Here's a way to make your own seasoning for African style pepper soups for use when the genuine African seasoning is not available.
This is a classic African preparation which is eaten as an accompaniment to spicy stews. Traditionally a small amount is rolled in the hand then dipped in the sauce.
One of the leanest of all meats, skinless chicken breast is a superlative protein source for the health-conscious. B vitamins are a healthy bonus.
An aromatic North African-style casserole, richly flavoured with dried fruits and warmly spiced with ginger and cinnamon. The sweetness of the honey tempers the fiery harissa, and chickpeas add high-fibre carbohydrate to the dish.
This is the easiest quick meal I know! If you can chop an onion this is the recipe for you. You can change the spices around to your own taste, I make this with garlic and mixed Italian herbs sometimes and it works out just great. This travels well cold so it's a good choice to bring to a BBQ.
A much requested family favourite at Christmas time. This dried, cured meat is something special to the family as it is a tradition from where my mother was born -- South Africa. use whatever marinade you want - just prepare enough to cover your meat. You will also need string and a warm place to hang your meat.
I learnt this recipe from my mother-in-law in Tunisia where it is know as 'Tunisian Fried Peppers and Eggs'. Great for breakfast, brunch or a quick meal anytime. It can be hot or mild depending upon the type of chillies you choose.
These fried vegetables known as 'Kafteji' are from Tunisian in North Africa; various vegetables are fried separately and then fried with whisked eggs and chopped up together with a large knife.
This unique chicken stew flavour comes from the African influence through the use of chickpeas, peanut butter, curry powder and coriander.
This is a family recipe for spicy or hot apricot chutney. Very easy to make. Goes well with meat and curries. It will remind South Africans of the famous Mrs Ball's chutney.
savoury rice dish
Originating from South Africa this is a traditional milk tart recipe that is relatively easy to make and tastes great if you are looking for something new to try.
The flavours of this family favourite remind me of childhood summer holidays in Mozambique. Serve the chicken hot on rice or couscous, or cold with salad in pita bread, wraps or on a breadroll. If you don't have a slow cooker, you can marinate the chicken in a casserole for a few hours, then cook (covered) in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees C for 40 minutes or until done.
I love this combination. It happened by accident and now I make it often. It is quick yet filling so it can be a main or side.
This is a delicious stew that has a basic peanut butter, cumin, garlic and chilli sauce that can then be varied with a range of vegetables or beans.
Egusi soup is a Nigerian dish that is made with diced beef, fresh prawns and egusi or pumpkin seeds. Spiced with green chillies and simmered in passata sauce.
When I made this dish I left the kitchen window open. The smell attracted several male neighbors, and when my husband came in, he said that it smelled so good, he hoped it was coming from our house and not from someone else's! Serve with Moroccan Couscous and Cucumber Raita.
This sweet is called 'shuku shuku' in Nigeria. It's very simple and easy to make and a favourite of children of all ages.
This is a great recipe combination of flavours including onion, capsicum, garlic and tomato; but the real surprise comes from the peanut butter that creates this unique but tasty soup.
This is a South African dish called Bobotie. It is easy to make and a delicious combination of flavours and textures. It's also a great sandwich filler.