"Traditional" in the context of these projects means pre-contact foods. No beef, mutton, goat, chicken, pork, milk, butter, cream, wheat flour (no fry bread), rye, barley, okra, black-eyed peas, or any other "Old World" food that many of us have lovingly incorporated into our diets and tribal cultures. No processed foods (Doritoes, Lays Chips, etc), even if the base is corn or potatoes. No chocolate unless it is unsweetened cacao or sweetened with honey from the Melipona bee, fruit, stevia, camas or agave. Be adventurous and try unfamiliar foods! There are many foods to choose from. My American Indian Health and Diet Project site lists and defines many of them.
Monday, October 3, 2011
website. left: Breakfast of banana, dragonfruit and papaya. below: snack of salsa (baked tortilla chip recipe on my site)
left: venison patty with tomato slices, sweet potato fries, green chili and onion salsa and grilled sweet corn; below: two versions of Choctaw tamfula