Marula makes a difference

In semi-arid Chivi and Mwenezi districts of Zimbabwe livelihoods are precarious. Most families depend on production of maize, sorghum and millet as well as...

Mushrooms farmed by termites make tasty summer treats

Termitomyces are a remarkable group of mushrooms which have been able to survive for 30 million years by forging an intimate relationship with termites....

Good old cooking days in Manicaland

She talked about food and cooking in the pastwith nostalgia and a sparkle in her eyes. “Those were the good old days,” said a beaming...

Finger millet porridge and sadza

From Bertha Nherera   Ingredients 3 cups toasted finger millet flour 11 cups water ½ teaspoon salt Optional toppings: sugar, milk, baobab powder, yoghurt, peanut butter, marula...

Creamy carrot cake with marula and mongongo nuts

Ingredients For the cake: 200g light or dark brown sugar 180ml vegetable oil 120g Greek yoghurt 3 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 250g flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ¼...

Usavi (soup) powder mixes

Instead of buying gravy mixes, soup powders or stock cubes, which probably contain all kinds of unhealthy additives, you can easily make your own...

Nyimo and pumpkin leaf spring rolls with peanut sauce

Recipe courtesy of Chef Donny’s Ingredients For the spring rolls 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves of garlic, minced 2 bunches of pumpkin leaves, cleaned and chopped ...

Roadrunner omelette with nyemba sprouts

Ingredients 3 medium roadrunner (free-range chicken) or guinea fowl eggs 2 shallots finely chopped 100g cowpea sprouts (see sprouting method) 100g amaranthus leaves Salt and pepper Method In a 20cm diameter...

Marula nut logs

Marula Nut Logs Recipe courtesy of Charlie’s Kitchen Ingredients 3 cups marula nuts 1 ½ cups marula nut butter (recipe follows) ¾ can (385g) of sweetened...

Sweet potato fingers

Recipe from Community Technology Development Trust Ingredients 4 large cooked sweet potatoes 1chopped onion 1 carrot grated salt to taste 1/2tsp periperi 1/4 barbecue spice ...