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Mealie Potjiekos South African Vegetable Stew

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Mealie Potjiekos Recipe

Mealie Potjiekos This hearty traditional South African stew is an easy to make vegetable corn stew, just add chicken to Mealie Potjiekos for a variation on this traditional South African stew. Mealie Potjiekos Recipe
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
10-28-2017


Mealie Potjiekos is a delicious vegetable corn stew.

Ingredients
3 cups vegetable stock
One 15 ounce can whole kernel corn
One 15 ounce can cream corn
1 can evaporated milk
One 14 ounce can tomatoes
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon red pepper flake (optional)

Directions:
In a large pot on medium heat, add oil then sauté onions one minute. Drain the can of whole kernel corn then add all ingredients into a large saucepan. Simmer on low uncovered for 30 minutes. Serve warm.




Did you know?
Maize (corn) is the most important grain crop in South Africa and is grown throughout the country.

Eggplant and Tomato Tunisian Roasted Vegetable Salad Recipe

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The Truth Aboubt Reliable Affordable Electricity in Africa

Roasted Vegetable Salad Salata Meshwiya also known as Roasted Vegetable Salad is a hors d'oeuvre recipe served largely in the African country of Tunisia. Eggplant and Tomato Tunisian Roasted Vegetable Salad Recipe
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
10-25-2017


How to choose eggplants - Look for firm eggplants that feel heavy for their size and have smooth, shiny skins and bright green stems.

Salata Meshwiya Recipe

Ingredients 
3 large ripe tomatoes, diced
 ½ eggplant thinly sliced
 ½ teaspoon salt
 1 teaspoon cumin
 2 teaspoons garlic, crushed
 2 tablespoons olive oil

 Directions
 In a large saucepan over medium heat add oil, heat then add eggplant and spices cook until eggplant is soft. Add tomatoes, garlic mix well serve warm with traditional Tunisian bread, tabouna bread.


Did you know?
Tunisia is home of the ancient city of Carthage. Hannibal of Carthage war elephants were depicted in the movie…

Alphabetical List Of African Independence Dates

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Alphabetical List Of African Independence Dates Africa has a history of earning her independence from forced rule. African independence took place mainly in the 1960’s when her people began to assert the right to independence and self-government.


Alphabetical List Of African Independence Dates
The colonizing of Africa imposed boundaries without regard to culture or heritage of native Africans. With a mix of Arabic, Danish, German, Indian, African, French, Italian, Chinese and European influences Africa is truly a melting pot of language, culture and idea’s.

Africa faced colonization, occupation and aggression from the United Kingdom, Germany, Romans, Arabs, Danish, Berbers, Turkish Ottoman Empire, the French, Portuguese, Italians, the Dutch and countless internal battles.




A Algeria- After more than a century of rule by France, Algerians fought through much of the 1950's to achieve independence in 1962.
Angola- In 1483 Portuguese arrive to then Luanda; Portuguese is the official l…

The Walking Dead | Learn All About Voodoo

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The truth about African Voodoo Zombies and the Walking Dead Better known as Vodun, Voodoo probably is not what you think it is since African Voodoo is not accurately portrayed in movies, on TV or in books with the walking dead or zombies raining down destruction. African Voodoo is a nature based community centered religion.

Benin is the center of voodoo worship in West Africa.
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
The walking dead? Zombies?  Animal sacrifice? What do you really know about Voodoo?  What are Voodoo Zombies or the Walking Dead? Zombies do not have to be dead. In African and Caribbean Voodoo cultures, zombies are more mindless servants than the walking dead. Zombies are people who do the mindless bidding of a person and are seemingly possessed by them.

Zombies represent a slave to master relationship. However, the concept of the undead zombie has existed through time and across cultures, they reveal who fundamentally we fear we are, and they warn us about…

Our Spicy Baked Chickpeas Recipe is Addictive

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Warning: Our Spicy Baked Chickpeas Recipe is Addictive

Baharat spicy baked chickpea Recipe from Ethiopia is delicious, high fiber, crispy, crunchy addictive snack food.


Spicy Baked Chickpeas Recipe is an Addictive Snack Food
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
10-21-2017


How To Make Crispy Baked Chickpeas in the Oven.
By Chic African Culture
African food recipe

A well-known part of the Ethiopian diet is chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans. Our Spicy Baked Chickpeas Recipe is seasoned with 9 spices and perfectly baked every time.

Addictive Baharat Spicy Baked Chickpeas Recipe Snack FoodServes 4
Addictive African snack food
Total time from start to finish 1 hour 15 minutes


Ingredients 2 cans chickpeas, drained 1 tablespoon dried mint 2 dried hot red chilies 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1 tablespoon dried coriander ¼ cinnamon stick 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon cardamom seeds 2 whole cloves
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. A…

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Spice Cumin

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Cumin

Cumin Spice, Cumin Indigenous Medicine Cumin is an ancient spice grown in Egypt and used since antiquity in traditional healing systems.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Spice Cumin
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
10-20-2017


Cumin seeds are sometimes used whole, but more commonly they are ground into powder.


What does cumin taste like?  Cumin has an unmistakable flavor, when a dish is flavored with cumin; it has a nutty peppery slightly smoky flavor.
Where does cumin come from? Cumin is one of the earliest cultivated herbs in Africa. Cumin is a low-growing annual herb of the Nile valley, but cultivated in the Mediterranean region, Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, India, China, and Palestine from very early times and is a strong tasting herb.
How does cumin grow? Cumin can grow outdoors, in containers, and hydroponics. Cumin plants are known to attract beneficial insects. The plants mature in about 2 - 3 m…

Mercury Poisoning Happens Every Day In Africa

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Mercury Poisoning Happens Every Day In Africa

Mercury Environment Poisoning, Minamata Convention on Mercury Exposure to mercury even in small amounts may cause serious health problems as in the case of Minamata disease.

Mercury Poisoning Happens Every Day In Africa
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
10-19-2017


Mercury is a chemical element with symbol Hg and atomic number 80. Mercury is one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern.
What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury?
Minamata disease is a debilitating neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning. The serious health and environmental effects resulting from the mercury pollution, and the need to ensure proper management of mercury gave birth to the Minamata Convention on Mercury. 
The objective of the Minamata Convention on Mercury is to protect the human health and the environment and releases of mercury and mercury compounds into the ground, air and water environment.
Minamata …