatherly love African proverbs teach us love holds a child tight, supports the soul and teaches how to love the world in return. African proverbs on the importance of fathers in a child’s emotional and social development set the stage for the path followed by the child later in life.


When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him. ∽ African Proverb

Hold a child with both hands. ∽ African Proverb

Learning expands great souls. ∽ African Proverb

If a child washes his hands he could eat with kings. ∽ African Proverb
Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. ∽ African Proverb

Nobody is born wise. ∽ African proverb



A person is a person because of other persons ∽ African Proverb Thanks for my child


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Nakupenda means Love in Swahili

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In the Swahili language, the word Nakupenda means you are in love.Nakupenda is pronounced just as its spelled Na-ku-pen-da.
Swahili is a relatively simple language to learn, mostly because words are pronounced as they are written. Hakuna matata is the most popular quote and means no worries. The phrase gained international recognition after it was used in the animated movie The Lion King.

We Love You
Learn the Swahili language of love