Akara for Breakfast

Akara is practically a staple food in Nigeria. It is usually eaten for breakfast (along with custard or pap) or as a snack. It’s pretty simple to prepare as well. The ingredients are listed below, as well as the link for the recipe. Enjoy. Akara (traditional Nigerian meal) Ingredients 1 cup peeled beans 1 raw…

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Experience Africa in Akhaya Cookery School

The number of meals in Nigeria alone surprises me, not to talk of the whole of Africa. There are so many kinds of soup that I go cross-eyed just thinking of the ones I’ve never tried. All are made from fresh, natural vegetables, herbs and spices. All are cooked practically from scratch. It’s so difficult…

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Food Heaven with Wendy and Jess

Food Heaven Made Easy with Wendy & Jess is a new and innovative cooking series. It shows monthly Brooklyn Community Access Television (BCAT) and was created by Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones, two beautiful Nutrition Educators. The series is aimed at showing people how to improve their diet on a budget. Wendy and Jess show…

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Kitchens of Africa

A main characteristic of typical African food is its lack of packaging. The preparation process is as raw as it comes- a lot of ingredients come straight from the source and you have to start from scratch when making most African dishes. So hearing about Kitchens of Africa from Afroklectic made me go ‘mmmhh niiiice’.…

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