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ChickPea Cakes with Spicy Herb Sauce

| February 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

I saw this recipe on the Kitchenette Blog owned by Brittany and couldn’t resist sharing it. Head on over to to view the full recipe, but first, here are the ingredients you’re going to need – INGREDIENTS: 2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained & rinsed scant 1/2 cup chickpea flour zest & juice of […]

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Get ‘Soul Food’ Happy in February

Since slavery, many African Americans have bonded over breaking bread. Plantations were wells of creativity, where slaves created hearty meals, exchanged recipes, and taught one another about survival through feeding the soul. Even with little much of nothing, they secretly whipped up sustainable foods like fufu with vegetables and yams. Having expressed their frustrations and […]

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Love and Chocolate: Dark is Simply Better

| February 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

February is an awesome month! It is the month of love and romance and all fuzzy feelings. There’s days all throughout the month of February to remind us to love parts of us. There’s Valentine’s Day, a day on which we celebrate our romantic loves. There’s Black History month - celebrated every day throughout the month of February. […]

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Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

| January 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 16 ounces large bella mushrooms (wipe off with paper towel, do not rinse) 1/2 cup diced sweet onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup finely diced sun-dried tomatoes, packaged in olive oil 2 cups baby spinach, torn into pieces 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs, we used whole wheat panko 1 […]

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Grapefruit Rosemary Martini

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 1 tsp. fresh rosemary 1 tsp. sugar 2½ ounces fresh red grapefruit juice 2 oz. gin Ice Kosher salt, optional Grapefruit peel, for garnish 1 sprig rosemary, for garnish Directions: Coat rim of martini glass with salt (optional). Combine rosemary, sugar, grapefruit juice, gin and ice in a martini shaker and shake vigorously. Strain […]

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Holy Guacamole: Put Avocados to Good Use

| August 1, 2012 | 5 Comments

Avocados are an ideal source for healthy fats and one of the most versatile fruits both in and out of the kitchen. High in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, they slow digestion, provide you with vitamins, and can be used for beauty treatments. Avocados and Your Diet In terms of dietary needs, you should get […]

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Apple Jack Martini

| June 29, 2012 | 47 Comments

Wine and Drinks Make Your Own Drinks At Home with Afrikan Goddess’ Great Drink Recipes 1 ½ oz Vodka (any brand will do but hopefully you won’t settle for the cheap kind) 1 ½ oz Manzana Verde (it’s a green apple liqueur easy to find in liquor stores)  1 oz Apple Brandy (Calvados) Put some […]

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An Afrocentric Meal for An Afrocentric Valentine’s Day

| February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Wrap up a romantic Valentine’s Day with an intimate affair around candlelight, soft music, flowers and a well-planned, well-cooked meal of rice and beans (waakye) right at home. If you’re too tired to cook alone, have your valentine join you in the kitchen where you can play and cook together. Begin the meal preparation with a quarter […]

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Rice and Beans (waakye) with Jerk Chicken

| February 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Jerk Chickent Ingredients: 6 chicken thighs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon minced onion 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh parsley 1 half teaspoon jerk seasoning (or according to taste) 1/2 teaspoon paprika Jerk Chicken Preparation: Skin and wash chicken Mix ingredients (and […]

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No Need For Ready Meals

| January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

From the Afrikan Goddess Kitchen (November 10, 2011) It’s easy to be seduced into thoughts of quick and easy dinners, as promised by the manufacturers of ready meals. But nothing beats a home-cooked meal and, no matter how fancy the packaging, or how persuasive the advertising, a dinner that is cooked in the microwave and […]

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