About Cordialis Chipo

I founded The African Pot Nutrition (TAPN) to teach people of African descent how to eat well in a period of the nutrition transition and the consequent “New African Diet.” My mission is simple, “To improve health………” If I can help a father prevent a stroke, a sister manage diabetes, a brother reduce risk of cancer or a mother live long enough to hold her grandchildren, my mission will be complete.

Fast Food In Africa…An African Dietitian’s Perspective

When I heard first heard about multinational fast food companies expanding throughout Africa, I was ready to protest. Much like the rest of the world, obesity in Africa is on the rise and as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who has seen the negative contributions of fast food on the health of Westerners, I shuddered at

Beef Chutney

This is my go-to dish whenever I am having a lazy day but still need to feed the family. The main ingredient Mrs Ball's Chutney, an extremely flavorful chutney from South Africa. In North America, you can find it on Amazon.com and speciality stores that sell international foods (e.g World Market).  It is extremely flavorful and delicious when

10 Tips for Successful Long-Term Weight Loss.

 I am constantly being asked for weight loss advice. Most of the times, people want my opinion on the latest diet fads circulating the market and when I deliver the grim message that "fad diets don't work," they look at me with utter disbelief before narrating how Jane lost weight on the "diet" as did Brenda, Peter and Paul.

Coconut Rice

This highly fragrant and colorful dish makes the perfect accompaniment for stews and roasts.  Ingredients 1/4 medium onion, chopped1 clove garlic1 tablespoon curry powder1 1/2 c rice (basmati preferred)1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk1 1/4 cups waterPeas (optional)Carrots, cubed (optional)Salt to taste Instructions: 1. Preheat oil in medium  saucepan and saute onion and garlic until translucent. 2. Add

Sukuma Wiki (Collard Greens)

Of all the things growing in my small backyard garden, the leafy green vegetables (mustards and collards) are my favorite. No store-bought greens come close to the taste of fresh home grown vegetables. "Sukuma Wiki" is  a Swahili phrase meaning "push the week" implying that the greens are added to the relish as a means of stretching

African Chicken Stew

Another basic recipe to serve with starch dishes. A stewing hen provides flavor and texture  to the entree. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CxluS-lY-W8

Simple African Beef Stew

Every good pot of sadza/ugali/pap/fufu/rice deserves a great stew and if you are a beef eater, this is the recipe for you. While coconut adds a subtle flavor to the stew, it can be omitted for a lower fat variation. Ingredients 2 lb (4.4 kg) beef for stewing 2 heaped tablespoons curry powder 1 tsp black pepper 1

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