Decolonize Your Diet

Plant-based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing

Author: Luz Calvo
Secondary Author: Catriona Rueda Esquibel
ISBN: 9781551525921

International Latino Book Award winner, Best CookbookMore 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 of development. 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 that is rich in plants indigenous to the Americas (corn, beans, squash, greens, herbs, and seeds), and are passionate about the idea that Latinos in America, specifically Mexicans, 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 over 100 colorful, recipes based on Mesoamerican cuisine and also includes contributions from indigenous culture

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publish Date: 2015

Subjects: Cooking / Regional & Ethnic / Mexican, Cooking / Vegetarian, Cooking / Regional & Ethnic / Central American & South American

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