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Taste of Africa Recipe {New Food Friday}

sandycookingI really hope you caught my interview with Sandy Salle from Hills of Africa about this awesome cookbook, Taste of Africa. If didn’t please check it out. As promised here is a recipe that Sandy has shared with us and information on how you can purchase this book for yourself. Enjoy!


Is there a recipe you can share with us either from the cookbook or maybe one that didn’t make the cookbook?

Absolutely! I’d first like to point out that this recipe book is perfect for everyone—it features a variety of vegetarian, meat, dessert, spicy and non-spicy, and appetizer dishes.

One of my favorite dishes from the book is a Lamb & Butternut Squash Tagine recipe from Camp Kalahari, which I’ve spotlighted below:

SIDE NOTE: I make the lamb and butternut tagine at home in a potjie—a three-legged cast iron pot—over an open fire for about three hours. It’s the perfect dish to cook for a large group of friends and the lamb, butternut, and sweet apricot flavors pair perfectly!

Lamb & Butternut Squash Tagine:

Serves 6-8

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound cubed lamb shoulder
1 sliced onion
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon chili flakes
2 cups lamb stock
14 ounce can of chopped tomatoes
1 extra large butternut squash, peeled & cubed
1 handful of chopped apricots
A pinch of salt & pepper


1. Heat the oil in a tagine or casserole pan
2. Fry the lamb in batches for 3 – 4 min. or until brown
3. Fry the onion in the tagine until brown
4. Add the garlic & cook for an additional 3 – 4 min.
5. Return the cooked lamb cubes to the tagine & add the stock, dried apricots, & chopped tomatoes
6. Season with salt & pepper & bring mixture to a boil
Reduce heat, cover, & simmer for 45 min. until lamb is tender & sauce has thickened
7. Add the butternut squash & cook for 15 min.

To Serve
2 tablespoons fresh, chopped parsley
2 tablespoons fresh, chopped mint
1 handful of flaked almonds
14 ounces couscous cooked
6 tablespoons Greek-style yogurt
Finally question! How can we go about purchasing the Taste of Africa Cookbook?

You can purchase the book online at

You can also purchase the book over the phone with us by calling our office at 800.940.9344

We are so unbelievably proud of this book and all of the amazing restaurants and kitchens that are featured in it! I hand selected each of the recipes to ensure that the book would not only be well-rounded in its selection, but also so that it would be a one-of-a-kind cookbook—and it is! The book even contains recipes that were given to me by my mum, Annabelle, whom I love with all my heart; my best friend and sister, Pam; my beautiful sister-in-law, Edz; and my very generous mother-in-law, Lynn. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we all do. Family is the heart and soul of a meal, after all.

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5 thoughts on “Taste of Africa Recipe {New Food Friday}

  1. Oh wow this lamb recipe sounds so delicious. I may have to cook that for Sunday dinner. Thanks for the recipe.

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