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Two Ways to Cook Pumpkins Roasted and Toasted

Fresh sugar pumpkins and pumpkin seeds are popular African recipe ingredients. Pumpkins are a gourd growing on vines popular in Uganda and South Africa. Pumpkins are one of the most popular fruits in Africa used in countless African food recipes. Pumpkins are a fruit botanically despite most people considering pumpkins a vegetable. They are eaten many different African food recipes used in stews, side dishes, and baking.  The taste is slightly sweet when ripe and bitter when green however all pumpkins are a good source of beta-carotene. The African pumpkin weighs between 5 and 50 pounds in many different oval shapes.  The rind varies in color from light to dark green when immature and light orange to beige when mature, and can be smooth or rough with the flesh orange in color when mature. Pumpkins are a popular African food recipe so let's make roasted fresh pumpkins and toasted pumpkin seeds. Roasted African Pumpkin Recipe Ingredients 2 pounds fresh sugar pumpkins cut into bi

African Proverbs with Wings

African proverbs reaffirming we are all miracles of this universe on the wings of love and every moment of our life is precious. 25 African proverbs to affirm that all human life is precious and is to be valued and protected on the wings of love. Though many African common sayings and proverbs seem simple to the common person and even coarse to the wisest and noblest of educators, there is complexity in simplicity. The basket that was used to carry a precious gift to a neighbor will bring back another gift. Whoever counts the mistakes of a friend will never love. If you are filled with pride then you will have no room for wisdom. If you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents. In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges, and the foolish build dams. Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand. The fool speaks, the wise man listens. Wealth, if you use it, ends; learning, if you use it, increases. One fly does not provide for another.

African Proverbs Are To Speech What Salt Is To Food

African proverbs are important because they teach life lessons in short simple sayings. African proverb wisdom is not the wisdom of the schools but of the village, the farm, and the elder. African proverbs do not have meaning for people who understand learning is not based on someone’s race or class. African proverbs are wisdom of the heart and head. Essential lessons learned from African proverbs carry heavy weight in world culture. African proverbs are common African sayings used by honored ancestry. The influence of African proverbs over the hearts and lives of people was second only to the words from Spirits. African Proverbs help people to cope with life and death matters by adding traditional common sense to a complex situation. Few people dare to question the African proverb truthfulness and authority. African proverbs enable people not only to win their independence but also to overcome the many trials and disappointments of life. Through African proverbs as through African

Egyptian Bread and Stew Recipe

Egyptian Lentils and Bulgur Wheat along with fresh made Eesh Baladi Egyptian bread is the perfect classic combo recipe. Street food in Egypt First the stew. Egyptian lentil and bulgur wheat recipe is the perfect vegan and a traditional delicious vegetarian Northern African food dish made with lentils and bulgur wheat. Bulgur can be used in recipes calling for rice, and a plus is bulgur wheat has been found to be more nutritious than brown rice. Egyptian Lentils and Bulgur Wheat Recipe Ingredients and Directions Ingredients 2 cups quick-cooking bulgur wheat 1 cup yellow lentils 1 cup dried chopped dates 2 medium white chopped onions 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 cups vegetable stock Directions In a large pot over high heat, add oil, spices and brown onions until slightly soft. In the same large pot add lentils and stock, bring to a boil. Simmer on Medium heat until lentils

War African Symbols and Meanings List

Discover the meaning of the African war symbol. Akoben the war horn.   Akofena sword of war.  Sepow the executioner knife. African war symbols of old are widely used today as designs but the true meaning of African war symbols is no laughing matter. War African Symbols and Meanings List Horn used as a battle cry. Many horns have been used as sounding cries by ancient societies. The blowing horn or winding horn is a sound device that is usually made of or shaped like an animal horn, arranged to blow from a hole in the pointed end of it. Akoben the war horn symbol of vigilance and wariness. Akoben is a horn used to sound a battle cry in battle to give the West African warrior courage and to frighten the enemy. Sword of war and death. Some West African populations are world renowned for constructing swords. Iron smelting and forging technologies may have existed in West Africa hundreds of years BCE. Metalsmithing including the production of iron tools and weapons helped to

African Folktales Are Cultural Heritage

Everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, age or education, knows African folklore stories. Reading African folktales will help families make connections to their cultural heritage better than a genetic DNA test. Read the African folklore stories Why Frogs Croak and Beauty Does Not Pay The Bills. Reading African Folktales Help Families Connect To Their Cultural Heritage. African folklore is a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual. Most often African folklore stories have a moral underlined at the end of the story and are of diverse origins. Anthropology is the study of humans and human behavior and scholars from many nations have devoted and are devoting their lives to the study of folklore. The African folklore originally belonged to the oral tradition and was not collected in writing until missionaries began recording their missions to Africa. Many African folklore stories use as ethical guides as a theme, are proverbial in context, and have diff

Beauty and Sustainability of African Cob Houses

The African natural environment integrates all living things in the natural world.  Earth or Cob houses are not new, in fact old methods of building clay and mud homes in Africa are now popular in cities since the demand is high. The inspiration for natural housing materials such as sand, straw and clay from the natural world in both rural and urban African communities has not changed in thousands of years. African Cob House  African people have always maintained a connection with the natural world. The use of natural elements and materials in all aspects of traditional African life is a testimony to the profound way that nature shapes the existence of African people. Natural elements such as stone, wood, animal hides and feathers, mud, clay, shells, flowers, grasses, trees, leaves, branches, chalk and other natural elements have been shaped into shelters, household goods, medicine, clothing and jewelry for thousands of years. African Earth houses construction is as strong as concrete

Linking of African and American History

Africans of America, the entire African Diaspora and the history of the struggle for Africa's rights are irrevocably linked. Below are three African proverbs about growth, struggle and inheritance.  To the lovers of freedom for Africa and those who identify with her sufferings and resent the wrongs done to her, there can be few things more interesting than the history of the struggles that are hallowed by the blood of her people. Three African proverbs about growth, struggle and inheritance of Africans and the African Diaspora. African Proverb The efforts of the African race to break the handcuffs that foreign governments imposes on them, and elevate a continent from bondage and degradation to a place among free nations, fill a page in the world's history which no devotee of freedom can read without visceral emotion. Who cannot identify with a cause ennobled by loyalty and sacrifice, sanctified by the blood and tears of a nation as they look on the spectacle of Africa in he

Dancing in Fried Yams

Learn how to cook buttermilk fried yams for the best fried Hausa yam recipe ever. Yams fried in egg batter and buttermilk with simple spices tastes incredibly good so make and share this fried Hausa yam recipe. Buttermilk Fried Yams The Yam Belt, also known as the Yam Zone, is an area in West Africa where yams are a major staple crop. The Yam Belt spans across several countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Cote d'Ivoire. Yams are tuberous vegetables that are an important source of carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and essential minerals in the African diet. In the Yam Belt, yams are grown for both domestic consumption and export, and they play a crucial role in the economic and cultural life of the region. The Yam Belt is characterized by a humid tropical climate, with rainfall ranging from 1,000mm to 2,000mm per year. The soil in the region is typically well-drained, fertile, and rich in organic matter. Yams are usually grown as a rain-fed crop, although irrigation i

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