Rupiza (roasted cowpea dish)

Rupiza is a paste made from crushed cowpeas. Sometimes they are roasted before crushing and may be cooked with or without peanut butter. Ingredients 3 cups...

Mutakura (mixed whole-grain bean and cereal dish)

A nutritious mixed grain dish which can be served as a snack or accompaniment Ingredients 1 cup sorghum, ½ cup groundnut, ½ cup cowpeas; or 1 cup...

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...

Zimbabwean risotto with pumpkin

If you are trying to think of something a little different to do with African brown rice try this recipe adapted from www.100daysofrealfood.com/2011/12/23/recipe-brown-rice-risotto/ using...

Marula nut pie

Try this delicious alternative to pecan pie: 1 ready-made short crust pastry ¾ cup marula kernels ⅓ cup dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey 2 eggs 4 tablespoons thick cream 1...

Lazy Sunday lunch at Gava’s

If you are a lover of traditional food and enjoy a lazy Sunday lunch outdoors then Gava’s restaurant is the place for you. Your...

Food Plants of Zimbabwe – with old and new ways of...

Food Plants of Zimbabwe - with old and new ways of preparation M.H. Tredgold, Mambo Press, Harare, 1986 Of all of the reference books on my...

Welcome to Naturally Zimbabwean magazine

Welcome to the first edition of Naturally Zimbabwean, an online magazine for Zimbabweans and everyone else with a passion for our natural foods, natural...

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...

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,...

Zimbabwe promotes cereals and tubers at Expo Milan 2015

This year Zimbabwe is participating in the international food expo currently being held in Milan, Italy, which runs until October. Zimbabwe’s 125m2 stand is...

The transformative potential of finger millet

This article draws heavily on a paper by the African Research Institute: “Grain Revolution: finger millet and livelihood transformation in rural Zimbabwe”.  http://www.africaresearchinstitute.org/ “I want...