VIDEO: Zanzibar pizza


(Watch Zanzibar pizza on YouTube here: On the island of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania, they make a little snack known as a Zanzibar pizza. With influences from India and the Middle East, how they came up with this combination of ingredients, and how a Zanzibar pizza became famous remains a mystery… [Read More]

Moringa, have you eaten this miracle tree?


Moringa is also known as the “miracle tree.” And after learning more about this tree and its extreme nutrition capabilities, it’s easy to understand why. The most widely grown species of moringa originates in certain areas of India, but other species are also native to parts of Africa. It’s a medium sized tree, very ordinary… [Read More]

Red Ripe Tomatoes at a Tanzanian Shamba (Garden)


One day while in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, we headed out to the shamba (Kiswahili word for garden). Just a short but memorable dalla dalla (local public bus) from the always chaotic Mbagate district of town, then down a bumpy sandy two tire lane country road, and we arrived. In this area of Tanzania, with… [Read More]

Mama Theopiste’s Tanzanian Food at the Boy Scouts Canteen


Located within the Tanzania Scouts Association property, and opposite the Don Bosco Catholic youth center, in the Upanga District of Dar Es Salaam, is the Scouts Canteen (unofficial). Mama Theopiste controls the kitchen, and whips up some delightful Tanzanian food everyday for lunch. Other than a few red Coca-Cola signs and tablecloths (something that always… [Read More]