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1. Delicious Plantain Chips

Plantains are a member of the banana family. They are a starchy, low in sugar variety that is cooked before serving as it is unsuitable raw. It is used in many savory dishes somewhat like a potato would be used and is very popular in Western Africa and the Caribbean countries. It is usually fried or baked.

Best served hot or warm

Ingredients

  • 3x green unripe plantains,
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt,
  • vegetable oil for deep frying

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice the green plantains as thin as possible
  2. Soak them for 5 minutes in warm water to wash away the excess starch
  3. Drain the plantain from the water and season with salt
  4. Heat the vegetable oil at 350F and fry the plantain until golden brown
  5. Remove and place in a paper towel to remove the excess oil

2. Injera

Injera is a sourdough-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture. Traditionally made out of teff flour, it is a national dish in Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia.

Serves: 6 People, Preparation Time: 5mins,
Cooking Time: 5mins, Standing Time: 2 days

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup teff flour (found in health food shops)
  • 3½ cups water
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Mix teff with the water. Leave to stand in a covered bowl for a couple of days until it starts to bubble
  2. The mixture should be slightly sour and the consistency of crêpe batter - stir in the salt
  3. Add a ladle of the mixture to a pre-heated skillet and cook slowly until air bubbles rise to the top
  4. Do not let it brown, and make sure that it is not too thick

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DIY (Arts & Crafts)

Find and save ideas about Do it yourself crafts. You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to get unique art for your home. In fact you can do it yourself. Do-it-yourself projects and craft ideas you can easily complete, no matter your skill level.

Materials

  1. Acrylic paint
  2. Something to put the paint in - I used disposable plastic cups
  3. Paintbrushes - You'll need both the wide and thin brushes
  4. Smocks - This will help protect clothing.
  5. Newspapers - Use this to cover the tables
  6. Cardboard, cylindrical, oatmeal boxes - Either small, large, or both sizes can be used

If you want the cloth embellishments on the tops of the drums, you'll also need:

  1. Fabric - 1 yard makes at least 10 circles.
  2. Scissors - I used pinking shears in order to have a zigzag edge around the drums.
  3. Paper plate (10 1/4 inch or 26 cm.) - Use it to trace the circles.
  4. Permanent marker - Use it for tracing the circles.)
  5. Rubber bands - Use them to hold the cloth in place on the oatmeal boxes.

Instructions

  1. Use an oatmeal box without the lid.
  2. Pour paint into the disposable cups and place a wide paint brush inside the cups.
  3. Cover the outside of your oatmeal box with paint.
  4. Once the drums have dried, add a piece of cloth to the top.  Use a large paper plate to trace a circle on a piece of cloth.
  5. Cut out the circles that were traced on the cloth.
  6. Return and secure the oatmeal box lid to the oatmeal box.  Evenly position the circular cloth over the top of the oatmeal box.  Put a rubber band around the cloth to hold it in place.