|Coming out of the water pit|
"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.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
My son decided to catch some fish yesterday. Instead of using a pole, he got out an old bow and used an arrow with a tough string tied to the end. He shot several large catfish in our pond.Speaking of staying active, I have to brag: Tosh won the Baldwin Invitational steeplechase last week. He broke the meet record by 7 seconds. He also won the 400m dash and his relay team won the 4x400. He has committed to Baker University to run cross country and track and plans to major in physical therapy and/or environmental issues.