Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Destiny Moser

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Name:  Destiny Moser Location:  Kitchener, Ontario Education/background: Honours – Specialist Chef, Liaison College Business name (if applicable): FoodZen Tribal affiliation: Ojibwe part of the Rainy River First Nations What led to your passion for indigenous foods? Here’s a bit of background: my mom was part of the Sixties Scoop, taken from her community at 4 […]

Three ways to incorporate dandelions into your home and kitchen

Wild dandelions, often seen as pesky weeds, are a versatile and nutritious ingredient that can be used in dozens of ways. Packed with vitamins and minerals, every part of the dandelion, from root to flower, offers unique flavors and health benefits. Below we’ve highlighted three innovative ways to incorporate these resilient plants into your home […]

Four Indigenous-made gifts to delight dad this Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is the perfect time to show appreciation for the special fathers and father figures in our lives with thoughtful and unique gifts. This year, consider gifting your dad gourmet treats that cater to his culinary passions. From tender bison and berry pemmican bars to savory canned seafood, mouthwatering barbecue sauce, and aromatic smoked […]

Savory Summer Treat: Pulled Pork Nachos with Navajo Mike’s Barbecue Sauce

These Pulled Pork Nachos with Navajo Mike’s Southwest Style Barbecue Sauce are a perfect summertime treat, combining the smoky, old-fashioned barbecue flavor with the homegrown taste of Arizona’s diverse herbs and spices. Ideal for casual gatherings and outdoor parties, this recipe brings a deliciously bold and vibrant twist to traditional nachos, making it a hit […]

Refreshing Hibiscus-Peppermint Herbal Tea Popsicles for Summer

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by Rachel Walters at tribalteaco.com As the temperature rises and summer approaches, there is no better way to beat the heat than with a refreshing and revitalizing treat. These Hibiscus-Peppermint herbal tea popsicles are not only delicious but also packed with flavor and natural goodness. Let’s dive into the recipe:  Ingredients:  2 cups brewed Tribal […]

Introducing Nemi Cactus Sticks Pickled Jalapeño

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest product: Nemi Cactus Sticks Pickled Jalapeño. This unique snack is a fusion of subtle heat and refreshing tang, featuring the delightful flavors of jalapeño and pickle. Inspired by a cherished home recipe from Nemi founder Regina Trillo’s mother, these crunchy, plant-based snacks are sure to […]

Brew Battle: Unveiling the Distinct Worlds of Coffee and Loose Leaf Tea

by Rachel Walters from Tribal Tea Co.* In the realm of comforting beverages, two contenders stand out as timeless favorites – coffee and loose leaf tea. Beyond their shared status as beloved morning rituals, these brews are distinctly different, each offering a unique experience for the senses. Luckily we have a hot drink for everyone, […]

Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Anthony L. Warrior

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Name: Anthony L. Warrior Location: Nebraska Indian Community College – Santee, NE Education/background: Bachelor of Business Management/Human Resources Business name: Warriors’ Palate Catering and Consultation Tribal affiliation: Absentee Shawnee/Mvskoke-Father; Sicangu Lakota-Mother What led to your passion for indigenous foods? I believe it started when I was a young man participating in tribal ceremonies in Oklahoma. […]

Five unexpected ways to use Navajo Mike’s Barbecue Sauce

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Established in 2020, Navajo Mike’s Barbecue started as a small dream in the kitchen and now has become a reality in the heart of Tempe, Arizona. Blending old-fashioned-style barbecue sauce with the homegrown taste of Arizona and diverse herbs and spices. Navajo Mike’s “Original” Southwest Style Barbecue Sauce can be used as more than a […]

Yaupon Brothers receives prestigious local award for sustainability efforts

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Yaupon Brothers American Tea Co., a SweetGrass vendor, was recently recognized with a Made in the South Award from Garden & Gun magazine. The award was given in recognition of the company’s commitment to sustainability. According to the Garden and Gun website, the Sustainability Award, “celebrates a Southern maker who has committed to conservation and […]

Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Sara Calvosa Olson

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Name: Sara Calvosa Olson Location: Huiman Coast Miwok Land (Mill Valley, CA) Education/background: Author, Chími Nu’am: Native California Foodways for the Contemporary Kitchen, 2023 Heyday Tribe: Karuk What led to your passion for Indigenous foods? It started very simply, I was raising my children away from Karuk community and wanted to make sure that they […]

Ho-Chunk Farms completes 2023 Indian Corn harvest

Employees of Ho Chunk Inc and members of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska harvest Indian Corn Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 in Winnebago, NE. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

The annual Indian Corn harvest in Winnebago took place on September 5. The majority of the harvest took place in the Ho-Chunk Village Farmers Market area. Nearly 125 community members and Ho-Chunk, Inc. employees showed up to help with the process, which includes handpicking, husking, then blanching the corn in large pots over a fire […]

Interview with an Indigenous Chef: David Skinner

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Name: David Skinner Location: Kemah, TX Education/background: Bacehlor of Science in Finance, Bachelor of Science in Economics, Masters of Business Administration in Finance Business name: Eculent, th_prsrv (The Preserve) Tribal affiliation: Choctaw What led to your passion for indigenous foods? I grew up in Ponca City, OK, and both sides of my family loved to […]

Five soup recipes to keep you warm this fall

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Fall equinox is upon us, and soon the air will turn crisp, the leaves will start to change beautiful colors, and you’ll crave something warm, hearty and comforting to warm your bones. Below, we’ve listed five delicious soup and stew recipes that are perfect for the autumn months. Using indigenous ingredients such as beans, wild […]

Chokecherries 101

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Chokecherries, or Prunus Virginiana,  grow on shrubs and small trees all across  the U.S., except in the deep South. They are native to North America and are in the same genus as cherries and plums. They are best known for their exciting, sour and tangy flavor. Chokecherries are one of the most widely distributed woody […]

A guide to Native American restaurants across the U.S.

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Planning a family vacation or road trip? Don’t forget to add these Native American restaurants to your itinerary! Below we’ve compiled a list of some of the best Native restaurants in the U.S. Let us know if you have another favorite Native restaurant, café or food truck in the U.S. that we may have missed!  […]

Honor Indigenous culture this Thanksgiving with a Native dish

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This Thanksgiving, we encourage you to see the Holiday through a Native perspective. While many of us learned that the first Thanksgiving included a joyful, peaceful meal between Native people and pilgrims, that isn’t the case at all.   In reality, the assembly of the Wampanoag people and English settlers in 1621 was less about a friendly celebration and meal and […]

Quinault Pride Seafood

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Quinault Pride Seafood was established in 1960 by the Quinault Indian Nation on the Washington coast on the Olympic Peninsula. The Taholah, Washington, based company was founded to create economic sustainability through carrying on the way of life of the Quinault people. The company’s mission is to provide jobs to the community and preserve the Quinault heritage.   According to the Quinault […]

Interview with an Indigenous Chef: Sean Sherman

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Name: Sean Sherman Location:  Minnesota Business name: The Sioux Chef Tribe: Oglala Lakota What led to your passion for indigenous foods? Basically, I had just been in restaurants my whole life. I started working in restaurants when I was just barely 13. So, I worked at restaurants all through high school and college. After college, […]