Soul-Soothing African Peanut Stew – from Oh She Glows Cookbook

Get ready for Soup Month! Today is the last day of January so I thought I’d share one of the best soup recipes we’ve had on our blog. From Oh She Glows, check out this reblog of African Peanut Stew 🙂

CRAVE

During my first year at university I worked in the food services dept as a liaison between students and staff relaying complaints to the food managers to improve the quality of choices offered. On a tour of the kitchen I noticed a new dish they were trying called African Peanut Soup. Growing up I adored my peanut butter and jam sandwiches on my Mother’s homemade bread. I was initially put off by the idea of tomatoes and spicy chilis mixed in with my beloved peanut butter. Boy, was I mistaken! The soup was more of a thick, creamy broth with just enough spice to balance the acidity of the tomatoes. I was a fan from the first taste. Let us take a glimpse at a bit of history on how this soup came to be associated with West Africa.

In Africa peanuts are called ‘groundnuts’; a legume from an annual…

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