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.

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

Sadza/Ugali/Nshima/Pap

Sadza/Ugali/ Nshima:  If I had to serve one food item that would represent most countries in Africa, I am pretty sure this starchy staple would be in my serving dish.  Usually prepared by mixing water and a starch to a thick porridge consistency,  this dish is refered to by various names throughout the continent. Common names include Sadza,

Are you overweight or obese?

You have probably heard that excess body weight and obesity contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and certain cancers. Health care professionals use Body Mass Index  (BMI), a ratio measuring your weight in relation to your height to determine if you are overweight or obese. With the exception of athletes and the

Would you like some Baobab with that?

A baobab fruit split open to show the seeds. The fruit is about 18 cm long, and the seeds themselves are dark and encased in cubes of dry, white pulp, which can be dissolved in water with sugar or warm milk to make a drink. This fruit was obtained in the Eastern Highlands of

Change Challenge:Take a break…..

Studies show that it takes 15-20 minutes for your stomach to register that it is full. Taking a break before getting up to refill your plates may reduce your overall caloric intake helping you lose weight.

Follow the 80/20 rule…

Just because you want to eat healthier food does not mean that your favforite foods are completely off limits. All foods can fit as part of a healthy diet and yes,you can still enjoy that packet of Salt and Vinegar chips or fast food burger every once in a while. Just remember the 80/20 rule of

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