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Okra and Corn (kinara) for Kwanzaa

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When you are preparing to learn about Kwanzaa for Kids this holiday season, be sure to make some traditional foods like this Kwanzaa Okra and Corn recipe!

Kwanza Okra & Corn

Corn is one of the basic foods grown in Africa and is therefore a central food in it’s culture and society. They regard the corn’s life cycle as a symbol of the human life cycle.The stalk (kinara) represents the relationship between parents and children, and between their ancestors and their descendants.

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Okra and Corn (kinara) for Kwanzaa

Okra and Corn (kinara) for Kwanzaa

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

This is a great recipe for Kwanzaa.

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of bacon
  • ½ of a large red bell pepper
  • 2 or 3 green onions scallions, chopped
  • 16 ounce package of frozen sliced okra thawed
  • 16 ounce package of frozen corn thawed
  • 1 medium tomato chopped into small pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper or to your taste

Instructions

    Fry the bacon in a large skillet until it’s crisp and drain it on a paper towel. Using the same skillet, sauté the red pepper with the green onion until they are tender; usually 3 to 5 minutes.

    Add the thawed corn and okra and stir to mix.


    Add the tomato and pepper (and salt if you want it) and stir again to blend. Cook about 5 minutes or until everything is heated. Crumble the bacon, sprinkle over the top and serve hot.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 205mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 8g

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Erlene

Sunday 4th of January 2015

I love okra and this is a nice change from the regular fried okra recipes. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

Sunday 7th of December 2014

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Miz Helen

Thursday 9th of January 2014

Congratulations! Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great weekend! Miz Helen

Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy

Thursday 9th of January 2014

Awesome recipe! I love all the colors, it's so pretty and I love that it each component has a meaning. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Night Fever, Kelli - pinning now!!

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