Nyimo bean and pumpkin curry

Thanks to Real Foods for this recipe Ingredients Pumpkin 1/2 head of Broccoli 2 Tomatoes 1 Red Onion 1 bulb Garlic 1 piece Ginger 1...

Nyimo bean shakshuka

By Peta Searl Ingredients • One onion, chopped • One red pepper, chopped • One tin of tomatoes • One tin of nyimo beans or 250gms dried nyimos, soaked...

Cowpea pancakes with green coconut relish

By Peta Searl An adaption of a South Indian pancake which is traditionally made with black beans. To make it you need a food processor or...

Sorghum idli

By Annette Eastwood Ingredients 1 cup sorghum meal 1 cup lacto (sour milk) 1 egg Spices of your choice: chilli, cumin, ginger, garlic etc 1...

Announcing our recipe competition winners

It was a really difficult decision. The entries for our recipe competition were all so excellent that it was almost impossible to rank them....

Roundtable discusses traditional food survey

Last month, representatives from the health, education, agriculture and hospitality sectors met to discuss the results of a survey carried out in Harare on...

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...

Amaranth grain milee

Ingredients 8 medium potatoes 5 carrots 225g peas 1.5kg cowpeas 4 tomatoes 1 green pepper 100g amaranth grain 1 teaspoon salt 1 serving spoon...

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...

Chimodo bread with sweet potato or cassava flour

This traditional bread is usually baked on hot coals in a cast iron frying pan with a lid. Ingredients 1 cup sweet potato or cassava flour, ...

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...

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...