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African Folklore Story of Huzuni the Sad Frog

African Folklore Story of Huzuni the Sad Frog
African Folklore Story of Huzuni the sad frog is a heart-wrenching story of a mother who was cruel and cold towards her two loving children. Adamou and Touka have more need of a kind mother than a cruel beating. African Folklore Story of Huzuni the Sad Frog
As the elders say, there was a woman who lived in the town of Witu who had two children ages 8 and 6 whom she treated brutally. The children hide away one day and whispered together one day. The boy, Adamou, said to his sister, "Little sister, are you happy with our mother?"

"No," answered the little girl, whose name was Touka. "She yells me and beats me for no reason, and I can never please her."

"She was angry with me this morning," said Adamou, "and she beat me until I could cry no more.”

"Let us run away," said Touka. "The animals and the trees will be good to us. They love us and we will be happy together."

That ni…

Beauty of Egyptian Lotus Flower Garlands and Wreaths

The lotus flower is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world with a long history in many Egyptian religious and cultural decorating ceremonies. Egyptians prized the lotus flower as it came to symbolize the Sun and creation.

Beauty of Egyptian Lotus Flower Garlands and Wreaths Beauty of Egyptian Lotus Flower Garlands and Wreaths

In ancient Egypt, the creation of lotus flower garlands and wreaths became an art form so prized these adornments were held by the highly civilized nation with reverence. With them, the composition of a garland possessed a deep significance, and warriors, political leaders, and poets alike sought-after these flower and aromatic plant emblems as their most valued status.

The ancient Egyptians did not confine flowers and aromatic plants to their sacred rites; they also considered them as essential to their day-to-day life. The Egyptians, though they offered the finest fruit and the finest flowers to the Gods, and employed perfumes at all their sacred fest…

Kaldou Sea Bream Fish Soup

Kaldou Sea Bream Fish Soup Kaldou Sea Bream Soup is a popular Senegalese fish recipe with a vegetable pottage that is close to soup. Sea bream is very versatile and used in many baked, fried, simmered and sautéed recipes of coastal Senegal.


Kaldou Sea Bream Fish Soup
Ingredients 2 cleaned medium size  sea bream 1 piece of guédji salted and dried fish 4 chopped white or yellow onions 2 large fresh diced tomatoes 2 diakhatou garden eggs chopped 1 clove chopped garlic           6 pieces of fresh chopped okra 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 cups vegetable broth 2 handfuls of sorrel leaves 1 teaspoon chili pepper 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon palm oil
Directions In large pot heat oil add vegetables and spices cook 3 minutes. Add vegetable broth and guédji simmer 20 minutes. Meanwhile season bream with peppers add to vegetable broth and simmer 10 minutes. Serve with rice.
Did you know?
Guédj (guédji or guédji) is a salted and dried fish that is used in soups and stews to heighten the taste. Guédj tast…

15 Powerful African ASE Proverbs to Encourage You Today

When life gets tough, people turn to a motivational African ASE proverb quote from the elders for encouragement. So read on and let them encourage you today and everyday. Ase. The Yoruba word Ase, pronounced AH SHAY is the divine force, energy, and power to make things happen.

15 Powerful African ASE Proverbs to Encourage You Today


ASE Powerful Proverbs to Encourage You


The words of the elders are blessed.

The heavy hanging of the fruit does not mean it will fall from the tree.

The path does not stop the walker from making the journey.

A gourd gets smooth because of being passed around by many hands.

Arriving ahead does not mean success in the raid.

No hyena deserves to be entertained twice.

A healer has no fame in his home.

The one who eats with a spoon does not know the one using fingers is burning.

One who cooks two pots never fails to burn one.

Do not judge a warrior by the strength of his muscles.

Freshly cut firewood laughs at the one that is already burning, …

African Lion Mustard Essential Oil Healing Rub

African Lion DIY Sore Muscle Rub With Essential Oil


African Lion DIY Sore Muscle Rub has been used for centuries under various names using heat from the pepper, mustard, peppermint and ginger plants to improve blood flow to drive away pain.

African herbalists or inyanga have thousands of years of knowledge to look after the village treating illnesses using, plants growing in the garden and in the wild. Presently millions of Africans still have faith in the healing powers of the local herbalist.

Ingredients 2 teaspoons ground red pepper 2 teaspoon ground ginger ½ cup olive vegetable or olive oil 2 drops essential peppermint oil 2 drops essential mustard oil
Directions In a small saucepan add all ingredients carefully heat the oil up to body temperature or approximately 98 degrees Fahrenheit; if you accidentally allow the oil to get too hot, let it to cool to the proper temperature. Caution, do not overheat mixture or you will cause severe burns, only use mixture lukewarm which is 98 deg…

Cameroon Beef with Okra Sauce Recipe

Cameroon Beef with Okra Sauce Recipe


By Chic African Culture
Cameroon African Food Recipe

Beef with okra sauce is one of the easiest simmered Cameroonian recipes to prepare. Cameroon beef with okra sauce is eaten with fufu to sop up the delicious okra sauce. Beef with okra sauce is a delicious one-pot stew that is loved by the people of Cameroon as well as the whole of West, East and Southern Africa.


Cameroon Beef with Okra Sauce RecipeServes 4
African food
Total time from start to finish 1 hour 30 minutes Stew
Nutrition facts: 310 calories, 3 grams fat

Cameroon Beef with Okra Sauce Recipe

Ingredients
½ pound beef strips
12 pieces fresh okra
1 large diced onion
2 chopped cloves garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
2 maggi cubes
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups beef stock

Directions
Heat oil in large saucepan and fry the chopped onion and chopped garlic. Add the meat, salt and pepper, let brown, add stock, cover and simmer covered for 1 hour. Finely chop okra add okra, and cubes and cook …

Pintade French Guinea Fowl Recipe

Pintade French Guinea Fowl Recipe


By Chic African Culture
African food recipe

Pintade is a traditional Senegalese French kitchen recipe of grilled guinea fowl also known as Guinea Hens. The flavor of guinea fowl is between pheasant and chicken, a little gamey but not over the top. The guinea fowl is a wild bird found living across the African continent used in many popular African recipes. Guinea fowl is the food of choice for holiday meals.


Pintade Guinea Fowl RecipeServes 4
African food
Total time from start to finish 55 minutes Stew
Nutrition facts: 350 calories, 5 grams fat

Pintade French Guinea Fowl Recipe Ingredients
1 guinea fowl about 3 1/2 lb. or 2 guinea fowl 2 pounds each, cut into serving pieces
2 large onions, diced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 whole bay leaf
½ teaspoon dried thyme
4 sprigs fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary
5 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 cups vegetable broth
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 tablesp…

Damn Good Cameroon DG Chicken Recipe

Damn Good Cameroon DG Chicken Recipe


By Chic African Culture African food recipe
DG stands for Le Directeur Général in French or the boss man, general manager or the head person in charge; DG was a dish served only to the finest of guests because it is a dish that is often cooked to receive Cameroons aristocratic. This dish is made of chicken, plantains, vegetables and spices and is a national dish of Cameroon loved by everyone. Once you make DG Chicken, you will find DG stands for Damn Good.

Damn Good Cameroon DG Chicken RecipeServes 8
African food
Total time from start to finish 55 minutes Chicken Stew


Nutrition facts: 350 calories per serving, 7 grams fat
Cameroon DG Chicken Recipe
Ingredients
4 chicken thighs
2 large carrots, diced
2 large bell peppers, diced
2 large onions, diced
3 large tomatoes, diced
Handful of parsley
4 celery stalks, diced
2 cups frozen green beans
2 yellow plantains, peeled and cut into pieces
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ground ginger powder
1 teaspoon ground …

Africa and Hate Have Five Things In Common

Africa and Hate Have Five Things In Common

Hate is defined as the intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury. Africa and hate have five things in common, White Privilege, Colonialism, Apartheid, Xenophobia, and Tribalism. Africa and Hate Have Five Things In Common
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 2-20-2018 White PrivilegeThe attitude of white supremacy and white privilege, the idea that white people are brought up with - that psyche of being above blacks - rests on their privilege and advantage over black people. It rests on the reality that each day of their lives, from birth, their lived experience as a collective is to be served by blacks. There must always be millions of black people available as cheap and easily disposable labor for the advancement of the privilege of white people.

In Africa, a country with a majority of blacks, black people are worth less than land their ancestors lived on for millennia. White pri…

Classic African Yellow Rice Recipe

Classic African Yellow Rice Recipe




By Chic African Culture
African Rice Recipe


African yellow rice is quick, easy fragrant rice spiced with saffron, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and raisins. Spice up dinner with sweet, fragrant African rice packed with flavourful spices.


Shake up the kitchen trying out this classic African yellow rice recipe.



South African Yellow Rice Recipe
Serves 4

Nutrition facts: 340 calories, 3 grams fat
Ingredients
1/4 cup butter
1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1 piece of stick cinnamon, 2 inches long
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground saffron
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup seedless raisins
2 cup boiling water


Directions
In a heavy 2 to 3 quart saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat. When the foam begins to subside, add the rice and stir until the grains are coated with butter. 

Do not let the rice brown. Add the water, cinnamon, turmeric, saffron and salt and, stirring constantly, bring to boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover…

Petit Pois Senegal Green Peas Chicken Stew Recipe

Petit Pois Senegal Green Peas Recipe Petit Pois is a favorite recipe of the West African country of Senegal. Petit Pois is an easy African recipe of green peas cooked with chicken in a rich onion sauce.

Petit Pois Senegal Green Peas Recipe

2 chicken breasts cut into pieces
3 cups frozen peas
3 white onions, diced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3 cloves fresh garlic
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 cups chicken broth

Directions
Over medium heat in a large lidded pot add oil then saute onions and spices 3 minutes. Brown meat in the pot with onions. Add water, cover pot cook 15 minutes. Add peas, stir well, simmer 5 minutes longer. Serve over rice.


Did you know?
Approximately 70% of the population of Senegal is rural. Senegal’s economy is driven by mining, construction, tourism, fisheries and agriculture, which are the primary sources of employment in rural areas. Senegal’s main agricultural products are green vegetables, peanuts, millet, corn, sor…

Speak Swahili | 25 Easy Swahili Words to Impress Your Friends

Speak Swahili | 25 Easy Swahili Words to Impress Your Friends
Africa - Language - Swahili
Speak Swahili | 25 Easy Swahili Words to Impress Your Friends


Kiswahili or Swahili is one of the top ten languages spoken in Africa.
Swahili is spoken in the African countries of Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania (Zanzibar), and Uganda with over 140 speakers as either a first or second language. Even though Swahili uses the same alphabet as English, the letters Q and X are not used in Swahili.


Swahili is the culture of many groups uniquely blended together. Swahili was given its name by the Arabs in the 16th century meaning “people of the coast” in Arabic. The word for the Swahili language is Kiswahili. The name comes from the plural sawahili of the Arabic word sahil, which means boundaries or coast. With ki- at the beginning of the word, Kiswahili means coastal language.
25 Easy Swahili Words To Impress Your Friends
1. Amani [Ah-Mah-Nee] - Peace 2. Asante [A…

Easy Arabic Salad and Dressing

Easy Arabic Salad and Dressing
Salad is a universal recipe; salad is easy to make, healthy and versatile. Easy Arabic Salad and Dressing makes eating healthier a bit easier by infusing Arab seasonings, olives and mint leaves to create the perfect healthy salad.



Easy Arabic Salad and Dressing


Serves 2
Healthy Salad
Total time from start to finish 20 minutes
Low Calorie Food
Nutrition facts: 110 calories, 2 grams fat

Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
1/2 head iceberg lettuce
1 large tomato, diced
1 large cucumber, sliced
Amount to your taste of green olives
Amount to your taste of black olives

Arabic Salad Dressing Ingredients
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon Baharat spice
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds


Directions
Combine all the ingredients, pour the dressing on top of the Arabic salad, mix and serve.


Did you know?

The Arabic language is the most widely-spoken languages in Africa. One of the official languages in the countries of North Africa is Arabic; this …

Your Attitude African Proverbs

In life attitude is everything, read your attitude African Proverbs

As the ancestors say, if you really want to be happy, be happy. Your number one mission in life is to create and maintain a positive attitude for yourself and everyone around. When you have an attitude of hopefulness, belief and enthusiasm, prospects grow and difficulties disappear.

Attitude is one of the most commonly used and yet most misunderstood words.


Most people think they have a positive attitude-unfortunately, most of those people are wrong.
Learn from your African ancestors with these thought provoking African Proverbs.

Suffering is a teacher.

If you heal the leg of a person, do not be surprised if he uses to run away from you.

Truth crosses fire without getting burnt.

The one who does not ask does not learn.

Days look alike but yet they are not the same.

Don’t bargain for a cut that is still hidden in a bag.

Every town with its way of cutting a chicken.

The chicken is never proven innocent in the court…

Tea Steamed Fish African Recipe

Tea Steamed Fish African Recipe


Tea Steamed African fish recipe is a simple delicate flavor fish recipe. It takes less than 30 minutes, start to finish, and is delightful. The key ingredient to this African steamed fish recipe is high quality dried tea leaves. A perfectly steamed fish has flesh that is cooked to the bone but never dry.
Tea Steamed Fish African Recipe
Ingredients
4 white fish fillets
1 tablespoon dried tea leaves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt to taste

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cut four foil squares large enough for each fillet. Center fillets on top of tea leaves and sprinkle each with salt. Sprinkle lemon juice over each fillet. Fold foil over fillets to make a pocket and fold the edges to seal. Place sealed packets on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 30 minutes. Serve with plantains, cassava or rice.

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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