Recipes

Fermentation as Preservation

This year, everyone is concerned with staying healthy — and staying occupied. One way people are experimenting in the kitchen is through food preservation. Fermentation is an age-old practice of keeping food edible for longer which brings additional health benefits from bacteria, fungi and yeasts. These microbes are good for our gut microbiome (which controls […]

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Shop Local Online : Michigan Local Gift Guide

We are proud to release our annual holiday gift guide. This year, you can find delicious, useful, and of course, LOCAL, items that make for great gifts at michiganlocalgiftguide.com. Organized by categories, it’s easy to find the perfect present for anyone on your list, whether they have a sweet tooth or enjoy relaxing with a glass of Michigan […]

Indigenous Chopped Challenge : Pinto Pumpkin Cake

This year, I decided to try using traditional ingredients in new ways. I created this Pumpkin Pinto Cake recipe for the bean category in the Indigenous Chopped Challenge. As an aspiring Indigenous Chef and founder of my catering business; Makwa Niwiisin, the purpose of what I do is to bring our traditional ingredients to an all […]

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Thanksgiving – Indigenous Style

The Thanksgiving holiday has morphed with time into a great American legend that purports the coming together of the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians after the tribe helped the Pilgrims harvest a bountiful supply of fresh vegetables. The story is really a fabricated history that became more popular through Norman Rockwell’s paintbrush strokes. Even though the […]

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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup : 2020 Edition

We love Thanksgiving – but this year is going to look completely different due to Covid-19. The meal will be smaller and no longer can you justify that 6th trip to the store on the day of Thanksgiving or rely on one of your dozen dinner guests to bring that necessary onion or bottle of […]

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Cooking with Kids: Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

Grab your favorite sous chef and prepare cheesy cauliflower mash along with Maddi, Maura, and Eleanor! This delicious side dish is like putting vegetables in disguise — the whole family will enjoy this one! Cheesy Cauliflower Mash INGREDIENTS 1 head of cauliflower 2 Tbsp heavy cream ( replace with full fat yogurt for a healthy […]

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Cooking with Kids: Curried Chickpea Wraps

Cook along with Pete, George, and Ramona as they prepare some Curried Chickpea Wraps! These gluten-free wraps were an unexpected kid-favorite so don’t be deterred by the big, leafy greens. Curried Chickpea Wraps INGREDIENTS 1 ripe avocado 2 15-ounce cans (1 1/2 cups) chickpeas, drained 1 medium stalk celery, diced 1/2 large bell pepper, diced […]

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A Guide to Apple Varieties

Fall is here! And with that comes the endless varieties of apples! According to Cultivate Michigan, the Mitten state is the third largest producer of apples, after Washington and New York! As one of our most valuable crops, we produce nearly $500,000,000 worth of apples annually. A Few Favorite Varieties Honeycrisp One of the most […]

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