African Cuisine: Botswana

Hello everyone, I know life has been exciting with Africa and hate to leave y'all hanging but but OCD will be on a brief hiaitus as I take my US Medical Licensing exam/ medical boards and it's crunch time! Wish me luck! 

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You can read about my Africa journey here (what I'm doing), here (adjusting to expat life), and here (what seeing kids in HIV clinic is like)

I promise to share tons of Africa cuisine recipes and stories when I return. In the meantime, enjoy some photos of the fabulous food of Botswana / Africa which I'll update later, and as always, I'll keep updating in instagram


The traditional 3 legged pot to stew meat: here is seswaa aka pulled beef (their national dish) and fried beef.

Here is butternut sqush, pap (maize), and peanut morogo (African greens)

The famous Savannah cider of Africa. Delicious!

The adorable Courtyard Restaurant, right next to Botswanacraft market which sells amazing things!

 Sampu (corn), vegetable medley, and tomato morogo (African green)


Rooibos, or redbush, tea. Full of antioxidants and amazingly delicious, especially with milk and sugar (British style)

More rooibos tea time!

Delicious breakfast at the Chobe Bush Lodge! Love those African cloth patterns!

Tsamaya sentle (Goodbye/go well!) for now!



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  1. i'm digging that table cloth! :)

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  2. I'm so excited about seeing all the african recipes you will be sharing! Good luck with the exams! :)

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  3. Good luck with your exam/board, Natalie! I'm looking forward to learning more about your African adventure. These are such interesting looking food!

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    1. Thank you - I look forward to returning to OCD post boards!

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  4. I know so little about African cuisine, but it is so fun to read about it from someone who has experienced it firsthand!

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    1. thanks. Out of all cuisines, African is by far the most foreign to me so it was definitely a culinary learning experience :)

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  5. Good luck on your boards! I'm on love with those pots and that table cloth! The food looks yummy too. :-)

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    1. Thanks Elsa. It's called potjiekos and they can be huge or tiny! I tried to look for a small one but only found big ones and I couldn't get them with the 23 kg weight limit for luggages

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  6. Oh my gosh I LOVED you Africa journey story!! Literally read every post you have about it and drool over the recipes (the matcha cake looks oh so delish!) I'm an expat here in the US so I really understand how weird/difficult/exciting everything is!!

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    1. Thanks Ana! I'm glad you enjoyed my African adventures throughout my posts. More will be on the way :)

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  7. best of luck to you, natalie! :)

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  8. I would love to try this cuisine, looks fabulous! Good luck on your exam!

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    1. Thanks Kacy. Botswana / African cuisine is tough to find here in TX so it was my first time trying most of these foods/drinks! Hope you have the chance one day

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  9. These are amazing photos my love! I cant believe you managed to take these in Africa.

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  10. Natalie,
    Enjoying these photos and journey that you are on, even though we just met-I am really proud of you!
    Jemma

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  11. It's so awesome that you are training in Botswana. I am trying to raise some money to donate to a lion conservation project in Botswana, and have been very curious about the place. Thanks for giving me some idea about the food.

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    1. It's a great country to visit - north Botswana is the tourist site with all the animals and national parks, so I'd recommend there (I lived in the capital Gabarone in the south. Not as much as a tourist hot spot - BUT it does have the biggest hospital, hence me being there).

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  12. These dishes are finished off with margarine and ghee, which makes them considerably all the more tantalizing and engaging.

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