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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A Facebook friend recently shared this article. The author shares the sentiment of many and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. What are your Christmas memories? http://moreintelligentlife.com/content/ideas/simon-willis/dish-more-ordinary
Reblogged from Global Health Africa: Two years ago, the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) was launched to increase the quality, quantity and retention of health care workers and the faculty needed to train them. The program is investing about $130 million over five years through direct awards to African institutions in a dozen countries. Within […]
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 […]
I recently asked my friends on Facebook which foods should be part of my “Top African Dishes for 2014.” Popular dishes such as Jollof Rice, Chakalaka and Chicken in peanut sauce topped the suggestions but I was pleasantly surprised to see Seswaa, the National Dish of Botswana being recommended several times. While I had heard […]
African food is increasing in popularity worldwide and from October 18- October 25, the beautiful city of San Diego hosts its 2nd Annual Africa Restaurant Week. The event promises to be fun-filled with drumming, cooking classes, movie screenings, coffee, beer and wine tastings all scheduled to occur. If you are in the area, please plan […]
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 myself totally confused and unsure of how I wanted to prepare it. It was pumpkin season in North America and I had stumbled upon a […]
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 hot or cold and is commonly served as a thirst quencher, meal replacement and weaning food. Traditional mahewu is low in high quality protein but […]
There is a huge interest in the role of fermented foods for overall health. Magazine articles, grocery and health food stores all tout the benefits of foods such as kefir, kombucha, kimchi and yogurt as functional foods whose benefits in overall health extend beyond nutrition. (More about this in another post coming soon.) The African […]
At the end of 2011, I found myself lamenting about the lack of African food on the world’s plate. I questioned why African food was never cited in lists that discussed the best/trendiest/healthiest foods etc. of the year. When I took my lamentations to Facebook, it was evident that many shared the same sentiment. Fast […]
Watermelon is a favorite in my household. Besides being absolutely delicious and refreshing, it is high in water and an excellent thirst quencher. In addition, watermelon is a great source of Vitamin C: for growth and repair of tissue, building of the immune system and absorption of iron Vitamin A: for healthy skin and membranes, night […]