Africa is one of our largest continents, so food varies widely. In the North, food is mostly Middle Eastern (Libya etc) whereas as you go further South, it becomes more focused on peanut stews and millet (high in protein and not just for budgies).
Afro Vegan offers recipes from a British-Nigerian kitchen. Zoe Alakija (an art director and food stylist) is based in London, but her rich recipes blend British flavours with the rich colours and tastes of her Nigerian upbringing. Recipes include:
- Nutty Plantain Brownies
- Cheesy Kokoro
- Jollof Aranchini
- Aunty Keffi’s Fresh Coconut Chips
- The Nigerian Chapman
- Hibiscus & Mint Chocolate Bark (avoid hibiscus for pregnancy)
Vegan Recipes from Ethiopia
Teff Love is a wonderful fun book of Ethiopian recipes for a crowd, including injera bread. The author is American, but went to a local restaurant and loved the food so much, she became an expert.
Fusion African Recipes
Afro-Vegan (by a classically-trained US chef who campaigns for food justice for children) offers recipes influenced by his African, Afro-Caribbean and Deep South heritage including:
- Smashed Potato Corn Okra
- Roselle-Rooibos Drink
- Cocoa Spice Cake with Ginger