Native Americans have truly defined what it means to “live off of the land”. Their ingenious methods of utilizing Indigenous ingredients for cooking have evolved into some of the most delicious and nutritious recipes available today.
This is your one-stop shop for all Native American cuisine needs. From gathering Native ingredients from our Tocabe Indigenous Marketplace to transforming them into the traditional recipes of today. Learn how to harness the true heart behind the ancient Native American farming techniques from our “Garden to Table” articles. You’ll learn how to craft the perfect traditional “Breakfast” using Native American food staples such as blue cornmeal and maple syrup. From sauces and rubs to all things “Bison”, our “Grilling” tips and tricks will make your next cookout a piece of... steak. No meal is complete without the perfect side dishes, so be sure to check out our “Sides and Salads” for the best Native American-inspired protein companions.
The ultimate guide to cooking up an Indigenous breakfast.
Creating the perfect Indigenous breakfast is easier than you think. Below are some helpful resources so you can learn how to harness the versatility of Indigenous ingredients, like blue corn and maple syrup. Whether you’re craving a favorite breakfast staple like pancakes and fruit or wanting to try something new like blue corn mush, we’ve got you covered. Visit our Indigenous Marketplace to find breakfast inspiration and ingredients that will make both your stomach and your wallet happy. A taste of home meets Native American culture in these wholesome breakfast ideas.
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Impress the rest with these grilling tips and tricks.
Be prepped and ready before the arrival of Summer with everything you need to grill the perfect meal. These tips and tricks will teach you how to properly use dry rubs and sauces to achieve the desired result with your protein of choice. Getting that crunchy bark on the outside while maintaining that perfectly tender and juicy inside has never been easier. Experience our Native American roots through the deliciously spicy kick of one of our BBQ sauces from our Indigenous Marketplace. Whether you’re tenacious about traditional proteins or crave the bold taste of bison, these tips are sure to impress every time you fire up your grill!
From range to plate, everything you need to get started cooking with bison.
Nothing says Indigenous staple quite like bison. From roaming freely upon their Native grasses to providing human sustenance, these beautiful creatures are widely respected for all that they provide. This type of bovine has been loved by Native Americans since the dawn of American civilization, so it is no surprise that bison is quickly becoming the beef alternative. These resources will give you access to all things-bison, from the vast array of health benefits it possesses to choosing the best cut of bison meat for your next grilling session. You’ll even learn how to properly grill bison steaks in 10 easy to follow steps!
Sides & Salads
Native side dish recipe to compliment any meal.
Learn all about the magic of Indigenous ingredients coming together to make the perfect side dishes that will compliment any meal. An homage to the Three Sisters planting method that is frequently used in Native American cuisine, the Three Sisters Salad beautifully blends Indigenous ingredients of corn, squash, and tepary beans in this light side dish. For a more filling side featuring similar ingredients, try the Wild Rice Grain Bowl with Tepary Beans. When you’re looking to wow your guests at your next get together, try our Green Chili Sage Oil recipe as the perfect companion to seared meats, sauteed vegetables, toasted breads, and charcuterie boards!
Garden to Table
Ancient planting techniques for the everyday gardener
Whether you’re an avid gardener or you’re looking to become one, these farming methods and techniques will teach you to appreciate the earth and what it provides. Learn Native American farming traditions like the Three Sisters method of companion planting and the technique of practicing regenerative farming. Native Americans have always believed that when you respect the soil, it will respect you in return, providing healthier crops to sustain your family. These resources will teach you about regenerative farming and how conserving water allows the land and crops to work for you.