miércoles, marzo 21, 2007

"You should blog more about our food"

L* and I are secretly at work on the Postcolonial Cookbook: a guide for queer people of color reclaiming our foods and our health.

(Should the "queer" really go in there?)

Tonight for dinner, we're having chile beans: organic red, black, and pinto beans, simmered in a crock pot all day with garlic, onions, comino, coriander, paprika (lots), cayenne, oregano, white pepper, salt and a can of organic roasted crushed tomatoes. Serve topped with cilantro, green onions, organic low-fat monterey jack cheese and sliced avocado.

chile beans

Yum!The food of the ancestors!

L* came up with this recipe when she read that the food HIGHEST in antioxidents was the "small red bean." Since we are partial to pinto and black beans, we had to stretch to incorporate the small red.

From WebMD:

"June 17, 2004 -- Blueberries may be the poster children for antioxidant abundance, but a new study suggests the humble bean may be a more deserving candidate.

The largest and most advanced analysis of the antioxidant content of common foods to date shows that disease-fighting antioxidants may be found in unexpected fruits and vegetables, such as beans, artichokes, and even the much-maligned Russet potato.

Researchers found that small red beans contain more disease-fighting antioxidants than both wild and cultivated blueberries, which have been heralded in recent years for their high antioxidant content. In fact, three of the top five antioxidant-rich foods studied were beans.

The study also shows that nuts and spices, such as ground cloves, cinnamon, and oregano, are rich in antioxidants, although they are generally consumed in much smaller amounts than fruits and vegetables."

Find the entire list of top antioxidant foods here: http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/20061101/antioxidants-found-unexpected-foods

If your budget can't stretch to cover blueberries at five dollars a half-pint, consider the red bean.

Reclaim your food, people.

6 comentarios:

Breeze Harper dijo...

The Postcolonial Cookbook idea sounds absolutely brilliant. I'm all about reclaiming our bodies through food and nutritional liberation. Let me know when the book comes out.

Breeze Harper
Sistah Vegan Project

Cracked Chancla dijo...

oh, it sounds and looks so yummy.

Xolo dijo...

Do you guys belong to a CSA? Sara and I joined one this year and we are looking forward to our upcoming bounty.

You can look for one in your area at:


cindy dijo...

That sounds and looks really yummy. I really don't know how to cook, could your postcolonial cookbook help?

Ktrion dijo...

Xolo--thanks for the tip! That's what we've been looking for for a year. Instead we've tried the organic produce delivery, which costs about twice as much (although my lovely colleagues at work treated us to 6 months worth!).

Cindy: you know, I'm not the big cook either. You're talking to someone for whom The Sunset Mexican Cookbook is an essential for making tamales. But if I can do it, you can too. :)

Bint Alshamsa dijo...

Thanks for making me really hungry for beans Ktrion! Even though cooking them was out of the question right now (four thirty in the mornint), I was able to write a post inspired by yours:

Ode To The Bean: My Favorite Cheap Vegan Meal