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...

Zumbani, to the rescue

The way to my primary school consisted of three routes. One route passed through the local shopping areas with supermarkets and fruit and vegetable...

Nyimo bean salad with watermelon

Thank you Lia Brazier, for this delicious recipe... Ingredients 500g nyimo beans, (bambara nuts, roundnuts) boiled until soft 250g water melon, sliced with seeds removed 1 large cucumber,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...