Nyimo sprouts with roasted sweet potato and butternut

Ingredients 1 medium butternut 1 large sweet potato 200g nyimo bean sprouts (see sprouting method) Method Scrub the skin of the butternut and sweet potatoe. Do not remove unless...

African ingredients/ Asian food

Many ingredients are shared by both African and Asian cuisine. Two examples are finger millet and cowpeas. Try the recipes below for a healthy,...

Sarah Graham tells us about her food safari

Naturally Zimbabwean interviewed Sarah Graham, a celebrated Zimbabwean cook, food writer and TV show host who is based in South-Africa. Sarah’s food philosophy is built...

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...

Local herbal teas are better than rooibos!

Earlier this month The Herald newspaper reported that scientists at the University of Zimbabwe have announced that Zimbabwean herbal teas contain more health-giving anti-oxidants...

Amaranth grain proves popular in gluten-free diets

The plant is already well known in Zimbabwe amongst traditional food fans. Locally called Mowa, Bonongwe or Imbuya, depending on where you are in...

Sweet potato juice

Recipe from Kufunda Village Ingredients 3 cups peeled, cooked sweet potatoes 1 ½ cups sugar Fresh lemon juice to taste Water as needed (about 3...

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...

If you love meat and value your health read on…

My doubts about Zimbabwean love for meat all but disappeared earlier this year when the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division...

Amaranth grain salad

Recipe from Cluster Agriculture Development Services Ingredients 100g whole amaranth grain ½ cup tangy mayonnaise ½ cabbage head, shredded 3 medium carrots, peeled and grated ...