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    7 Reviews |  By Elmotoo

    From Western Africa - a tasty combination of squash, yams, and coconut milk.

    Recipe #140775

    5 Reviews |  By Elmotoo

    I've learned a lot researching for the ZWT '05: Eastern Africa's Ugali (similar to Southern Africa's Mealie-meal, Nshima, and Sadza) is usually made from maize (corn) which was brought from the Americas to Africa by Europeans. Previously it was made from millet. These starchy Fufu-like "foundations" are the Eastern African versions of Western African staples like Fufu (which is generally made from yams, plantains, or cassava tubers) and Banku, Kenkey, or Tô. -- They are all starchy accompaniments for the African soup or stew or sauce, or other dishes with sauce or gravy. They are generally made by boiling and vigorously stirring a starchy ingredient into a thick, smooth mush. Many Africans feel they haven't had a meal unless they have eaten Fufu or Ugali with a sauce or stew.

    Recipe #140779

    4 Reviews |  By Elmotoo

    Kelewele (Kele-wele) are flavorful fried plantain cubes. Simple to make, kelewele are plantain cubes, sprinkled with spices, and fried in hot oil. Kelewele are often sold by African street vendors. Originally from Ghana, kelewele have been popularized in America by several Kwanzaa books and websites. Fresh ginger, cayenne pepper, and salt seem to be the most typical combination of spices used to make kelewele. Some recipes get a little fancier and add ground cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, chili powder, or red pepper flakes. Some replace the water with lemon juice; others use no liquid at all and call for the plantains to be tossed in the dry spices. Letting the plantains marinate in the spice mixture for ten or twenty minutes is also recommended by some. **And if your oil is properly HOT, they won't absorb much oil & be low fat!! And plantains are good fiber. :)

    Recipe #140781

    3 Reviews |  By Elmotoo

    This Ghanian (Western Africa) recipe is served as a dessert. Traditionally it's cooked in masses of hot oil. Don't skimp on the hot pepper; it won't bite in this dish!

    Recipe #173258

    A Beninese (West Africa) peanut recipe posted for Zaar World Tour II. 'Cooking time' includes sitting time. Don't be put off by the 'time to make'- most of the time it is just sitting! I am not sure how many sticks of peanut butter you get from this...if you try it, please let me know!

    Recipe #173275

    3 Reviews |  By Elmotoo

    In Liberia, a simple fruit dessert might be added to the dinner or served later in the evening. You can make this with fresh or canned (yellow cling) peaches or apricots if mangos are not available. Use two 24-oz. cans of peaches or apricots for eight servings.

    Recipe #173263

    Posted in response to requests for Ugandan food.

    Recipe #235805

    1 Reviews |  By Elmotoo

    In response to recipe requests - Ground nuts (like peanuts) are an important part of the diet. They are roasted, pounded to a pulp and then made into a sauce which may be used with meat or vegetables. Here is a recipe using peanut butter, which you might like to try.

    Recipe #235939

    2 Reviews |  By Elmotoo

    In response to a recipe request, here is a Ugandan version of chicken stew.

    Recipe #235859

    3 Reviews |  By Elmotoo

    From The African Cookbook by Bea Sandler in response to recipe requests.

    Recipe #235940

    3 Reviews |  By Elmotoo

    Matoke (or Matooke) refer to the plantain or plantain banana in Uganda, where plantains are a staple crop. In Uganda, plantain bananas are often wrapped in plantain leaves and steamed until tender. This dish can be made with or without the meat.

    Recipe #235945

    This appears to be a common Ugandan recipe, so here ya go, Mr. Fitch! It looks absurdly easy!

    Recipe #236162

    2 Reviews |  By Elmotoo

    Sesame seeds - called simsim in Swahili - add an unusual nutty flavor to vegetable stews. This particular recipe is from Uganda.

    Recipe #236163

    4 Reviews |  By Elmotoo

    I found this North African recipe for the Zaar World Tour. I haven't made it *yet* but it looks yummy! Wait! Liberia is in West Africa *not* North Africa! Check your map, Beth!!!!

    Recipe #134693

    6 Reviews |  By Elmotoo

    This is from Kenya. It could be for dessert or try with curries or fish.

    Recipe #173559


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