A recent study documented what many African elders have long known; traditional diets are healthy and protective against disease. Unlike many from the generations that follow them, most of ...
It is officially pumpkin season in North America so I am making one of my absolute favorite comfort foods. This is a great snack or side dish that is also Vegan friendly!!
To ensure optimal health, you need to control your food portions, but how do you know if the food you are serving is adequate for you? While using measuring tools such as scales, cups and spoons is the most accurate method of ensuring correct portion control, it is not always convenient. A method healthcare practitioners […]
Someone left me a comment, “ko derere munobika here?” (“Do you cook okra?”) I laughed heartedly but when I went to the local store and saw fresh okra on the shelf, I knew I had to pay homage to my grandmother (gogo) while answering the question of the reader. “Hongu derere ndinobika ende sandi kunaka ikoko!” (“Yes, I do cook okra and it […]
A recent study documented what many African elders have long known; traditional diets are healthy and protective against disease. Unlike many from the generations that follow them, most of the elders in traditional African societies are the epitome of health and suffer none of the chronic diseases that are rapidly increasing on the continent. […]
Eku writes:” I have this very lazy feeling in the morning, I have to force myself to get up and make myself go running . What can I do to give myself a boost or just to have the energy to do things. Other than old age, give me something else.” The dietitian says: How well […]
Confession! I prefer to buy brown eggs because I subconsciously want them to be healthier. But does my science support my subconscious self?
Guilt-free indulgence. There is something about malt vinegar drizzled over potatoes that makes me drool…..Just sayin’
Wondering what to do with the left over brown rice in your refrigerator? Try this traditional Zimbabwean recipe and you might find yourself making more brown rice than you need just because you want the leftovers. It also works well with Madagascar Pink Rice or Red Rice. Serve it with your favorite stew, veggies or […]
Mulberries are on sale at my Farmers Market in Temecula, California USA. (Yay!!!) For years, I had substituted blackberries for mulberries but there is a huge difference.
Note: This article which I wrote for Her Zimbabwe (www.herzimbabwe.co.zw) answers the commonly asked questions about an African favorite. Known as Sadza, Nshima, Ugali, Posho, Pap, fufu etc. it is a staple in many households but the age of dieting has made it a villain. But is it really the culprit of excess weight gained? […]