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Recipes for 'Africa on the back of a truck'

Throughout 2009, my husband and I will be travelling through Africa on the back of a truck. This is the trip — — and this is my blog — I hope these recipes will come in handy during my travels.
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Saw Carol in California's Fire Sauce recipe, thought I'd share my variety as well. If that was 'Fire', then this is fire & brimstone! Definitely not for the weak hearted!!

Recipe #41922

A yummy change from beef stew on a cold winter's night. Serve with warm bread or bread sticks.

Recipe #18525

3 Reviews |  By RonaNZ

I love roasted vegetables. I love pumpkin soup. Put them together and you have the best pumpkin soup with none of the hassle of peeling the pumpkin. Also, no dairy products necessary for the creamiest soup ever.

Recipe #264631

I personally love the flavour that lamb sausages gives to this recipe and I've sucessfully used rissoles in place of sausages. We often make this for a lazy dinner too.

Recipe #290482

A lovely fragrant curry, good with plain basmati rice and a cucumber and mint salad dressed with fresh lime juice.

Recipe #349832

From 'A Year in my Kitchen' by Skye Gyngell. Really lovely comfort food good served with basmati rice and a huge dollop of Greek Yoghurt or as a side dish to go with a heaped plate of garlicky sticky Roast Lamb and a huge bottle of decent red wine. For Roasted Spice Mix see "Recipe #348582"

Recipe #349044

Mchicha is a very traditional dish in Tanzania & can be made like this with peanut butter - homemade or natural is best - or it can be made with a whole coconut (grated flesh & milk) instead. Posted for ZWT 4.

Recipe #310341

The garlic really stands out in this mild and creamy soup.

Recipe #30581

This recipe looks really good. It is from Dave Lieberman (Food Network). I recently took a cooking class from him and it was great. So I am trusting that this will be great too!

Recipe #170114

Found online at, while looking for economical 'African' recipes. Tasty and nutritious, a vegetarian main dish or a good side dish. You could easily add garlic, cooking it with the onions, add some mushrooms, adding with the tomatoes, and I think some chilli, fresh, powdered or flaked, would also add a bit of spice to this very versatile dish!

Recipe #348276

3 Reviews |  By Zurie

This versatile pickle is great with cold meats or cheeses, and is really nice to serve with a cheese board. It originally came from our S A herb guru, Margaret Roberts, who adores lemon for its many uses and medicinal value. The pickle is very good with smoked meats or, finely chopped, as a garnish for oily fish like mackerel, tuna or salmon. As soon as I have enough thick-skinned lemons again, I'll make this again and post a photo!

Recipe #282069

Recipe #289211

I really love curried eggs when i want something yummy but easy on a hot night (spicy foods go well with steamy days). It saves cooking meat, boiling eggs can be done in the morning before the rest of the day happens

Recipe #309938

3 Reviews |  By Nikki

I have been playing around with my rusk recipe (wholewheat buttermilk rusks) and I have tweaked it a little for completely different version. Hubby says these are better! A lower GI version, if you like.

Recipe #275399

This is a home remedy for that horrible cough that you just can't get rid of, and best of all: you probably already have all of the ingredients!

Recipe #56268

This is a similar recipe to the one my grandpa used to make and give us kids when we were sick with a cold/cough. We loved it. We loved anything he gave us! :) The recipe belongs was shared by Jim Collums on Kathie's Herb Page. Molasses works well with horehound. He says this is incredibly great! So I am going to make some! I love molasses and it really worked for us kids!

Recipe #337647

Comfort food at its best. Many people will tell you to soak your beans first (however, I have been told that you should soak dry beans when using a pressure cooker. Please follow manufactorers instructions in this case). I never do. I just wash them and cook them as below. For a really hearty winter meal, serve these with a loaf of hot fresh bread or a pan of corn bread and a pan of old fashioned crisp fried potatoes. These may also be made in the pressure cooker and crockpot.

Recipe #51459

For years I had been trying to replicate a dish that was prepared for me by an African family. Finally, during a random sales call, an African telemarketer was gracious enough to help me piece together the missing ingredients. This is a hot, spicy, thick stew that is completely addictive. It contains chicken, peanut butter, and spinach. There are some other variations of the African stew out there, but none compare to this. The secret to the stew is both peanut butter and spinach together. That is how the sauce gets its deep color. The peanut butter oil and spice combine to make sauce unbelievably thick and savory.

Recipe #303212

5 Reviews |  By Hadice

After searching on zaar for a similar soup with no success, I found this gem on the cook's recipes website. I can't wait to make a batch for the cold autumn nights we've been having! The type of broth you use is up to you, but I'll be using veggie broth to make this soup vegetarian. You can use creamy peanut butter for a smooth texture or crunchy for a bit of extra bite. Enjoy!

Recipe #339766

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