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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Kachumbari: East African Tomato Salad

Kachumbari: East African Tomato Salad

I love tomatoes. There is nothing as refreshing as snacking on a fresh, juicy and rich tomato. Making a salad with tomatoes as the star of the dish is simply stupendous. I first ate Kachumbari at a Kenyan party many years ago. Or maybe I should say many moons ago. Kachumbari is typically served as a side dish with grilled meats such as Nyama Choma or grilled fish such as tilapia. Read more

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