Tag Archive for: leucaena leucocephala

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Fermented Haole Koa Buds and Green Tomatoes

INTRODUCTION Do you love fermented foods? Adapted from Leda Meredith’s recipe for lacto-fermented green tomatoes in her book Pickling Everything, this recipe takes a further tropical twist with the addition of unopened haole koa flower…
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Protected: Haole Koa Crunch

INTRODUCTION This is a great all-around crumbly topping for soups, salads, snacks like sliced cucumbers, and more. You can feel free to add garlic powder, onion powder, chilies, toasted curry leaves, and more. INGREDIENTS 1 cup…
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Plant Based Taco Meat

INTRODUCTION Looking for plant-based, vegan protein ideas? This hearty haole koa mix is filling and has a beautiful color. Any extras can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Recipe by Chef Sofia Flores Florencia @abuelitatechnology INGREDIENTS ¼…
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Salsa Macha

INTRODUCTION This chili and oil-based salsa will keep fresh for about a year in the fridge if the container that it is stored in and the blender are super dry. Moisture will make the salsa less shelf-stable. Recipe by Chef Sofia Flores…
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How-to Process Brown Seeds

INTRODUCTION Learn all the tips and tricks by watching this video on harvesting and processing brown haole koa seeds. STEP 1 Harvest haole koa pods that are brown, free from mold or insect damage, and fully dry. Sometimes you can visibly…

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Protected: 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…
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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…

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…