Marni Fogelson-Teel, 12/26/11
Kwanzaa may be a relatively new to the winter holiday lineup (it was started in 1966), but the variety of traditional African and African-American foods served is impressive and delicious and steeped in diverse culinary heritages, emphasizing spices, veggies, and uncoventional taste twists. This groundnut stew is known around our house as "Peanut Butter Stew," named for the not-so-secret ingredient that makes this dish a standout. Read more for an irresistible meal (whether you celebrate Kwanzaa or not): What kid would turn their noses up at a stew made with peanut butter? Black eyed peas give an optional, but highly recommended dose of protein. They are also considered to be good luck for a new year - so serve up this Groundnut Stew for a yummy and prosperous start to 2012.