Menu: Tanzania


“The roaring lion kills no game”
Tanzanian Proverb

In honor of this all-too true saying from Tanzania, we’re going all veggie this week. Truth is, I’ve been doing my fair share of ‘roaring’, which leaves me with a deficit of time for anything but quick (but fun!) dishes.

Veggies fit the bill rather perfectly.

In fact, our menu feels like a bulletin from Smokey the Bear, but without fires… and lots of veggies… “Thanks to Tanzania, you, too, can prevent veggie boredom!” 

Whether you’re tossing corn and peas in your mashed potatoes, or stirring peanut butter and coconut milk into your leafy greens, Tanzania definitely steps up with fresh ideas for your weeknight side dishes.

All recipes and the meal review will be posted throughout the week.

Greens with veggies & Peanuts | Kisamvu [Recipe]

This vegan treat is inspired straight from the heart of Tanzania; enjoy spinach cooked with carrot, onion, pepper, and a creamy, tantalizing blend of peanut butter and coconut milk.

Mashed Potatoes with Veggies | Irio [Recipe]

Turn boring mashed potatoes upside down; this white potato mix is made lively with sweet potatoes, peas, and corn.



  1. Brian S. says

    Let me chime in with a bit of music. The culture of coastal Tanzania, especially Zanzibar, is different. The balmy beneficent trade winds have created a trade link between this part of Africa and Arabia, and also with India, for over 2000 years. The culture is a blend of Arab and African, with a bit of India thrown in. I experienced this on the sleepy island of Lamu (in Kenya), where the 4 foot wide “main street” was hemmed in by tall whitewashed stone buildings hundreds of years old. Nowhere is this culture more evident than in the music. Here is some from Zanzibar (where incidentally slavery was abolished in 1907).

    • Sasha Martin says

      I was hoping you would. This is a very happy song… kind of feel like I should have an umbrella topped fruity drink to listen 🙂

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