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Beef Tibs Recipe
a dutch oven with Kenyan njahi beans in a coconut sauce with a bowl of white rice to the side
Njahi (Kenyan Black Beans) in Coconut Sauce
Mandazi (East African Coconut Doughnuts) Recipe
Niter Kibbeh Recipe
Never Heard of Khoja Ismaili Cuisine? It's Time for a Change
How to Make Harissa From Dried or Fresh Chilies
A collection of ingredients used in Moroccan cooking, including preserved lemon, rose water, cinnamon, saffron, Ras el Hanout, harissa, and a sheet of warqa pastry
How to Stock a Moroccan Pantry: Harissa, Ras el Hanout, and More
Egyptian Bissara
Egyptian Bissara (Split Fava Bean Dip)
A dish of chermoula sauce accompanying chicken skewers.
Chermoula Recipe
Spicy Carrot and Ginger Soup With Harissa Recipe
Roast Chicken with Saffron, Hazelnuts, and Honey
Roast Chicken With Saffron, Hazelnuts, and Honey From 'Ottolenghi'
French in a Flash: Moroccan Baked Scallops Recipe
Moroccan-Style Spicy Carrot Dip Recipe
Moroccan Almond Phyllo Pastries (A Take On M'hanncha) Recipe
Moroccan Lamb Meatball Tagine Recipe
Broiled Mint Msemen With Honey Recipe
Harissa-Honey Glazed Roasted Salmon Recipe
Homemade Ras el Hanout Recipe
Moroccan Lamb Meatball Tagine
Overhead view of Kabab Halla
Kabab Halla (Egyptian Braised Beef With Onions)
Overhead view of Kefta Briouates
Moroccan Kefta and Bell Pepper Briouats (Ground Meat and Bell Pepper Pastries)
Overhead view of preserved lemon and pea salad
Pea, Olive, and Preserved Lemon Salad
Overhead view of chicken tagine on a platter
Chicken M’qualli Tagine With Olives and Preserved Lemon
Overhead view of Basbousa Bel Ashta
Basbousa Bel Ashta (Semolina Cake With Ashta Cream Filling)
Overhead view of egg drop Harira
Moroccan Egg Drop Harira (Vegetable and Legume Soup)
Overhead view of a half of dish of Egyptian fatta
Egyptian Fatta
Shakshuka in a cast iron skillet, topped with parsley and olives, with a scooped single serving in a bowl and pita bread on the side.
Shakshuka (North African–Style Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce) Recipe
Lablabi (Tunisian Chickpea Soup)
Lablabi (Tunisian Chickpea Soup) From 'The Heart of the Plate'
Dukkah (Middle Eastern Nut and Spice Blend) Recipe
Ful Medames (Egyptian Breakfast Fava Beans With Tahini) Recipe
A foil-lined sheet pan of quick broiled shrimp cooked in beer and harissa.
What to Do With Harissa: Recipes for Stews, Salads, and More
Fresh Chili Harissa Recipe
Chermoula | Sauced
The History of Hibiscus Drinks in the African Diaspora
Nigerian Food 101: Recipes to Get You Started
Overhead view of all the essential ingredients needed in a pantry to cook a range of Nigerian dishes. Ingredients range from spices to roots to tinned food and fresh spices, organized in a neat grid
How to Stock a Nigerian Store
Overhead view of moin moin, unwrapped and wrapped, and in ramekins
Moin Moin (Nigerian Steamed Bean Cake)
Overhead view of efro stew
Efo Riro (Nigerian Stewed Greens)
Overhead view of beef stew served with plantains and rice
Nigerian Beef Stew
Side view of Nigerian Masa stacked in a pyramid on a plate.
Nigerian Masa (Fermented Rice Cake Balls)
Nigerian Lafun
Overhead view of Jollof rice on a bright blue plate on top of a yellow table runner next to a glass of water
Nigerian Jollof Rice
Finished Nigerian fried rice on a serving platter
Nigerian Fried Rice
Stock in a line on a counter
Curry-Flavored Nigerian Stock
Chin Chin in a white a bowl
Nigerian Chin Chin
Nigerian meat pies on an ovular serving platter.
Nigerian Meat Pies
Puff Puff stacked neatly in a bowl in a pyramid formation
Puff Puff (Nigerian Fried Yeasted Dough)
Akara on a deep blue bowl with a serving of white bread and a serving plate
Akara (Nigerian Black-Eyed Pea Fritters)
Nigerian pepper soup in a white bowl.
Nigerian Pepper Soup Recipe
A full bowl of egusi soup served with a serving of eba.
Nigerian Egusi Soup
Eba plated next to a bowl of egusi soup
Nigerian Eba
A bowl of fried dodo in a white bowl on top of an orange towel, surrounded by a bowl of jollof and a second plate of plantains.
Dodo (Nigerian Plantains) Recipe
Chicken yassa on a bed of white rice.
Chicken Yassa (Senegalese Braised Chicken With Caramelized Onions)
Hibiscus and pineapple skin tea on ice
Hibiscus-Pineapple Skin “Tea”
A bowl of Ghanaian Chicken and Peanut Stew (Groundnut Soup)
Ghanaian Chicken and Peanut Stew (Groundnut Soup) Recipe
A plate with three Nigerian beef suya (spiced grilled skewers) on a bed of lettuce with sliced red onions, tomato sliced, and cilantro.
Nigerian Beef Suya (Spiced Grilled Skewers) Recipe
A spoonful lifted from a bowl of rich Ghanaian goat and tripe soup.
Ghanaian Goat and Tripe Peanut Stew (Groundnut Soup) Recipe
Hominy and Spinach in Tomato-Garlic Broth
Hominy and Spinach in Tomato-Garlic Broth From 'Afro-Vegan'