Tag: leucaena leucocephala

What is an Invasive Species?

Many species now travel around the world on boats, airplanes, and cars, but there are some non-native species that arrive in their new locations, either intentionally or unintentionally, and then behave in a way that is defined as causing harm to the environment, economy, or agriculture. They usually produce lots of seeds/reproductive material, don’t have …

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Haole koa (Leucaena leucocephala)

Haole Koa is native to southern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. It is an aggressive colonizer and nearly everyone living in Hawaiʻi has Haole Koa growing nearby, as well as many people living in tropical and subtropical locations around the globe. Leucaena leucocephala is its scientific name, and it is also known as …

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How to Haole Koa Flower Buds

INTRODUCTION Watch THIS VIDEO for a visual tutorial on harvesting and water soaking haole koa flower buds. STEP 1 Harvest unopened flower buds. There should be no small white flowers opening, or that look like they will open. STEP 2 Rinse them. STEP 3 Put into a bowl or container of some kind with water. STEP 4 …

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How to Process Flexible Green Pods

INTRODUCTION Learn all the tips and tricks by watching this video on harvesting and water soaking haole koa green pods. INGREDIENTS flexible green haole koa pods with small seeds water STEP 1 Harvest the thin, flexible pods of haole koa that have small seeds inside. STEP 2 Rinse them. STEP 3 Take a scissors and cut off …

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Haole Koa Bud Pickles

INTRODUCTION Alert, this is super high impact eating! Every single unopened flower bud of haole koa harvested prevents multiple pods, which each hold multiple seeds, from forming. These are absolutely delicious and with a fun texture. Their dill pickle flavor can be incorporated into all kinds of things. If you’re trying to avoid sugar in …

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Haole Koa Tempeh

This blog post is an extension of the Haole Koa Tempeh Recipe found in the Savage Kitchen App. Here you will find a short history of tempeh, recipe variations including brown vs green haole koa seeds, soy-free alternatives, where to find tempeh culture starter, fermentation container options including how to fold ti leaf, and how …

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Haole Koa Worldwide Foraging Contest

I am going to run a 1-week contest for who drops the most haole koa pins in the Savage Kitchen app and winners get to choose from 6 Haole-Koa-themed prizes!!!! Participants are encouraged to participate from anywhere in the world. The contest will run from Sunday, July 11 through Sunday, July 18. Prizes Whoever gets …

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Haole Koa Recipe Development

We’ve been busy in the Savage Kitchen creating all kinds of recipes – both innovative and traditional – for the upcoming App update on July 6th!! Here’s a sneak peek… Traditional Tempeh Haole koa tempeh, known as tempe lamtoro or tempe mlandingan, is the third most popular tempeh in Central Java, Indonesia. This photo shows …

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Haole Koa Hui

The Haole Koa Hui formed during the past month, with weekly foraging and processing of Leucaena leucocephala, in preparation for the addition of Haole Koa in the Savage Kitchen App coming to July!! It takes moments to forage something, but hours to process in quantity. This work, of reclaiming responsibility for feeding ourselves, is so …

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Meet a Few Wild Plant Allies

Haole Koa My white pompom flowers and thornless stems, branches, and trunk help differentiate me from other legume trees. My name is Leucaena leucocephala, you can call me Haole Koa. I also go by White Leadtree and have become known around the world by many other names. For example in Mexico they call me Guaje, …

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