I believe the experts when they tell us that traditional foods prepared in the traditional way are better for us. I also believe that I used to LOVE Eskimo ice cream made with Crisco and Libby’s ‘wojapi’. Not so traditional but tasty all the same. Still, it’s time to overcome those old eating habits and tastes and make decisions that are best for our long term health. Less tasty but keeping me from having to one day inject myself with insulin was my thinking. However as I cut out refined sugar and junk food I found my tastes changing. The natural sweetness in berries and fruit is now quite delicious. I still eat fry bread, pizza, and sweets but just not very often and I think they taste all the better for being very occasional. This week’s recipe for wojapi calls for sugar but why not try to rely on the natural sweetness of the berries or maybe adding just a little bit of honey. To increase their flavor, add some lime or lemon juice. Even without sugar this is still a very tasty treat.
Wojapi (Berry Sauce) Recipe
2 Cups cherries, raspberries or blueberries
Sugar or Honey
Flour or Cornstarch
Simmer berries, water, and add sugar to taste.
While simmering, add thickening (flour or cornstarch) and water mixtures.