This video is a reminder to me of all the work that mothers around the globe do to feed their children.
This is a recipe for sombe, made with cassava leaf (other leafy greens can be substituted).
Take a look and see how many beautiful examples you can find of hard work, love, and sheer skill that are involved with making this meal!
Solange’s Recipe: translated from swahili
- Sort the cassava leaves, separating the leaves from the hard stems
- Place in pan with a very small amount of water and cook until softened, stirring constantly
- Put in kino (mortar) to grind. Pound with pestle
- Put peanuts in a separate pan. Roast.
- Put peanuts in Kino (mortar) to grind. Pound with pestle until peanut flour is created
- Put water and oil in pan, bring to boil
- When water is boiling, add ground cassava leaf
- Add peanut flour
- Add sachet (small plastic bag) of palm oil
- Add garlic, onion and green peper (not shown in video)
- Cook until water evaporates and greens are very soft.