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Native American Recipes ~ Food Origin

Native American Recipes ~ Food Origin

60% of the world's food is of Native American origin. Learn "Pow Wow Etiquette"! Rejuvenate with Medicinal Teas! This Spark collection of recipes listed A-Z is given to you with love from my Native American heritage, my Father's tribe is Seminole, Mother is Creek. Love, Vera

(172 Recipes) Created by VEHAMILTON1

Recipes in this Collection

Traditional & Contemporary Native American Recipes
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"Do you know American's Original People?"

Did you know that many Native American tribes and nations were farming as early as 1200 BC?

Did you know that 60% of the world's food eaten today is of American Indian origin?

Did you know that cotton cloth was invented by the Native Americans?

Over 600 Indian Nations & Tribes still live in the United States and 108 live in California. And countless tribes live in Mexico and South America.

Some 75 million Indians lived in North America before Columbus came. By his second trip, Old World diseases had infected and killed two thirds of the New World's American Indians.

Thank you:
Facts taken from a newsletter from the Manataka American Indian Council- "Do you know American's Original People?"

Submitted by VEHAMILTON1

Traditional & Contemporary Native American Recipes
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"Do you know American's Original People?"

In the 2000 census North American Indians and Alaskan Natives number only about 2.5 million.

Native American Indians believe that patience is considered a good quality and that respected members of some Nations are ones who shares and gives their wisdom and wealth to others.

My inspiration in collecting and sharing these recipes is to continue in that tradition of sharing wisdom and wealth.

My cookbook also has a Mini Tutorial for you and your family to learn "Pow Wow Etiquette"!

Love, Vera

My Sparkpeople Cookbook is "Food Origins ~ Native American" is at:

Submitted by VEHAMILTON1

Apache Acorn Cakes ~ Traditional Native American Recipe
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Native Americans carried dried Acorn Cakes, Pemmican, shredded meat and or soups on journeys.

Pre-mix the dried ingredients in a zip lock bag to carry along on a camping trip to make Apache Indian bread over an open fire.

Submitted by VEHAMILTON1

Carbs: 32.1g | Fat: 8.4g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 2.9g | Calories: 206.7
Manataka Acorn Bread ~ Traditional & Contemporary Native American Recipe
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Acorn bread is a delicious, sweet, crumbly dessert bread that was introduced to Colonists by Native Americans.

Submitted by VEHAMILTON1

Carbs: 22.2g | Fat: 8.5g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 4g | Calories: 176.6
Acorn Meal ~ Traditional Native American Food
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Acorns taste like a cross between hazelnuts and sunflower seeds and were nearly as important a food to Native Americans as corn, squash and beans.

Cherokee, Apache, Pima, Ojibwa, and most all other Native Americans tribes across the oak growing North and South America routinely harvested and used acorn nuts from oak trees and they taught early settlers how to harvest and use acorns, corn and other traditional foods too.

Submitted by VEHAMILTON1

Carbs: 21.1g | Fat: 11.7g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 2.9g | Calories: 193.4
Acorn Squash and Apple Soup
Very Good 4.0/5
(2 ratings)

This delicious (and low calorie) fall soup could really be made with any squash - it's wonderful with butternut as well as acorn!

Submitted by LOVELYMRSB

Carbs: 18.9g | Fat: 3.3g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 106
Acorn Squash with Tex-Mex Stuffing
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

This hearty side dish includes pine nuts, which are a waist slimming MUFA. As a side dish, halve each half to yield 8 servings. Also yummy all by itself as a complete meatless meal! You can reduce the calorie count if you leave out the cheese or use reduced fat cheese, and it still tastes great!

Submitted by KKS5369

Carbs: 21.5g | Fat: 10.1g | Fiber: 4.5g | Protein: 6.3g | Calories: 187.8
Southwest Acorn Squash
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with chorizo and black beans

Submitted by MATZOBALL

Carbs: 46.1g | Fat: 12.7g | Fiber: 9.4g | Protein: 16g | Calories: 348.3
Acorn Squash with Cinnamon and Honey
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Submitted by CELTIC_WITCH

Carbs: 42.5g | Fat: 12g | Fiber: 4.6g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 262.7
roasted acorn squash w/o sugar
Very Good 4.0/5
(2 ratings)

no need for sugar!

Submitted by MOONTOES1

Carbs: 11.2g | Fat: 3.5g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 73
Algonquin Three Sisters Vegetables ~ Traditional Native American Recipe
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Fantastic Vegetable Dish! Serve with steamed Wild Rice and a grilled Venison Steak!

Submitted by VEHAMILTON1

Carbs: 25.1g | Fat: 1.7g | Fiber: 6.5g | Protein: 6.5g | Calories: 132.9
Algonquin Three Sisters Rice
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Uses all native American foods for a lunch dish chock full of veggies.

Submitted by PATTYHANS

Carbs: 41.4g | Fat: 8.8g | Fiber: 6.7g | Protein: 8.6g | Calories: 268
Seminole Sauteed Alligator Tail ~ Native American Recipe
Good 3.0/5
(1 rating)

Enjoy! This is a Native American favorite from the Seminole Indian Nation in Florida and other southern states.

Submitted by VEHAMILTON1

Carbs: 6.6g | Fat: 10.2g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 19.4g | Calories: 196.2
Alligator - Gator Bites
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Native Seminole Indian Braves caught alligators in Florida and other southern states for meat and for the thick leather to trade.

Submitted by VEHAMILTON1

Carbs: 7.4g | Fat: 7.5g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 4.6g | Calories: 117.1
Basic Grain Cookery - Amaranth
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

Amaranth is full of high quality protein and is high in fiber. It can be used in applications similar to polenta as once cooled it will hold together. Makes about 1 cup cooked.

Submitted by JO_JO_BA

Carbs: 45.3g | Fat: 4.7g | Fiber: 9.3g | Protein: 10.6g | Calories: 253
Amaranth, Quinoa, and Corn Chowder
Very Good 4.3/5
(3 ratings)

Ingredients indigenous to the New World, like amaranth, quinoa, and corn, have a natural affinity. In this soup, the amaranth and quinoa add substance and subtle flavor variations to the more familiar taste of sweet corn.

Submitted by LIBERTYM

Carbs: 29.3g | Fat: 9.3g | Fiber: 3.9g | Protein: 6.6g | Calories: 223.4
Carne Apache
Very Good 4.3/5
(4 ratings)

This recipe comes from Mexico. The first time I ate it no-one told me what I was eating. I ate 3 tostadas before anyone would tell me what it was made of. When they told me I would have never tried it had I known, and I would have missed out on a favorite dish of mine and my grandmas.

It may sound like it's unhealthy and scary, but it really is a safe and healthy. I've been eating it for years and never gotten sick.


Carbs: 16.7g | Fat: 34.9g | Fiber: 3.3g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 152.5
carne apache
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Submitted by MILYBUG

Carbs: 1.6g | Fat: 9.5g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 8.3g | Calories: 127
Apache Stew (slow cooker)
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Submitted by NOIRE3

Carbs: 20.8g | Fat: 4.9g | Fiber: 4.8g | Protein: 26.7g | Calories: 236.9
Baked apple
Very Good 4.6/5
(9 ratings)

Quick 'n easy after dinner treat (or breakfast)!

Submitted by BEEHEALTHY2

Carbs: 26.9g | Fat: 5.4g | Fiber: 4.5g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 148.9
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