Tag: cassava

February – Hawaiian Invasive Species Awareness Month

It’s Hawai’i Invasive Species Awareness Month! As we journey through the month I will be sharing stories about my relationships with “abundance species”, a journey of staying informed of their impacts within our ecosystems while never losing sight of respect for their life and the divine intelligence of nature. You can follow along here, and …

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Dyeing With Wild Indigo – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Get a peek into identifying wild indigo (Indigofera suffruticosa) and a rudimentary way of dyeing with it. Learn what a ripe Monstera deliciosa fruit looks like, and the trick to crispy cassava chips. It’s Day 28 of the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore. I’ve been eating 100% local foods to the Hawaiian Islands …

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Day 25 – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 25 of eating 100% local to the Hawaiian Islands. Today I wanted chips 😂 just give me some damn chips LOL! But no, I got this, with no cheating or quitting…coming into the home stretch.  Today’s menu – breakfast :: wild amaranth***, garlic chives*, avocado*, nasturtium*, sea lettuce***, pumpkin flowers*, zucchini from Okamura Farm, …

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Wild Root Beer – Eat Local Maui Challenge

The absolutely delicious wild fermentation of false awa (Piper auritum), into a naturally carbonated root beer, gets bottled with the addition of some wild and cultivated ingredients. It’s the 24th Day of eating 100% local foods from the Hawaiian Islands for the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore. Breakfast is good, but lunch is …

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Eating Flowers – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Eating flowers was my Election Day therapy for Day 18 of eating 💯 locally grown, raised, and foraged foods from the Hawaiian Islands. breakfast :: poi made with Ho’omakua Farms kalo, persimmon gifted from Protea Gardens of Maui, lilikoi*, roasted kukui***, roasted mac nut from Waihe’e Mac Nut Plantation, coco cream, blue plumbago flowers*, red …

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Cassava Greens Cake – Eat Local Maui Challenge

13th Day eating 100% locally grown foods in the Hawaiian Islands as part of Project Locavore and the Eat Local Maui Challenge. I grow so much cassava, and I’m trying to incorporate using the leaves more. They are so nutritious! This video highlights packing them into an instapot, where they cook down into a cake-like consistency. …

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Steamed Cassava Packets – Eat Local Maui Challenge

100% local food for 10.27.2020 Am sooo happy with this recipe! Help me name this creation, lol cassava “logs/steamed packets” doesn’t work. Today marks Day 11 of Project Locavore 2020. Had been craving some type of grab and go food like this and got lucky with making up this recipe.  The days menu – tea …

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Foraged Wild Greens & Sandalwood Distillation – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 8 of eating 100% locally grown and raised foods from the Hawaiian Islands. This video highlights harvesting wild greens, Day of the Dead ofrenda, and includes a distillation of Hawaiian sandalwood. breakfast :: feijoa ***, coconut milk smoothie. Ali’i mushrooms, butter. Cucumber, purslane (Portulaca oleracea)***, radicchio, Maui onion, elephant garlic, Haleakalā Creamery goat skyr, …

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Java Plum Harvest and Juice – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 6 of eating 100% locally grown and raised foods from the Hawaiian Islands. This video highlights harvesting a couple of wild greens and wildcrafting Java plums that are turned into juice. tea :: tulsi* brunch :: poblano peppers, cassava*, coconut milk, basil*, purslane (Portulaca oleraceae)***, wild amaranth***, sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella)***, elephant garlic, olive …

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Cassava Harvesting and Processing – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 5 of eating 100% locally grown and raised foods from the Hawaiian Islands. Trying out a new recipe using cassava harvested in the garden. breakfast :: coconut meat, banana*, feijoa***, bele*, wild amaranth***, vanilla extract (moonshine made from honey mead + vanilla bean). lunch :: cassava*, salt, coconut milk, coconut oil. Romaine lettuce, radicchio, …

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