Commodity Cheese Dip Platter

The most renowned and coveted of the U.S. Government food aid items, known to all natives as the Gold Standard of processed dairy products, is of course, Commodity Cheese, in loaf form. While not the most healthy, it is among the most flavorful ingredients and its melty, gooey consistency makes for a lovely mac and […]

Wild Green Salad with Black Walnuts

© by Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D. 2021Harvesting wild greens in the Spring and Summer months … is something I love to do. We have wild watercress greens that grow along some of our small creeks and waterways. We also have wild spinach. This green grows everywhere and is abundant on the land that surrounds my […]

Three Sisters Salad

ᏎᎷ (she-lu) corn, ᏚᏯ (tu-ya) beans, and ᏩᎩᎦ (wa-gi-ga) squash are the three main ingredients that make up this version of Three Sisters salad. This low-sodium recipe also provides calcium, potassium, protein, iron and fiber. Three Sisters Salad is a perfect crowd-pleasing side dish to bring to pot lucks, family get-togethers, weekend barbeques or a […]

Pumpkin Soup

This recipe for ᎢᏯ (i-ya) Pumpkin Soup is loaded with your daily intake of protein, potassium, calcium, vitamin D and iron, is quick and fool-proof to prepare, easy on the wallet, and full of flavor. If you want, you can also throw some pumpkin seeds on top as a garnish, or add a side salad […]