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Mazondo served with sadza reGorosi

Mazondo are a traditional delicacy here in Zimbabwe, enjoyed by both men and women alike. I know most of us don’t want to have the “traditional” recipe of cooking them with just tomatoes and onions messed with. But there’s nothing wrong with tweaking the recipe from time to time and […]


Mupunga unedovi (Peanut Butter Rice)

Peanut butter rice is one of my favourite dishes to prepare and eat of course!! My family also love it. It has become one of our traditional foods as it has been around for some decades now. The best thing about it is that you can serve it with just […]


Pork Bones Recipe from Zimbabwe

I love pork bones!!…who doesn’t? Especially those that have been done so well, that is to say, full of flavour and tender. Yes! bones can be tender too. This is exactly how I did them here and boy did we enjoy ourselves! You are in for a treat. However, the […]


Chihombiro (Chanterelle) Mushroom Stew

The Chihombiro mushroom, also known as Chanterelle mushroom is a delicacy. It has this fantastic peppery, meaty flavour. Not only is it delicious but also nutritious. Being a mushroom, it’s obviously a very good source of protein. Chihombori is known to contain nutrients, vitamins and minerals that promote brain health, […]


Nhedzi Mushroom & Green Beans Stir-fry

It’s summertime here in Zimbabwe and you’ll find a lot of wild mushroom sprouting. A lot of people, including myself are very cautious when it comes to purchasing these. For the obvious reason that some wild mushrooms are poisonous. This variety that I’ve prepared today is absolutely safe and edible. […]


Simply Fried Zvikanganwahama (gizzards)

When was the last time you had zvikanganwahama – gizzards?! I enjoy them a lot and love to try out different ways of preparing them. This here is one of them. They tasted great, everyone enjoyed them. Don’t forget your relatives after/while eating these, as the elders from past generations […]


Mutakura (Boiled Corn and Peanuts)

Mutakura is one of the many snacks Zimbabweans enjoy to eat. It’s been a while since I did Mutakura on this blog.  There are different versions of mutakura, some that have nyemba (cow peas) nyimo (black-eyed peas), nuts and corn. These ingredients can be played around with to come up […]


Traditional Road-Runner Chicken Stew

The free range chicken (huku yepamusha) which is commonly known as road runner is a popular favourite among Zimbabweans. Back in the days, this would be slaughtered on special occasions such as Christmas or celebrations (mabiko) and  nicely fried and stewed to the enjoyment of friends and family. Though it’s […]


Luscious Mawuyu, Umkhomo, Baobab Fruit Cake

In my quest to create Zimbabwean desserts I decided to play around with what is  known as the African super fruit, our humble baobab fruit/ umkhomo/mawuyu. This fruit is a power pack of nutrition.  According to research, it has more vitamin C than you would find in an orange (three […]


Nyevhe Recipe (Spider Flower Leaves)

Nyevhe (Spider flower leaves), also known as Ulude in one of our official languages here in Zimbabwe is a dried leafy green vegetable, communally known as mufushwa. It was/is usually dried in a season where there are available in high yield so that when they are no longer in season, […]


Maputi aneNzungu (Roasted mealie pips and peanuts)

Now this is definitely one of our all time favorite traditional Zimbabwean snack. Generally this snack used to be done with people sitting around the fire, enjoying each other’s company. The two ingredients would be roasted mugango (a specialized heavy base roasting pan suitable for this as well as plain salted […]