Stirfry cowpea sprouts with amaranth

Ingredients 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 clove garlic (peeled and finely chopped) 500g cowpea sprouts (see sprouting method) 200g amaranth leaves (washed and torn into shreds) 3 spring onions...

Making sprouts with traditional seeds

I have a terrible confession – I am a lazy cook. I rarely have the time, energy or motivation to make big, elaborate meals....

Going nuts for Mongongo

For good health, nutritionists recommend that we eat a handful of (preferably unsalted) nuts and seeds each day. This is because nuts and seeds...

Underutilized crops championed at local University

Horticulture researchers at the Crop Science Department, University of Zimbabwe are creating a buzz about traditional tuber crops. After tasting some of the products...

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...

Nyimo bean hummus

Ingredients – serves 4 as a starter 250 g cooked nyimo beans 1 teaspoon tahini paste 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 garlic clove 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4...

Zimbabwe’s superfruit

The iconic baobab (Adansonia digitata), is native to hot dry areas of Africa. Science explains the strange shape of the tree as being related...

Interview with African nutritionist and blogger: Cordialis Kasago

Tell us about yourself – your background, where you’re from and how you came to be who you are today in relation to promoting...

Wetland decline threatens a local delicacy

Wetlands are rapidly declining in most parts of Mutare district in Manicaland province, threatening crops such as magogoya or madhumbe, are a delicacy in...

Controlling diabetes with a traditional diet

Most people affected by diabetes are unaware that they even have the condition. According to the Zimbabwe Diabetic Association over ten percent of Zimbabweans...