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Title Decolonize your diet : plant-based Mexican-American recipes for health and healing / Luz Calvo & Catriona Rueda Esquibel.
Author Calvo, Luz, 1960- author.
Publication Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2015]
Copyright date ©2015
Description 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
University and college faculty members lcdgt
Hispanic Americans lcdgt
Americans lcdgt
Californians lcdgt
Call # 641.5636 C
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 241) and index.
Contents Decolonize! -- Our Mesoamerican pantry -- Antojitos : appetizers & snacks -- Ensaladas : salads -- Sopas y guisados : soups & stews -- Platos fuertes : main dishes -- Tacos, tlacoyos, & tamales -- A la carta : beans, tortillas & vegetable sides -- Salsas, sauces & toppings -- Postres y dulces : sweet snacks & desserts -- Bebidas : beverages -- Desayunos : breakfasts.
Summary "More 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. Authors Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel are life partners; when Luz was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, they both radically changed their diets and began seeking out recipes featuring healthy, vegetarian Mexican foods. They promote a diet rich in plants indigenous to the Americas (corn, beans, squash, greens, herbs, and seeds), and are passionate about the idea that Mexicans and Latinos/as living in the US and Canada 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 109 colourful, delicious recipes inspired by indigenous ingredients and knowledge, such as Red Pozole with Medicinal Mushrooms, Healing Green Chileatole, Amaranth Corn Tortillas, and Prickly Pear Chia Fresca. Steeped in history, but very much rooted in the contemporary world, Decolonize Your Diet will introduce readers to the energizing, healing properties of a plant-based Mexican-American diet"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Mexican American cooking.
Vegetarian cooking.
Plants, Edible -- Health aspects.
Vegetarian cooking -- Health aspects.
Mexican American cooking -- Health aspects.
Mexican American cooking. (OCoLC)fst01754136
Vegetarian cooking. (OCoLC)fst01754701
Genre Cookbooks.
Cookbooks. (OCoLC)fst01752725
Addl. Author Esquibel, Catrióna Rueda, 1965- author.
Related To Calvo, Luz, 1960-, author. Decolonize your diet.: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015. (CaOONL)20159034612
ISBN 9781551525921 (paperback)
3 holds on first copy returned of 1 copy

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