Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing

Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing Author Luz Calvo
ISBN-10 1551525925
ISBN-13 9781551525921
Year 2015-10-13
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Arsenal Pulp Press
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International Latino Book Award winner Best CookbookMore than just a cookbook Decolonize Your Diet redefines what is meant by traditional Mexican food by reaching back through hundreds of years of history to reclaim heritage crops as a source of protection from modern diseases of development Authors Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel are life partners when Luz was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 they bothradically changed their diets and began seeking out recipes featuring healthy vegetarian Mexican foods They promote a diet that is rich in plants indigenous to the Americas corn beans squash greens herbs and seeds and are passionate about the idea that Latinxs in America specifically Mexicans need to ditch the fast food and return to their own culture s food roots for both physical health and spiritual fulfillment This vegetarian cookbook features over 100 colorful recipes based on Mesoamerican cuisine and also includes contributions from indigenous cultures throughout the Americas such as Kabocha Squash in Green Pipian Aguachile de Quinoa Mesquite Corn Tortillas Tepary Bean Salad and Amaranth Chocolate Cake Steeped in history but very much rooted in the contemporary world Decolonize Your Diet will introduce readers to the the energizing healing properties of a plant based Mexican American diet Full color throughout Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel are professors at California State East Bay and San Francisco State University respectively They grow fruits vegetables and herbs on their small urban farm This is their first book

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Curandero Author Eliseo Torres
ISBN-10 082633640X
Release 2005
Pages 170