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...

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....

A recipe for good health

This article is adapted from a publication by the Zimbabwe Traditional and Organic Food Forum called Eat Well – Live Well – The Good...

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...

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...

Learning to love legumes

Legumes (peas and beans) are a much maligned food in this part of the world. When I ask fellow Zimbabweans why they don’t enjoy...

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...

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...

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...

Healthy diets for children and teenagers

Everyone knows, when it comes to eating, that there is no choice, we must eat! However, we can choose what type of food we...