Native Favorites Gift Box
- CatSpring Yaupon tea
- Ceramic Mug
- SweetGrass Trading Wild Rice Pancake Mix**
- Tanka Bar
- Seka Hills – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- WoodenKnife – Frybread Mix (1 lb.)
- SweetGrass Trading Chokecherry Syrup (8 oz.)
- Nizhoni Soap Company – Juniper Wax Melt with Birch
*Some item flavors may be substituted based on availability. *Packaging design on CatSpring Yaupon tea may differ based on availability.
** Wild rice has been a staple of Native American diets for more than 10,000 years. Manoomin – Ojibwe for “good seed” – is packed with fiber and protein and typically packs 130 calories per cup, cooked. Wild rice grows in the Great Lakes area and is considered a gift from the spirits; it is included in nearly every Ojibwe ceremony. In the past, battles were fought over access to wild rice, because it could sustain Tribes through cold Northern winters.
Wild rice is a versatile grain with many uses. It can stand alone as a side dish, but can also be used as a substitute for grain in many dishes. Wild rice is often used in batter for muffins, waffles and pancakes to add texture and flavor. It can also be pureed and mixed with fruit preserves as a delicious treat or sweet topping.