Nyimo sprout stir fry with peanut butter sauce

Ingredients 200g nyimo bean sprouts (see sprouting method) 200g okra cut into rounds 3 shallots cut into rounds 1 bunch young blackjack leaves and shoots 1 large tablespoon of...

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...

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...

Binga’s rubies make farmers smile

Mr. Mudenga is a farmer in Binga District, whose life has been changed by what he calls the 'Rubies of Binga'. Binga is one...

Cooking culture in the post modern world

Preserving Our Cooking Culture In The Modern World Cooking is a tradition to many cultures and often regarded as the thread binding together Zimbabwean homes....

Dried food delights

On a recent trip to East Africa, whilst enjoying the diverse traditional foods, I was stuck by the fact that food drying is not...

Petalilli promotes seven generations principle

Herbal teas are becoming increasingly popular as health giving tonics and an alternative to caffeine-containing drinks. A wide range of different products is now...

Cowpea pancakes

Ingredients 225g cowpeas, cleaned and washed 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 2cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon cumin...

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...

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,...