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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

African Slow Cooker Recipes

Make 111 Easy African Slow Cooker Recipes.

Enjoy simple crockpot slow cooker African food recipes from all over the African continent. 

Make 111 Easy African Slow Cooker Recipes.
A Field of Greens Second Edition

African food influences

Southern Africa
Southern African food has influences from indigenous Black tribes, Indians, Malaya, and Irish.

East Africa
In East Africa, many hundreds of years ago, the Arabs settled on the coast, and Arabic influences are especially reflected with the use of sweet spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. The British and Indians brought with them to Africa their curries and the technique of pickling to East Africa. Asians introduced citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and limes. Portuguese introduced items like chili's, pineapples, and bananas.

Northern Africa
In North Africa, the Ottoman Turks brought sweet pastries and other bakery products.

Central Africa
Central Africa’s influence comes from the introduction of cassavas, peanuts, and pepper plants that arrived along with the slave trade.

Western Africa
In West Africa the Portuguese, French, and British influenced regional cuisines with the introduction of plantains, citrus and pineapples, which are legacy of slave ship traffic between Africa and North America. African soups and stews contain ingredients from fruits, vegetables, beef, lamb, chicken, shrimp, and fish from African coast to coast. 

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. A Field of Greens is also available as a unabridged kindle book. A Field of Greens Second Edition Physical cookbook A Field of Greens Second Edition Kindle apps cookbook.

What to cook in the crockpot slow cooker? Make South African Chutney Chicken tonight for the family.

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South African Chutney Chicken Crockpot Slow Cooker Recipe


1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth

1/3 cup finely chopped onion

1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper

1/3 cup chopped carrot

1/3 cup chopped dried apricots

1/3 cup chopped dried figs

1/3 cup golden raisins

2 tablespoons your favorite chutney

1 tablespoon mustard seed

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

2 tablespoons minced fresh mint

1 tablespoon lemon juice


In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken is tender and serve with cooked couscous.

Field of Greens 111 African Slow Cooker Recipes kindle cookbook.
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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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