Welcome to a Week of Eating Indigenous Food 2012. This site honors the Decolonizing Diet Project (DDP), an ambitious, year-long eating challenge directed by Martin Reinhardt, Anishinaabe Ojibway and Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University. The “American Indian Health and Diet Project” at KU invites all interested parties to support Martin's project by joining in the SECOND challenge: to eat only pre-contact foods November 2-9, 2012.
"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.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Late Spring Garden
A lot of my vegetables are growing very well. The resident rabbits have stayed out of the big garden and so far, no squash bugs.
The tomato plants have dozens of blossoms.
Won't be long
I planted grapes three years ago and now the vines have taken over the arch and eastern fence of the big garden.