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Stella's Meza: Mini Vitumbuas. Click on the video above to see how I make the vitumbuas.

Stella's Meza: Mini Vitumbuas

Growing up in Kenya, I remember looking forward to the long December holidays when schools were closed for months.That was the time of the year with the best weather and the anticipation of Christmas was building. This was the time of the year when holiday music would play from every store in an attempt to lure you into the holiday spending mode. For me, the excitement lay most in the promise of a trip away from the hassle and bustle of the city. The choices for our family was to either go to the countryside to visit my grandmothers, or go the the Coast (the city of Mombasa to be precise). Mkate wa Sinia - Step by Step. Soak the rice overnight or for at least 5-6 hours Drain the rice and pour half of it into the blender.

Mkate wa Sinia - Step by Step

Add the yeast and cardamon powder, half of the heavy coconut milk and half of the light coconut milk then add the remaining rice n the remaining milk so that the yeast and cardamon stays in between the layers of rice. TRANSLATION OF SPICES FROM ENGLISH TO SWAHILI ~ African Food Recipes. Fauzia's Kitchen Fun. Fauzia's Kitchen Fun. Tanzania’s Fairytale “Coconut Potato Soup” A spoonful of Tanzania’s Coconut Potato Soup garnished with moons of buttery avocado will transport you to the windswept slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Tanzania’s Fairytale “Coconut Potato Soup”

Rwandan “Agatogo” with Collard Greens. There’s an old Rwandan saying “The most extensive land is the human belly.”

Rwandan “Agatogo” with Collard Greens

Mandazi Recipe – All Things Kenyan. Mandazi (also known as Maandazi or Ndao and sometimes called Mahamri or Mamri) are East African donuts.

Mandazi Recipe – All Things Kenyan

You can find these delicious donuts in large urban areas and also among the Swahili people of East Africa. Most small restaurants, called hotelis in Kenya, serve mandazi. You can also find mandazi being sold by street vendors. Usually mandazi are eaten with tea (chai) or coffee. Serve them warm for breakfast or for snack. Recipe: 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup milk 2 Tbsp. butter, melted 2 cups white flour 2 tsp. baking powder Bring all ingredients to room temperature before mixing them together. Moroccan simmering goodness - My Marrakesh. Moroccan Fish with Mango and Couscous.

By Lisa, on March 5th, 2012 This recipe is super easy and somewhat of a deviation from the typical lemon-juice flavored seafood entree. Get ready to enjoy some unique flavors and impress your family without spending hours in the kitchen! Moroccan Fish with Mango and Couscous 1 cup dried whole-wheat pearl couscous (if you can’t find “pearl” just regular whole-grain couscous will work) 1 lb fresh wild-caught white fish Salt and pepper 1 teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon ground coriander 1 ½ tablespoons butter 1 ripe (soft) mango, peeled and diced (FYI – we use a mango corer at our house) ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped + extra for garnish 2 teaspoons fresh-squeezed lime juice ¼ teaspoon salt Cook couscous according to package directions.

Moroccan Vegetable Tagine. I have no idea how we have managed to keep this dish from you guys for so long.

Moroccan Vegetable Tagine

I have been using the same recipe for years and it is one of those dishes that always whispers in my ear: “Hey, why don’t we see each other more often?”. It’s a rich, warm and comforting dish, similar to a stew or a hot pot. It’s sweet, yet a little spicy. Koshary: An Inspired Egyptian Dish. Last week's events in Egypt had the world watching, waiting, analyzing, and on Friday celebrating.

Koshary: An Inspired Egyptian Dish

Egypt's revolution deserves homage and our attention. And while it's natural to ask “what's next” or “how will this affect us,” I think we should be recognizing the historic nature of such an accomplishment. In a time when our advancing society has sometimes fragmented us into complacence and apathy, it is inspirational to see such raw expression of the collective organizing for their voices to be heard. For me, Egypt's revolution is an incredible reminder of the power of our humanity and our ability to transform simple ideas into change. And I wasn't the only one inspired by Egypt. The meal is sold by restaurants and vendors all over Egypt and even though it is considered poor man's street food, every Egyptian has a special place in their heart for koshary. Serving: Feeds an army In a large heavy pan, heat a few tablespoons of oil over medium high heat.

Ethiopian Cabbage Dish Recipe. Make-Ahead Vegetarian Moroccan Stew Recipe. Samsa (Almond-Orange Triangles) Recipe on Food52. Cooking is more fun with friends.

Samsa (Almond-Orange Triangles) Recipe on Food52

Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join. Let's GoLearn more Join Our Community Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Nigerian Christmas Cookie (Chin Chin) Recipe. Though the heating method for this cookie is not the way those in the West have come to make cookies, it's the method that was and is still used in West Africa, since most people do not have ovens in their kitchen.

Nigerian Christmas Cookie (Chin Chin) Recipe

Chin Chin are found at any Nigerian celebration, or whenever guests are visiting, and they're served alongside soft drinks like Coca Cola, Pepsi, Fanta, Mirinda, or Malta. They're common in most West African countries and there are different variations, from really hard and crunchy (more common); to softer and doughier; to savory (from Ghana); to bright orange, sold by street hawkers at bus depots (my mum used to bring these back to us after her trips to Nigeria's south). The most traditional Chin Chin are super hard and crunchy, but I like mine a bit soft, which is why I include baking powder. Margarine is commonly used, but butter will also work. The popular evaporated milk used is a brand called Peak Milk, but any evaporated milk can be used. African Squash and Peanut Stew with Coconut Milk and Quinoa Recipe on Food52. AfricanFoodRecipes.

Journal - Out of Africa, Into the Bowl. Senegalese Peanut Soup.

Journal - Out of Africa, Into the Bowl

African Curried Coconut Soup with Chickpeas Recipe at Epicurious. Yield Makes 4 servings Black-eyed peas can replace the chickpeas, if desired. For a lighter soup, the rice can be omitted. Preparation In a medium stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and chili; cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Cook's Tip: To peel fresh tomatoes, bring a medium stockpot filled with water to a boil over high heat; drop in the tomatoes and boil 20 seconds. Paula Wolfert's 10 Tips for Preparing Moroccan Food. If you do one thing today, go to the Kickstarter project for Unforgettable: Bold Flavors from A Renegade Life, the biographical cookbook on Paula Wolfert's life.

UPDATE: Friday, July 10th (till 10pm EDT) is the last day to support the Kickstarter and get in on the rewards! "Paula is the most influential cookbook writer you may have never heard of," according to food writer Emily Kaiser Thelin, part of the team working to create Unforgettable, the biographical cookbook on Paula Wolfert's life. Abacha. Abacha Ingredient2 cups Abacha (dried Shredded cassava)1 Dried Fish*1/4 cup Palm Oil1/2 teaspoon Akau 3 table spoons Crayfish1/2 bulb onion1/4 cup chopped scented leave1 teaspoon iru (locust beans)1 cube maggi and salt to tasteDirection HERE. African Food - african-flours-african-food-store-online. Shikenan African Shop Online has a wide selection of African flours. Under the African Flour category, you will find a wide variety of African Flours such as rice flour, corn meal, and pounded yam.

Ethiopian Food - Vegetarian & Vegan Recipe Exchange. HOW TO COOK IKOKORE (POPULAR IJEBU DISH) Nigeria Cuisine. Nigeria Cuisine.