I once called my mother to ask her for a recipe. After almost 2 minutes of listening to her list a variety of ways to cook the food, I found ...
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I think I struck a nerve. I had never had so much opinion on my dietary choices until I announced that my husband and I were embarking on a “30 Days A Vegan” challenge. All of a sudden, everyone had an opinion. While my non-African friends praised my efforts, almost all my African family, […]
Good Health! We all want it but how do we get it? While there is no cookie cutter method to getting healthier, there are some things you can do to get a step closer to excellent health. Find out more in my article published in Radiant Health Magazine. http://www.radianthealthmag.com/health-wellness/10-things-you-can-do-to-improve-your-health-2/
Palm oil is a popular ingredient in many parts of Africa. Is it healthy? Is it good for you? Should you eat it? Find out my thoughts as written in Radiant Health Magazine. http://www.radianthealthmag.com/healthy-eating/is-palm-oil-good-for-cooking/
I recently became a writer for Radiant Health Magazine, “Nigeria’s Leading Health Magazine.” It is an exciting venture with numerous health articles for Nigerian (and indeed African) women. Here is a link to one of the articles in their premier issue. I would love to hear your thoughts. http://www.radianthealthmag.com/healthy-eating/meal-planning-made-easy-2/
One of my favorite pass times is watching documentaries. From social to environmental and health issues, I find such great fulfillment in curling up on the sofa and immersing myself in a good documentary. Recently, my husband and I watched “Vegucated” a documentary in which 3 New Yorkers are given the challenge to follow a vegan […]
Last year, I asked my friends on Facebook to help me compile a list of 10 African dishes a newcomer to African food can try in 2014. Here is a compilation of their recommendations and the recipes from a few of Africa’s finest food bloggers. What foods should we add for next year?
Throughout Africa pumpkins are enjoyed in a variety of ways but one of my favorite is in a traditional Zimbabwean dish known as Nhopi- mashed pumpkin with peanut butter. Yes, it may sound like a weird combination but if you like peanut butter and pumpkin, you will love Nhopi dish. As a child, I indulged in […]
Originally posted on The Sepia Dahlia:
I am so happy that I’m cooking for myself now-it’s not just an act of self love but also a form of therapy.The smell of the different spices:ginger,coriander,cayenne pepper,bay leaves…the hiss of the oil when I’m frying my onions…the vividness of the rich red tomato sauce…the tumultuous rhapsody of…
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. Serve it with your favorite stew, veggies or simply eat it […]
I have a love affair with sorghum. Perhaps it is the color, perhaps it is the texture or perhaps it is simply because when I was a little girl I used to make believe that my sorghum porridge was actually a bowl full of chocolate. (Oh the imagination of a young child!) An original African […]