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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 […]
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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 […]
We are celebrating African Health and Heritage Week (February 1-7) this week. Part of our African heritage takes pride in our ability to grow our own food, making the concept of “eating local” really personal .So the urban farmer in me has these wonderful greens growing in her garden …… my father would be so […]
When I asked my friends on Facebook to name these little fish in their native language, the answers came pouring. Matemba, Kapenta, Daaga, Arenque, Omena, Yoyo and Kifin Miya appeared below the post. Of all the names listed, I will admit that my favorite was “school age boys,” which must be a play on the […]
It’s February and North America is celebrating Black History Month. As part of the celebration, Oldways, a nutrition education organization is launching in the 2nd annual “African Health and Heritage (AH&H)” Week from February 1-7. During AH&H week, people are encouraged to try at least one traditional African dish. As a dietitian who grew up […]
If I had to pick an international African dish, it would most probably be the thick porridge starch known as sadza/posho/isitshwala/nshima/ugali etc. However, with all the diet misinformation on the market, some are staying away from it stating that it is fattening. I wrote an article for HerZimbabwe.com and dispelled this myth. “In the interest […]
I recently shared my thoughts on multi-national fast food institutions setting up shop throughout Africa with Food and Nutrition Magazine. Visit their blog to learn what I think governments and fast food corporations should do if they intend to do business on the continent. “When I heard about multinational fast food companies expanding throughout Africa, […]