How To Make Mahewu (Amarewu, Mageu, Mabhundu, Mapotho)

There is a huge interest in the role of fermented foods for overall health. Social media, magazines 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.  The African diet is rich in fermentation with  foods such

What A Toddler Can Teach You About Healthy Eating.

  When my kids were younger and my mother-in-law would visit, she would spoil them with scrumptious homemade treats.  Each day the kitchen was  filled with the sweet scent of cardamom, coconut milk, sugar, flour and butter simmered to perfection in a sizzling hot pan of oil as she made fresh mandazi ( donuts)- a huge favorite

Fresh or Frozen Veggies. Which Is The Better Choice?

Frozen food in the refrigerator. Fact:  If you grow your own vegetables and eat them soon after picking, , the statement that fresh vegetables are healthier than frozen may hold some truth. Just picked vegetables contain more vitamins and minerals than their frozen counterparts. However, the longer a "fresh"  vegetable is kept before

10 Tips to Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

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.

Here’s The Diet That Works

You see, long term weight loss has never been achieved by following a restrictive diet that bans your favorite foods. Such a diet is a temporary fix to a long term problem. Truth of the matter is the diet that works is not that complicated. It doesn't come in liquid or powder form and surely doesn't force you to eliminate your favorite foods.

Here’s An Easy Way To Estimate Food Portions

You probably know that measuring your portions using tools such as  scales, cups and spoons is the most accurate method of ensuring that your portions meet recommended sizes. However, lugging around a set of measuring tools is not always the most convenient thing to do. Besides, imagine pulling out a mini-scale at a restaurant to

Hibiscus Sabadariffa (Zobo/Bissap/Sobolo)

Also Known As Bissap (Senegal) Gul e Khatmi (Pakistan), Jamaica ( Mexico) Orhul (India). Roselle, Sorrel (Jamaica) Sobolo (Ghana), Ufuta (Swahili) How used in the diet 1. As a hot or cold beverage/ tea sometimes flavored with ginger, tumeric and/or lemongrass. 2. As a vegetable in stews H. Sabadariffa as medicine Traditionally Hibsicus has been

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