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Sweet Green Plantain Cereal Recipe

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Sweet Green Plantain Cereal Recipe Easy green plantain recipe for your sweet-tooth. Plantain leaves are widely used as plates and for lining cooking pits and for wrapping food for cooking or storage.   Green plantains are simply the younger immature stage of the plantain fruit. Nearly all edible plantain plant varieties are derived from two wild species, M. acuminate and M. balbisiana. Plantains are one staple food of Africa sometimes eaten with fish or meat. Plantains tend to be firmer and lower in sugar content than dessert bananas. Sweet Green Plantain Cereal Recipe.   Plantains are a staple food in the tropical regions of the world, treated in much the same way as potatoes and with a similar neutral flavor and texture when the unripe fruit is cooked by steaming, boiling or frying. TV chefs around the world have helped promote the humble plantain into celebrity status. Serves 4. Total time from start to finish 30 minutes. Sweet Green Plantain Cereal Recipe.  Ingre

Swahili Proverbs on Acting Foolishly

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Swahili African Proverbs Swahili proverbs unveil real world concepts of being human in this world. African quotes and proverbs on acting and thinking like a fool, the wise can learn more from a fool than a fool thinks they can learn from the wise. Swahili proverbs address subjects such as unity and cooperation, responsibility, conflict, obedience and disobedience, good, evil, and acting foolishly. Swahili African Proverbs. If there is one person who is to be pitied most in life, it is the fool. Foolishness precedes cleverness, cleverness follows. The elephant can be tripped by creeping plant. Fools may tell little lies small as a thorn but, they will grow to the size of a spear and kill you. No matter how much you feed a lizard it cannot become a crocodile. The quarrelsome fool does not inherit from his relative. Those who play with fire have yet to be burned. A biting fly has no friends. The mouth of a fool is responsible for discord among people. Freshly cut firewood

How to use orange blossom water

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How to Use Orange Blossom Water Recipe. Baklava is filo dough stacked with honey and nuts drizzled with orange blossom water syrup to make a sweet traditional Moroccan North African dessert. The sweet history of Moroccan Baklava is as diverse as the number of ways it is prepared throughout North Africa. Hint: Filo dough and puff pastry are not interchangeable in this recipe. Filo dough is a dough that is stretched to a semitransparent sheet and frozen. Puff pastry is dough thats layered with butter. Moroccan Orange Blossom Water Baklava Recipe      Learn how to make an easy Moroccan North African Orange Blossom Water Baklava recipe with filo dough. Moroccan Orange Blossom Water Baklava Recipe Serves 12 African food Total time from start to finish 1 hour 15 minutes Ingredients One 16 ounce package phyllo dough 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups chopped walnuts 1 cup melted butter Baklava Syrup 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water ½ cup orange blossom honey

Ngorongoro Crater African Garden of Eden

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Ngorongoro Crater African Garden of Eden The spectacular landscape of Ngorongoro Crater together with its remarkable concentration of wildlife is one of the greatest natural wonders of the planet and the African Garden of Eden. The Ngorongoro Crater is referred to as Africa's Garden of Eden. Ngorongoro crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The crater, together with the Olmoti and Empakaai craters are part of the eastern Rift Valley, whose volcanism dates back to the late Mesozoic to the early Tertiary periods and is famous for its geology. The property also includes Laetoli and Olduvai Gorge, which contain an important paleontological record related to human evolution. Ngorongoro Crater is an extinct volcanic caldera about 75 miles or 120 km west of the town of Arusha Tanzania. The caldera measures between 10 and 12 miles or 16 and 19 km across and has an area of 102 square miles or 264 square km. The Ngorongoro Crater has a heavily forested rim which rise

Skin Whitening Creams Erasing All Traces of Dark Skin In Africa

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Skin Whitening Lightening in Africa Light, bright and damn near white, skin whitening creams and soaps is popular in Africa among men and women despite cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and mercury poisoning health risks. Skin Whitening Creams In Africa Used For Erasing All Traces of Dark Skin Mercury is one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern, however, skin whitening and lightening creams and soaps are a billion-dollar business in Africa. For centuries there has been an image that if you have pale or whiter skin it means you are prettier or more handsome than you are with dark skin. The World Health Organization has reported that Nigerians are the highest users of skin whitening and lightening products; 77 percent of Nigerian women use the products on a regular basis. They are followed by Togo 59 percent, South Africa 35 percent, Senegal 27 percent, and Mali 25 percent women reported to use skin lightening products on a regular basis. Studies have found t

Zimbabwe Military Courteous Coup of Robert Mugabe

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What's Going On With Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe Executive President Robert Gabriel Mugabe has been in power since December 31, 1987 and his 40-year reign is ending with a courteous coup courtesy of Zimbabwe Army General Chiwenga and staff.  However Mugabe as of November 18, 2017 has rejected stepping down as Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe first prime minister, has been the country's only ruler as president since 1987.  On November 22, 2017 Mugabe announced he is stepping down as Zimbabwe president. What's Going On With Zimbabwe Military Coup of 93 year old Robert Mugabe In Africa Many leaders do not support Mugabe staying in power, saying "We are presidents, we are not monarchs" Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe first prime minister, has been the country's only ruler as president since 1987 and has dominated the country's political system since independence in 1980. His chaotic land redistribution campaign, which began in 1997

Growing Apples In Africa

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Growing Apples In Africa Africa Apples. Homegrown apples are growing well in African countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Southwest Cameroon, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Libya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Madagascar, Algeria, Tunisia, DR Congo, South Africa, Rwanda, and Zambia. Growing Apples In Africa Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Apples love to grow in African soil. Apples cannot grow in Africa, this belief, as well as many others about Africa, are falsehoods. Being predominantly a temperate fruit requiring very low temperatures, the apple fruit has for a long time been considered exotic but yes, Apples are grown commercially for local consumption and export within numerous East, West and Southern African countries. Homegrown apples are growing well in African countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Southwest Cameroon, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Libya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Madagascar, Algeria, Tunisia, DR Congo, South Africa, Rwanda, and Zambia. Current

Chicken Alecha Mild Ethiopian Stew

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Chicken Ethiopian Stew Recipe Chicken Alecha Mild Ethiopian Stew Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture   Healthy Chicken Alecha is an Ethiopian stew that is not spicy and nothing like it's tremendously spicy cousin Ethiopian Doro Wat stew. Chicken Alecha Mild Ethiopian Stew Recipe Serves 4 Ethiopian food Total time from start to finish 1 hour and 10 minutes Ingredients 4 chicken skinless thighs 1/2 small head red cabbage, shredded 2 onions, sliced 2 cups baby carrots 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 large sweet potato, finely diced 1 tablespoon minced garlic ½ teaspoon cayenne powder Salt and pepper to taste Water to cover One peeled hardboiled egg   Directions In a large pot with a lid, add all ingredients except egg, placing the meat on top, cover with water, place lid and simmer covered for one hour. Serve with boiled egg on the side, Ethiopian Injera bread. Did you know? Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa

History of Rice in West Africa No One Knows About

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History of Rice in West Africa No One Knows About. Rice, a staple food in many African countries. Rice has been cultivated in West Africa for over 3,000 years, however, about 450 years ago, the Asian species, Oryza sativa, was introduced to Africa from Asia and the demand for Asian rice has outpaced the demand for African rice among Africans. Secret History of Rice in West Africa. African rice, whose scientific name is Oryza glaberrima, is unique to Africa. Rice is not only a vital part of African culture but also a favorite food. Long-grain white rice imported from Thailand and Vietnam are more widely consumed by most West Africans.  African rice Since 1960, when most West African countries were gaining independence, the total population of the region was just over 90 million but in the course of over 50 years, the population nearly quadrupled, reaching 342 million by 2015. Such huge population growth has a major impact on agriculture and on the demand of its food resources,

Botswana Giant One-Legged Man Rock Engravings

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Matsieng Footprints Learn all about the Matsieng Footprints of a Giant One-Legged Man Rock Engravings in southeast Botswana. Giant One-Legged Man Rock Engravings Matsieng where life began in Botswana Africa. Botswana Matsieng Footprints of a Giant One-Legged Man Rock Engraving About a 45 minute drive from the capital of Botswana, Gaborone, just after the village of Rasesa in the Kgatleng District of Botswana lays a Giant One-Legged Man Rock Engravings u-shaped footprints. Matsieng is one of the sacred ancestors of the local Southern Sotho Tswana people. Local Botswana folklore tells of the Matsieng Footprints in a slab of sandstone punctured by two deep holes and sacred rock engravings are that the first ancestor of the Batswana, Matsieng who was a one-legged giant man who climbed out of one of the deep holes followed by his people, and their livestock and wildlife. The Matsieng Footprints are now very faint were probably made by Khoe herders, and date to the beginni

Botswana Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew

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Botswana Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew Recipe African Vegetable Recipe Real Botswana Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew Recipe Vegetable Stew cooked the Botswana African way with Imbuya Spinach, peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic and rich spices. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 11-4-2017 Botswana Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew African Recipes by African Gourmet   Fresh sautéed onions and peppers along with a rich blend of spices create a flavorful Botswanan Imbuya spinach vegetarian stew recipe.   Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 20 min Total time: 35 min Ingredients 3 handfuls wild African spinach 2 medium chopped onions 1 medium chopped red bell pepper 1 medium chopped green bell pepper 4 medium chopped tomatoes 1 teaspoon allspice ½ teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon tamarind paste 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon minced garlic ¼ cup olive oil 2 cups vegetable stock

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