Mopane Worms Relish

Serves 4 people Ingredients: 500 g dried mopane worms 3 tomatoes, diced or 1 can of tomatoes 2 onions, diced 1/2 tsp turmeric 3 fresh chillies, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped Tbsp of fresh ginger, finely chopped A little cooking oil Salt Directions: 1. To reconstitute the dried caterpillars, soak them in … Read more

Vegetarian ‘Traditional Proteins’ Roast

Thank you to Langa Lloyd (The Edge Café) for this recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup peanuts 1 cup rupiza (roasted and crushed cowpeas) 1/4 cup lentils 1 carrot 1 onion 1 pepper 1 red or green chilli 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese 2 eggs Salt Directions: Preheat the oven to 180-220°C. Line … Read more

Rosella, Nyii & Masau Iced Tea

Thanks to Sarah Lilford (Dusty Road) for this recipe. Watch Sarah cook this dish here Ingredients: 3 litres of water2 rooibos tea bags2 cups rosella calyces2 cups nyii berries2 cups dried masau fruitA couple of tamarind pods1 cup mulberries (optional)Handful resurrection bush1 cup honey plus extraFresh mint for garnishing Directions: Bring the water to the … Read more

Marula Malva Pudding with Sweet Potato Flour

Thanks to Sarah Lilford (Dusty Road) for this recipe. Watch Sarah cook this dish here Ingredients: ½ cup sugar1 egg1 Tbsp marula jelly1 cup sweet potato flour1 tsp bicarbPinch of salt1 Tbsp butter1 tsp vinegar1 cup milk For the sauce: 4 Tbsp honey2 Tbsp butterPinch of salt1 cup cream Directions: Preheat the oven to 180°CBeat … Read more

Finger Millet Roti with Cowpea Curry

Many ingredients are shared by both African and Asian cuisine. Two examples are finger millet and cowpeas. Try the recipes below for a healthy, tasty meal. Finger Millet Roti Roti is a type of Indian flat bread. It contains no yeast. Finger millet rotis are gluten-free. They make a tasty snack or accompaniment to a … Read more


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 maize, 1 cup cowpeas, 1 cup groundnuts; or 1 cup cowpeas, 1 cup nyimo, 1 cup groundnuts, 1 cup sorghum; Instructions After soaking the grains overnight boil them … Read more

Taro (Madumbe) Chips

Ingredients 3 medium washed and peeled sweet potatoes 300g taro flour or tsenza flour 3 large eggs 3 medium ripe tomatoes 4 shallots or leeks ½ teaspoon garlic powder 175g grated cheese Vegetable oil for frying Salt to taste Instructions Grate sweet potatoes in a bowl; squeeze as much moisture from them as you can … Read more

Chimodo Bread

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, 1 cup maize/ sorghum or millet flour, 1 cup wheat flour, 2 standard size eggs, 1-heaped teaspoon salt, Half a teaspoon baking soda, Water as required, Sugar to taste. Method … Read more

Usavi 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 using a wide range of dried ingredients such as: Dried vegetables Made using the method described in our article on drying delights: tomato, onion, chili, mufushwa (nyemba, mbora, nyeve, dedere or … Read more

Baobab Drink

Recipe from Community Technology Development Trust  Ingredients 200g baobab powder 1 teaspoon ginger powder ½ cup hot water 2 tablespoons lemon juice Sugar to taste 1 litre lacto (sour milk) Grated zest of 1 lemon Directions Place the baobab and ginger powders in a bowl, add hot water and stir to dissolve. Add the lemon … Read more