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16 January 2007 @ 06:00 am
Three Sisters Cookbook

Excellent recipes!
13 January 2007 @ 05:43 pm
If you were going to stock a new pantry - nothing at all in it - and you wanted to do it with foods native to the Americas (with a few exceptions), what would you be sure to include?

24 December 2006 @ 03:15 pm
My roommate and I have started again at trying to decolonize our diets. Tonight I prepared the following:

2 butternut squash pies (1 has an egg in it, and the other has no egg but it has vanilla added. I was out of vanilla when I made the first one.) - They have tofu cooked into them because they were originally a vegan recipe but then I decided it would cook better with eggs. I'll let you know how that turns out. (Where do soybeans come from?)

Cranberry sauce with jalapenos (but I fess up to adding a little sugar and a little sherry)

Mashed potatoes (I tried making these the other day with vegetable bouillon and rice milk but it wasn't as good as the recipe that uses butter and milk, so today's batch has margarine and lactose free milk in it)

My un-fried mashed pinto beans with jalapeno and garlic and onion came out great.

Also made a sweet potato souffle with walnuts and brown sugar on top.

The turkey was supposed to be made by someone else but she flaked so I had to buy a pre-baked smoked turkey which bums me out, but at least its turkey.

Once my friend K gets here I will have the egg I need to finish my wheat-free cornbread muffins. He is vegetarian so he is bringing faux-salmon. I'd prefer REAL Alaskan salmon personally. Most of the faux-meat-soy products have wheat in them and wheat seems to be at the root of my illnesses.

So I did it. Mostly American foods. Corn, beans, squash, potato, sweet potato, jalapenos and turkey.

I have to go lay down now. I have been cooking for 2 days. I don't know how people do it.
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18 November 2006 @ 05:30 pm

MA tribes seen lacking in income, health

By Stephanie M. Peters, Globe Correspondent | November 17, 2006

The state Department of Public Health yesterday released its first study of the health of Massachusetts' estimated 20,000 American Indians, finding that they lag behind the general state population in healthiness, insurance coverage, and per capita income.

Twenty-nine percent of those surveyed reported being in poor or fair health, compared to 13 percent of the state overall. The obesity rate of adults in at least one tribe, the Mashpee Wampanoags, was 2.4 times higher than the rate of Massachusetts adults in general, the department said.

Poor education and poverty are associated with poorer health, the report said. The per capita income of American Indians was reported in the 2000 Census as $15,889 a year, 40 percent below the statewide average of $25,592. American Indians also reported not having health insurance and being unable to see a doctor because of cost at a rate twice that of the state as a whole.

The study is also the first in the nation to include data collected by American Indian researchers in their own communities, according to the department. The study will be used as a benchmark to track improvement in American Indian health, said Public Health Commissioner Paul J. Cote Jr.

"This report will provide a starting point for research into the health of American Indians so that we can develop programs and target resources for this population," he said in a statement.
14 November 2006 @ 06:47 am
Check this out: http://www.indianz.com/News/2006/016888.asp

It's been put OFF again. Grrrrr.

I suppose I shall write a scathing letter. Something. I am so sick of reading that the renewel is put off constantly when people are getting craptastic care.
08 November 2006 @ 02:24 pm
nutrition articles (below the Tae Bo piece)
05 September 2006 @ 09:02 pm
Aanii everyone!

Miigwetch for taking the time to join in. Health is an important issue in our communities, so feel free to share what is on your mind.
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