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African Recipes

African Irio (Mashed potatoes, corn and peas)

Irio (Mashed potatoes, corn, and peas) – This medley of Potatoes, corn, and peas is very delicious, it’s very filling and it’s perfect for a mid-week comfort food dinner. I call this the glorified mashed potatoes because the peas and corn added to this recipe adds a new dimension, and a little more color, to …

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Chicken Vegetable Couscous

Chicken Vegetable Couscous: Let’s go off to Northern Africa for the inspiration behind this fabulously simple dish which uses the worlds smallest pasta – couscous. A blend of Scotch bonnet, Garlic, Onion, bell peppers, and spices adds a touch Savory and spicy to this meal. It’s full of flavor and really quick to make, this …

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West African Peanut Soup (Maafe) – Nigerian Style

West African Peanut soup,  Groundnut stew or Maafe. All these names refer to the same soup. This soup is a staple in most African cuisine as well as some other cultures like Taiwan in East Asia and Virginia in the states.  It is warm, nourishing and full of flavors. It is also very versatile which …

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