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Zambian Impwa Eggplant Mushroom Soup

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Zambian Impwa Eggplant Mushroom Soup Eggplants are known in Zambia as Impwa, garden eggs or simply eggplants.  Garden eggs are a smaller variety of the eggplant that is grown and loved by most people of Zambia. The garden egg gets its name from the small size of the eggplant. Zambian impwa eggplant mushroom soup is a healthy African recipe. Garden eggs are low in calories with about 35 calories in a one-cup serving and mushrooms are typically 16-90 calories per one-cup serving. Zambian Impwa Eggplant Mushroom Soup Ingredients 1 cup diced eggplant 2 cups any type of mushroom 1 medium tomato diced 1 medium chopped onion 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt 4 cups vegetable broth *Add 1 cup of cooked chicken if desired Directions Add all ingredients into a large pot and simmer 20 minutes or until eggplant is soft. Serve warm with crusty bread. Did you know? Zambia was known as Northern Rhodesia until independence from Britain in

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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