Many Africans joke that salad is “rabbit food” and yet when it comes to health,they will gladly sit down and enjoy a plateful. While salads can be wonderful and packed with ...
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A few weeks ago I shared a picture of Madagascar Pink Rice that I had purchased at a local organic food store. After weeks of just gawking at how pretty it looked, I decided to cook it. I wanted to taste the true unadulterated flavor of the rice so I simply cooked it in water […]
The question I thought of you today because my hubby has just been told his cholesterol levels are double what they should be and I’m freaking out… Don’t know what to cook! We generally have 3 days Zim traditional foods and 3 days western type then go out on one day. With the western foods […]
A short while ago, I saw a picture of these “egg cakes” on an advertisement for a company that makes pork products. Instead of using bread to wrap around the egg, the company used bacon. It looked delicious. Recently, I was on Afrolems (an African Food Blog with amazing recipes and pictures) and saw that […]
My taste buds must have done a happy dance this last weekend. While I was at the Farmer’s Market, I saw a man selling mulberries, a fruit that is extremely rare in the USA but popular in Africa and some parts of Asia. As I popped the fruit in my mouth, I was flooded with […]
I recently asked TAPN’s friends on Facebook to tell me the name of these little fish in their native language. Names like matemba, kapenta, daaga,arenque, omena, yoyo and kifin miya appeared below the post. Of all the names listed, I will admit that my favourite is “school age boys,” which must be a play on […]
Healthy eating should never be complicated, but the huge numbers of “diets” that are available through various media suggest otherwise. Some diets suggest that if you are not eating according to your blood type you are not eating well. Others tell you that you have to eliminate all intakes of various food groups while even […]
Hello, My G.P just told me that I need to stop using salt when I cook. What can I use to make sure that the food still tastes good? M.T, United Kingdom Our Response: Salt is one of the oldest seasoning known to man and it adds flavour to food. […]
When TAPN asked if you had ever eaten chicken feet, quite a few people responded that they had. . They may be the lowliest part of the chicken but they are an excellent source of calcium and provide almost as much protein as the rest of the chicken. Chew on the bones to extract the […]
Guerilla Gardener Ron Finely recently advised us to grow a garden because “growing your own food is like printing your own money.” He was absolutely right! My father grew both a garden and an orchard and rarely fed us store-bought fruits and vegetables. In fact, he was such the urban farmer that he supplied many […]
The question Nutritionist, Here in Kenya we like nyama choma. Is it true that it can cause cancer? TK (Note: Nyama choma is the Swahili name for meat cooked over a fire. Similar African foods include braai, bbq, chichinga, suya) Our response Oh TK, you are about to get me in trouble with a whole lot of people! When meat is cooked […]