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,...

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 ...

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...

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...

War on sugar

An attack on sugar feels like an attack on sugar users, and so on most of us. There is sugar in the cookies and...

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...

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...

The Utsanzi Story

In Zimbabwe, more and more enterprises are responding to consumers’ growing interest in wholesome food and products that celebrate the essence of Africa’s unique...

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...