Mapudzi / Squashes

Usually boiled to be eaten with sips of tea or maheu. How to prepare mapudzi Wash the outside of the budzi or mapudzi (squash(es)) Cut them into your prefered sizes. My mother prefers the ones shown below Boil in salted…
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Muboora

A pumpkin leaves vegetable. Can be cooked with vegetable oil or peanut butter. Many people prefesr this vegetable flavoured by the pumpkin flowers.   How to prepare Before cutting the vegetable you need to peel off the outer layer on…
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Manhanga / Pumpkins

Well I don’t think I can classify pumpkin as fruit or as vegetables, all I know is that its good food when boiled and we mainly eat boiled pumpkins for breakfast. Some now opt to cut it into very small…
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Mutakura

Mutakura (I doubt there is an English name) is a cooked mixture of chibage (maize removed from the cob) or mafushe (cooked and dried mealies removed from the cob) and nyimo (round-nuts) and or nyemba (cow-peas) and or nzungu (peanuts/groundnuts)….
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Bota (Porridge)

Thick breakfast cereal prepared by mealie meal. Most people prefer the porridge  flavoured with peanut butter (dovi), baobab powder(mawuyu), sour maheu (maheu akavira), butter, lemon, huchi (honey), mukaka(milk).   Preparation Instructions Add 2 cups of water (Optional) Add a dash…
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Different types of Mbambaira (Sweet Potatoes)

I recently visited my uncle and aunt (my mother’s brother and his wife) in Guruve with my mother and a day before we left my aunt started giving my mom seeds for different plants. Among the gifts were some sweet…
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Mbambaira (Sweet Potatoes)

Sweet potatoes are a common food for the Shona people. They are mainly eaten for breakfast or lunch. Boiled sweet potatoes is the most common method of cooking sweet potatoes. Other people however prefer roasting them in fire or coal….
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Mbuya Nehanda

Zimbabwean people beliefs in particular the Shona people beliefs include belief in spirit mediums. One such spirit mediums is/was Mbuya Nehanda whose was more of a spiritual leader active during the colonial rule of Zimbabwe. She was/is a spirit and…
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Sekuru Kaguvi

Sekuru Kaguvi a.k.a Kagubi was another spirit medium (mhondoro) believed to exist to the Shona people. Like Mbuya Nehanda, he was also active during the colonial rule of Zimbabwe. His spirit was possessed by Gumboreshumba. He is also believed to…
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