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Northwest  Salmon Hash

2 Large Potatoes - about 6 cups cut up in 1/2 inch cubes
4 slices of bacon cut up
2 tbs Canola oil if needed (if potatoes are dry)
1/2 cup onion cut fine
8 oz smoked salmon (more or less)

In Teflon skillet [never cover]
Fry bacon till most of fat is out - leave bacon fat in skillet
fry potatoes in fat till almost done - Med Hi Burner
So they brown crisp on outside - until almost done
Turn burner to low and add onions cook for 5 minutes then add fish
Tear fish apart by hand, don't cut. Thumb size pieces - cook on low for 5 more minutes. 


A traditional favorite !

Corn Pudding

Ingredients: two and a half cups fresh milk, half cup corn meal, one tablespoon vegetable oil, one teaspoon powdered ginger, half cup black molasses or maple syrup, quarter teaspoon salt.

Directions: First heat one and a half cups of the milk. Now mix the rest of the cold milk into the corn meal, then combine this with the heated milk. Cook slowly until it has thickened slightly, then remove from heat, and add, with strenuous stirring, the oil, ginger, sweetener, and salt. When well blended pour into a fireproof pot brushed inside with oil, and bake at 350F for half an hour.






Traditional Cherokee Stew

1 lb of vension or beef short ribs or maybe shanks

2 quarts of water

2 big onions, cut in four parts

2 ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced

1bell pepper, seeded and diced

1/2 cup of chopped pepper (jalapeno/green chile)

1/2 cup of potatoes

1/2 cup of sliced carrots

1/2 cup of corn (fresh tastes better)

1/4 cup of chopped celery

Salt and ground pepper as you like it !

Carefully add your meat, water and onion to the big kettle and cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce your heat to low and simmer for three

hours. Keep checking on it so it doesn't burn the pot. Remove your meat and allow to cool off and remove those bones. Return your meat to

the pot. Stir in the rest of your vegetables and simmer, partially covered for about 1 1/2 hours. Season with salt and pepper.

This recipes makes four to six meals.


 Healthy Salmon Stuffed Fry Bread

One portion of fry bread dough

2 tins or 1/2 pint of Salmon

1 Or 2 Eggs



Crumbs  (maybe)

2 cups of  crisco

Combine your salmon, eggs, salt and pepper to taste. You can add crumbs if mixture is too moist.

Make your patties approximately 1 inch thick and 5 inches in width.

Fry your patties in a lightly greased pan. Avoid stickless pans cause they can cause health problems.

Place your Crisco in the pan and watch it melt and get hot.

Form 2 patties of frybread dough about 6 or 7 inches wide..

Put the salmon patty one piece and the other on top. Seal the edges tightly, until no more patties or frybread are left.

 Fry up all your patties in hot fat.


This recipe should give you five-ten servings, depending on your appetite


Southwest Pork Roast

1/4 c  Vegetable oil
1 1/2 c  Chopped onion
3    Garlic cloves, minced
4    Dried juniper berries,crushed
1/2 ts Crushed coriander seed
1    Bay leaf
4 lg Ripe tomatoes, quartered, seeded
1 1/4 c  Water
2/3 c  Cider vinegar
1/2 c honey
1 tb Ground New Mexican red chile
1    Dried medium-hot New Mexican red chile, crushed
2 ts Salt
1 oz Square unsweetened chocolate, grated
4 lb To 5 lb pork rib roast
  Heat your oil in a large saucepan and fry your onions  over medium
  heat until they are soft. Add garlic, juniper berries, coriander seed and bay
  leaf and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Then. add your tomatoes, water,
  vinegar, honey, ground and crushed chile and salt. Simmer, covered,
  30 minutes. Add chocolate and simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 30
  minutes, until fairly thick.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  Place roast fat side up in a roasting pan and baste generously with
  the sauce. Roast for about 3 hours, basting occasionally with sauce
  and pan drippings. Let roast sit for 10 minutes in a warm place
  before carving. Slice and spoon your additional sauce over each portion.

Makes about six delicious servings




My version of pumpkin fry bread...perfected through the
years -

Pumpkin Fry Bread

2 cups Flour
1-2 cups of pumpkin or nowadays (easy way) 1- 16 ounce can pumpkin
1 tablespoon of milk or water
3/4 cup brown sugar or sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all together and fry in oil like you do for regular fry bread...then
when done I spread butter on after grease has drained on paper towel and
then sprinkle powdered sugar on whole little town wants
it when I make it...including my daughter Misty's boss who is a
professional cook and owns her own restaurant with her hubby...she has
traveled the world and learned cooking and still wants and loves my
pumpkin fry bread...smiles...and Indian Tacos and fry bread !




Native Soda***Prairie style!! LOL
1 pound of Blueberries (can get them frozen)
1 pound of Raspberries (or other berries)
1 Quart of Carbonated Water

Blend... and you got it!   Cola look out !  LOL







Orange and Oatmeal Washing Grains

2 tablespoons fine oatmeal
1 tablespoon powdered orange peel
lidded bowl or jar

Mix the oatmeal with ground orange peel and store in a lidded jar or bowl in
the bathroom. To use, place a teaspoonful of the grains in the palm of one
hand, mix to a paste with water and rub gently into the skin. Rinse off with
warm water and pat your face dry. For those who prefer to wash their face
rather than use cleanser, this excellent once a week treatment exfoliates the
skin, leaving it soft and glowing.

Scented Dusting Powder

1 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon orrisroot powder
1/4 teaspoon essential oil (your choice of scent)

Place the cornstarch and orrisroot powder in the blender and blend on low
speed. With the blender running, slowly add the essential oil. When well
mixed, pour the powder into a clean container



Gentle Oatmeal Mask

1 tablespoon runny honey
1 egg yolk
small bowl
Up to 4 tablespoons fine oatmeal

Mix runny honey and egg yolk together in a small bowl, then slowly stir in
enough oatmeal to make a soft paste. Smooth the mask on to the skin of the
face and neck and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat
your skin dry. This recipes is sufficient for one treatment, which must be
applied immediately.




Native Footbath

1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
10-12 juniper berries
5 whole cloves

Place all ingredients in a cheesecloth square and tie securely or place them
in a large tea ball. Fill a small tub with boiling water and place the dried
bundle in the water. Let it steep until the water is cool enough for your
feet. This can take 15-20 minutes. Then sit back and relax, allowing the
fragrant water to soothe your feet. Pat your skin dry and massage a rich
cream or natural oil into your feet.



Southwest Body Glow

Mix 1 cup Dead Sea salt, 1/4 cup cornmeal, 1/4 cup sweet almond massage oil
and a few drops of any essential oil in a bowl. Set aside. Shower, then apply
mixture to your body from neck to fee. Rub gently on freshly shaved areas,
more vigorously on rough elbow and knees. Rinse thoroughly within 5 minutes.
You can use this up to twice a week.




Honey Beauty Recipes

Honey Cleansing Scrub-
- Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 2 tablespoons finely
ground almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub gently onto face. Rinse off
with warm water.

Firming Face Mask--
Whisk together 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon
glycerin (available at drug and beauty stores) and enough flour to form a paste
(approximately 1/4 cup). Smooth over face and throat. Leave on 10 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water.

Hair Conditioner -- Mix 1/2 cup honey and 1/4 cup olive oil. (Use 2 tablespoons
oil for normal hair.) Work a small amount at a time through hair until coated.
Cover hair with a shower cap; leave on 30 minutes. Remove shower cap; shampoo
well and rinse. Dry as normal.

Facial Toner -- In blender, puree 1 tablespoon honey with a peeled, cored
apple. Smooth over face; leave on 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Moisture Mask--
Mix 2 tablespoons honey with 2 teaspoons milk. Smooth over face
and throat. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Smoothing Skin Lotion--
Mix 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub into hands, elbows, heels and anywhere that feels
dry. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with water.

Skin Softening Bath--
Add 1/4 cup honey to bath water for a fragrant, silky

Hair Shine--
Stir 1 teaspoon honey into 4 cups (1 quart) warm water. Blondes
may wish to add a squeeze of lemon. After shampooing, pour mixture through
hair. Do not rinse out. Dry as normal.



Cranberry-Honey Lip Gloss

Protect sensitive lips from the drying winter elements with this simple yet
rich lip balm. Delightful to wear alone or on top of your lipstick for extra

1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
10 fresh cranberries
1 teaspoon honey
1 drop of vitamin E oil

Mix all the ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for a
couple of minutes or until the mixture just begins to boil. (Bowl may also be
heated in a pan of water on a stovetop). Stir well and gently crush the
berries. Cool mixture for five minutes and then strain through a fine sieve to
remove all the fruit pieces. Stir again and set aside to cool completely. When
cool, transfer into a small portable plastic container or tin.

Apply a small amount onto your lips and remember to smile!

Anti Depressant Bath

3 drops bergamot
3 drops rosewood
3 drops lavender
2 drops rose otto

For bath: Add oils directly to a tub full of warm water and mix well.
For massage: Add essential oils to 1/2 ounce base oil and massage over the
entire body, especially the heart area. For a full body massage, double the
amounts in recipe.


Salt Glow

2 cups sea salt
1 ounce base oil
6-8 drops essential oil or absolute

For exfoliating massage and bath: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix
well with your hands. Make sure to crush the little drops of oil that clump in
the salt. Stand nude in a dry bathtub and gently massage the body, starting
with the feet. Work your way up, massaging in a circular, clockwise motion. As
the oiled salts fall to the base of the tub, puck them up and reuse them until
the entire body (except for face and neck) has been massaged. Then fill the
tub with warm water and soak your cares away. The skin becomes soft, stimulated
and sweetly scented. This blend is useful for exfoliating dead skin cells on
the body, although it is too harsh for the delicate skin of the face and neck.
The skin literally glows after applying and bathing in this blend.


Clary Sage: to enhance shampoo or conditions: Add 1 to 2 drops to 1/2 ounce
of shampoo or conditioner. For premenstrual symptoms: Blend 3 to 6 drops with
1-2 drops of rose Otto and 3 to 5 drops of lavender and add to a tub full of
warm bathwater.

Grapefruit Oil
: For uplifting the spirits: Place a cloth with a few drops of
grapefruit oil on the warm clothes dryer in the basement or laundry room and
let its uplifting essence waft throughout the house. For Jet lag: Blend 10
drops of each of grapefruit, bergamot, and lavender oils in 1 dram (4 ml) of
oil. Rub it into the hands and inhale as needed. Or, add 2 drops of each of
the above mentioned oils undiluted or neat to a bath. This blend is highly
effective in lifting your mood when traveling.


Woodlands Maple Nut Lip Gloss

1 teaspoon grated cocoa butter
1/4 teaspoon grated beeswax
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon walnut oil
1/4 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon vitamin E oil

Here is a delightfully simple, light lip gloss. Its a good substitute for
plain old petroleum jelly and has a slightly sweet flavor. I like it all by
itself, but it can also be used over your favorite lip color for a greater

Combine the cocoa butter, beeswax, and oils, and heat gently until melted.
Remove from heat source and stir in the maple syrup and vitamin E oil. Stir
well until all the ingredients are combined and let cool completely. Spoon
into a small clean container with a lid. Makes 1/2 ounce

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