Peanut Butter Smothered Pumpkin Leaves (Muboora)

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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The Health Benefits of Mahewu

Mahewu (Amarewu , Togwa , Mabundu, Mapotho) is a traditional African beverage enjoyed by millions. Derived from fermenting cereals such as maize (corn), millet and sorghum, it can be consumed ...


What your toddler can teach you about eating….

My mother-in-law is an awesome cook and when she visits, my children are spoiled rotten with delicious home made treats.  When I get home from work, I am greeted by ...

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Overweight/Obesity Rates Amongst African Women Aged 15-100 years (Source: World Health Organization)

Why Is Africa Getting Fatter?

 Obesity is rapidly becoming a public health challenge on the African continent. According ...

The Diet That Works….

I have said it once and I will say it again, “the ...
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8 African Dishes You Have To Try (and recipes to help you along)….

The African continent boasts a wide variety dishes and tastes. Some dishes are ...

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“30 Days A Vegan!” Can Africans Can Be Vegetarian?

  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, […]

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10 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Health

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/

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Palm Oil: Friend or Foe?

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/

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Article: Meal Planning For the Busy Mom

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/

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30 Days A Vegan (with @africadietitian)

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 […]

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10 African Dishes for 2014

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?  

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In Chie’s Kitchen: Nhopi and The Nutrition of Pumpkin

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 […]

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Food Fun Friday-5 Food blogs to blow your mind (pot) away!

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…

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Brown Rice with Peanut Butter

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 […]

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Sorghum- A Nutrition Packed African Grain!

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 […]

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