Phaphatha/Diphaphatha from Botswana

It is no secret that African cuisine is heavily biased towards meat and carbohydrates, Botswana is no exception. I already posted a recipe for dumplings which are one of my favorites and now I will introduce you to phaphatha. Phaphata is basically a flattened dumpling that is cooked without water. The composition of the dough…

Guest post: The uniqueness of South African food

Saffa Trading is an online food shop that specialises in exporting authentic South African Food like Biltong, Boerewors, Groceries, Drinks, and SA Wines. They also stock various other unique South African essentials like SA Pharmaceuticals, weight loss products and even Springbok Memorabilia. All items can be shipped via trusted delivery companies such as DHL, Post Office Airmail…

Jollof Rice

It’s time to try another African dish! Jollof rice is a Nigerian dish I’m sure every African has heard of or tasted at some point, especially if you have west African friends. It is mainly made in  Togo, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia. When one is told what the ingredients of the dish are, it sounds very simple and…

Dinner at Moyo and lunch at Col’Cacchio

I don’t know if I’ve said this often enough but I have some great friends! I have one in particular who shares my love for eating out at interesting places.During my trip to Johannesburg to watch Rihanna in concert, my friend took my other friend and I out for dinner at a place called Moyo. On…

Lunch at Abyssinia Coffee House

So as my love for food has grown I’ve began to venture towards the unknown. When I look at a menu, I hunt for something I am not familiar with, something I can’t make on my own or something I’ve seen on TV (I blame Masterchef for this). So naturally when this Ethiopian coffee house…

Mini dumplings/madombi in stew

I am a HUGE fan of madombi or dumplings which are part of the local cuisine here in Botswana. I’ve only ever had the big ones but some time back, I found a recipe for sweetcorn dumplings with chicken stew and I finally made the time to try out the recipe. I opted for a…

Food in Mozambique!

Since I have finally completed my Mozambican holiday recaps on Soul Canvas, I thought it was time for me to share some of the food we had over the 3 days we were there. The logical choice for every meal was seafood of course being that Mozambique is right next to the Indian ocean. Eating…

Dumplings/Madombi from Botswana

I have started including African recipes in my blog, the first I did was Tanzanian Pilau and for this next recipe we’re travelling to my current home, Botswana! Botswana has lovely cuisine, the most intriguing being Mmopane worms which ashamedly so I haven’t got the guts to try. However, though it is really simple, my favorite…

Tanzanian Pilau

I have decided to start trying more African dishes and the first country we’re heading to is Tanzania. I decided to start with an entry level dish: Pilau rice. It’s an Indian inspired spicy rice dish eaten often in Tanzanian homes. Because it was my first time to make it, it took a while, but…

Mandasi and Magwinya (Fat cakes)

I think every African (or let me say Southern African) country has some kind of Mandasi/fat cake as a traditional “fast food” snack. It’s what you buy when you need something that will kill the hunger pangs for a couple of hours. They are usually bought off the street but they are sometimes also sold…

Food from home: Cassava,Baobab Fruit and Rice

My parents recently went home (home being Malawi) to visit the relatives and such and brought me back some goodies from home. I usually never ask for something from home, they’ve been there twice before and both times I wasn’t really concerned with what they could bring me. However this time I did crave Baobab…