Red Velvet Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe

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This is the first in a series of four posts, featuring dessert dishes from the All-American/Classic-American/American-Desserts page here on Ethnic foods R Us. This Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe is the perfect way to kick off to your sweet-tooth adventure!

Red Velvet Cheesecake

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Red Velvet Cake has long been an original North American favorite, so combining it with a cheesecake, making a Red Velvet Cheesecake, is just the kind of thing we like to do. I’m betting if you try this Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe, you’ll be glad we did!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe-

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Javanese Ayam Ungkep

Javanese Ayam Ungkep

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This Javanese Ayam Ungkep recipe is taken from our Javanese Cuisine page. For more delicious Javanese dishes, click here.

Javanese Ayam Ungkep is a specialty dish of spiced and deep fried chicken. The chicken pieces are pre-cooked in spices before being deep fried. The Javanese consider it as a great party dish. Try some. You will surely want to serve some Ayam Ungkep at your next party!

Javanese Ayam Ungkep

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Indian Bhuna Gosht

Indian Bhuna Gosht

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Indian Bhuna Gosht is an exceptional curried lamb main course. It is the “Bhuna” that makes it so special. Bhuna consists of pan-frying the lamb along with certain spices. Because the meat is cooked in its own juices, Indian Bhuna Gosht is a deep, richly flavored dish. It will take you a while to prepare, but believe me, the sitting down to eat part at the end of your labor is well worth it.

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9 Super Healthy Spices

9 Super Healthy Spices

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9 Super Healthy Spices

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The health benefits of spices and herbs have long been known to many cultures worldwide. And these 9 super healthy spices being presented here on this post are by no means all of them. There are an abundance of spices on our planet that are good for you. But these nine are among the very best, for reasons to follow.

According to studies carried out by McCormick Science Institute, an independent research organization, there are many health-promoting advantages realized in the body by consuming more herbs and spices.

The following list is indicative of the benefits of (not just, but especially) the:

9 Super Healthy Spices for your body.

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British Bangers and Mash

English Bangers and Mash

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English Bangers and Mash is also a South African favorite; they developed a taste for the dish during Great Britain’s 100+ years of Imperial rule. But this is the original, authentic and traditional British version – English Bangers and Mash. It is also very often served with green peas (as seen in the picture) so feel free to add some freshly steamed peas to the dish before serving, if you like.

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English Bangers and Mash Recipe-

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African Tilapia Stew

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This African Tilapia Stew recipe comes straight from my wife, her own version of a nationally popular stew. My wife is a native Ghanaian, who is from the Volta Region, where this stew is popular. It is one of my absolute favorite dishes to come out of Ghana. I hope you and your family and friends will enjoy African Tilapia Stew as much as I do!

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African Tilapia Stew Recipe-

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Wilson Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian

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This Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian recipe is a new addition to our All American Soups and Sandwiches page. It is a very unique take on an age-old stew, that will surely have you wondering how in the world did this get so good!

Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian

There are lots of beef stews, but until you have tried this Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian, you have not yet known how wonderful a beef stew can be. This is my own special recipe. Hearty Beef Stew Wilsonian is an outgrowth of my interaction with my Ghanaian wife’s cooking. She is, in her own right, an amazing cook. She has introduced me to spices and food preparations that I had not yet known. Combined with my American ideas about how to cook a stew with her Ghanaian concepts, this Wilson Hearty Beef Stew came to be. Enjoy!

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Plantains Edible and Incredible

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Most people (in North America, where I live, anyway) think of the plantains as a kind of banana, only bigger and not as tasty of a fruit. However, while plantains are a relative of the banana, they are, in fact, not a fruit at all. These incredible edible Plantains are actually herbs … and therefore definitely not bananas.

What? You say? These giant “trees” (they grow to heights of over 30 feet) are really overgrown herb plants?
Plantain Tree

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Yep.

In doing my study for this article, I came across quite a number of little-known and interesting facts about plantains, a member of the Plantaginaceae family. Allow me list some things you may not know about:

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Those Incredible Edible Plantains!

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Best Ever Superfruit – Baobab!

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I am in a never ending search for unique, exotic, and little known foods from ethnic cultures around the world. This search includes finding the best ever superfruit. In doing so, I stumbled onto this amazing fruit that grows on the majestic, indigenous to North Africa, Baobab Tree.

best ever superfruit

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The Baobab tree (common name for the 9 species of trees in the genus Adansonia) looks like a giant, standing alone, high above the shrubbery in vast plains. And they are, indeed, very large trees. Adansonias often attain heights of nearly 100 feet and the diameters of their monolithic trunks will grow as large as 36 feet.

Immensely popular in Africa, particularly in the northern regions, Baobab fruit has been the planet’s “best kept secret”, when it comes to healthy foods, for centuries. I did some Google searches for keywords such as:

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Prawns ya Pilau

Prawns ya Pilau Tanzanian Style

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Prawns ya Pilau (“Prawns with Rice”) is a national Tanzanian favorite dish. Many cultures have rice and seafood dishes, however, how the rice is prepared is where there is usually an ethnic distinction.

In Tanzania, heavily spiced, rich with unique-to-Africa spices and herbs rice is what really sets this dish in a class of its own. And trust me, Prawns ya Pilau, Tanzanian style, is super delicious!

Prawns ya Pilau

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Prawns ya Pilau Tanzanian Style Recipe-

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Honduran Seafood Soup

Honduran Seafood Soup

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Honduran Seafood Soup (Sopa Catratcha De Mariscos Con Un) is a national favorite dish in Honduras. Seafood is cooked in coconut milk with subtle seasonings and cobs of maize (corn). You can use any kinds of seafood, but this recipe calls for shrimp, fish fillet, and conch meat.

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Honduran Seafood Soup Recipe-

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20 Bizarre But Healthy Super Foods

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Here at Ethnic Foods R Us, we like to share ethnic foods that are everyday fare for cultures around the world, but unusual and “ethnic” foods to people of other cultures. But we also promote healthy diets and eating habits.

So, in keeping with that secondary purpose, this post will provide you with a list of 20 bizarre but healthy super foods you should know about and have in your diet. Looks can be deceiving, but these foods are loaded with health benefits.


1. Millet

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Yep, good old bird feed, a staple in lots of the mixes you put out for our feathered friends. But you should be eating this yourself.

A gluten-free food, Millet is chocked full of phytic acid, fiber, magnesium, and Magnese, and not only safe for human consumption, very beneficial. Magnese promotes good development of connective tissues and bones, and get this – Millet is sexy too, it promotes the production of sex hormones in the body.

If you can’t find millet locally, you can purchase some if you go here, on our online foods store.


2. Chicken Liver

20 Bizarre But Healthy Super Foods

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Lots of people are familiar with, and like, chicken liver pate, but with its ability to deliver to the body a lot of iron, Vitanims A and B12, it should be an inclusion in your diet as an ingredient in menu items as well. Or just sauté some up in butter and eat with a little salt and pepper – delicious.

Another health benefit is how it helps keep your thyroid healthy, because of the Folate it contains, which also promotes fertility.


3. Kohlrabi

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(Photo Attributed to Author: Anita Martinz from Klagenfurt, Austria)

This weird looking vegetable is actually a cousin to broccoli and cabbage, but looks more like a turnip with a bunch of spires sprouting out of it. Usually purple or sometimes a light green color, kohlrabi contains a large level of potassium and Vitamin C, as well as many cancer-fighting phytochemicals.

It makes a great addition to salads, and can be added as a tasty and healthy addition to your stir-fry dishes.


4. Amaranth

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This attractive plant produces a grain that excels over wheat with its extremely high fiber content. Loaded with Vitamins A and C, and potassium, Amaranth is a very good food anytime, but especially good for people recovering from injury or illness, because it is very gentle on the digestive system.

If you can’t find Amaranth locally, you can purchase some if you go here, on our online foods store.


5. Blood Pudding/Sausage

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I know, I know, most people are like, “Seriously? Pudding made from blood?”

But yes, this food, quite popular in England, is made from the dried blood of cows or pigs. It tastes like sausage, is often sold in sausage form, and contains “heam,” which is a type of iron.

Heam happens to be the form of iron most readily absorbed by the human body, hence, it is valuable in aiding in the defense against anemia.

Brave enough to try it? You can get some if you go here, on our online foods store.

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Soul Food Fried Frog Legs

All-American Soul Food Fried Frog Legs

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Today we are featuring one of the many Soul Food dishes from the All-American/Southern Soul Food page here on Ethnic foods R Us. This super delicious Soul Food Fried Frog Legs recipe is a prime example of American Soul Food at its ethnic and cultural finest!

Soul Food Fried Frog Legs

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Southern Fried Frog Legs are as Deep South an American Soul Food dish as you can get. Please, if you prepare some, purchase farm-raised frog legs, as frogs are becoming an endangered species in the wild. And we need them to keep our precious natural environment in balance.

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