My Mother, They Draw and Cook and My Illustration of an Egg-cellent African Recipe

I am so egg-cited. My illustration and my mother’s delicious African Egg Stew recipe are now featured on the extraordinary website They Draw and Cook. I can vouch for its deliciousness. It’s the grub I grew up on. My comfort food.


It’s one of the recipes to be featured on the web series, “Lena Nozizwe presents Alice Princess is Fresh!”

I love They Draw and Cook. So many different kind of styles–and they produce books and sell the art work of the illustrators. A teacher from one of my online classes schooled me about it.I get drawn in (okay another pun) every time I visit. If you like my illustration-please click on the heart button and I just may make you a pot of African Egg Stew, especially if you can say Ndiwo Za Mandanda. A cinch.



What’s Cooking: The Latest on “Lena Nozizwe presents Alice Princess is Fresh!”

Instead of doing my normal daily art, I made a hand-painted GIF this weekend. That’s in order to remind you and me that the food and culture series, starring my mother and produced by me, continues forward. We are still in pre-production and we’ll move on to crowdfunding this month. This past week we spoke content and we have clarity on the recipes that will be featured on “Lena Nozizwe Presents Alice Princess is Fresh!”

I can’t wait to shoot it and I can’t wait for you to see it.

Come back here or clock me on Twitter for updates.


“Lena Nozizwe presents Alice Princess is Fresh” Recipe Mustard Greens with Peanut Sauce | Ndiwo Za Mpiru Wotendera


Screen grab from Alice Princess Pilot

Screenshot of Alice Princess Msumba Siwundhla Ph.D while filming cooking and culture pilot 

Mustard Greens with Peanut Sauce
Ndiwo Za Mpiru Wotendera

2 bunches fresh mustard greens
¼ tsp salt
1 bunch green onions chopped
½ lb cherry tomatoes
⅛ tsp crushed black pepper
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup water
Hot cooked rice

1. Wash greens carefully. Trim off any rough stems. Hold three or four leaves together and tear into small, even pieces.
2. Bring small amount water to a boil. Add salt and greens. Cook until greens are tender.
3. Turn greens over in pan and add chopped onions, whole cherry tomatoes and pepper. Cook until slightly limp.
4. Form creamy paste with peanut butter and water. Pour paste over entire surface of greens Cook slowly 10 minutes stirring constantly to blend. Continue to cook until moist, not runny. Serve with rice.

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