Ifisashi: Peanut Flour and Leafy Vegetables

Ifisashi: Peanut Flour and Leafy Vegetables

I introduce you yet another taste of my Zambia heritage, Ifisashi, a dish which incorporates peanut flour in the recipe. Ifisashi is a Bemba noun derived from the verb Ukusashila, which in a cooking context refers to the mixing of a dish with peanut flour.

Ifisashi is typically made with leafy vegetables such as collard greens, pumpkin leaves or as in the case of this recipe, my favorite, mustard greens.  There are some recipes for making Ifisashi which involve meat, poultry or fish dishes.

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Roasted Peanuts

Roasted Peanuts

When I was in elementary school, break time during the mid-morning called for play time and feasting on snacks. We either ate food packed from home or bought snacks from the school shop which was called, the tuck shop. Then there was the third option; we loved to buy food from women vendors who set up make shift stores outside the school yard. Read more

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