Ras el Hanout

from Classic Vegetarian Cooking From the Middle East and North Africa by Habeeb Salloum Ras el Hanout means “top of the shop.” For North African souks, or spice merchants, it is a point of honor to have the most sought after version of this blend. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon ground cumin1 tablespoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon turmeric1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 tablespoon black […]

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Harissa

adapted from The North African Kitchen by Fiona Dunlop The word for the fiery Tunesian chili paste harissa is derived from the Arabic verb harasa, “to pound.” Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon caraway seeds 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 9 oz. fresh red chilis, roughly chopped cloves from 1 head of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 1 tablespoon dried […]

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Tabouli

adapted from The New Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen The name for this bulgur wheat and parsley salad, tabouli, translates as “little seasoning,” and is derived from the Arabic word tabil. Ingredients: 1 cup bulgur wheat1 1/2 cups boiling water1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepperjuice of 1 lemon1/4 cup olive oil4 cloves garlic, minced4 scallions, chopped1 cup chopped parsley, packed1/4 […]

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Nigerian Suya + Suya Spice Recipe

Nigerian Beef Suya is a popular street delicacy enjoyed by everyone. To describe it in layman’s terms, it is simply barbecued skewered meat prepared with a special spice known as suya spice. Originally from the Northern part of Nigeria, “Suya” has now been adopted as a main staple across Nigeria. The secret to this popular […]

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Ugba Sauce (Ukpaka sauce)

I’m a food blogger and a professional dreamer, sometimes an artist but mostly a scientist. When the mood is right i get inspired to prepare a not too regular but traditional meal and whenever this happens, it tends to lift the spirits of those around which makes me glad every single time. Today i’d be […]

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Ofe akwu (Palm nut soup)

I learnt how to prepare ofe akwu from one of my closest and dearest friends. As a typical Igbo family with core traditional values, it wasn’t unusual to hear the thumping sounds of mortar and pestle pounding away the flesh of the Akwu every Sunday afternoon in her family house. During my uni days whenever […]

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How to Make Palm oil sauce

Palm oil is the product of the fruit of palm trees. It is plucked, ground, soaked, compressed to get to the final product. I give a little intro on the culture behind palm oil sauce. Very easy Directions on making Palm oil sauce. Ingredients needed Palm Oil – 4 tbs Red Onions Habenero or dry […]

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How to cook Egusi Okra soup video

Here’s a video created by WeEatAfrican on you tube on how  to cook Egusi Okra soup. Here’s the video. Enjoy! Ingredients   Beef 1 Cup (16 tbs), cubed Oxtail 1 Pound Cow skin 1 Pound, cleaned Egusi 2 Cup (32 tbs) (ground melon seeds) Crayfish 1 Cup (16 tbs) Stockfish 1 Cup (16 tbs), slightly cooked […]

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