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Akutaq

  • Shortening, baking 3 cups
  • Water, municipal 1/2 cup
  • Sugar, granulated 2 cups
  • Raisin, seedless 1 cup
  • Blueberry, raw 1 gallon

Stir shortening in large bowl. Gradually add water while stirring until creamy and fluffy. Add sugar and stir more. Add desired amounts of raisins. Add berries 1-2 cup at a time until thoroughly mixed.

Nutrition Information per Serving

20 calories/serving: 435.94; PCF ratio: 1-37-62.

Arroz con Leche

  • White rice, long grain, cooked 2 cups
  • Sugar, brown 3/4 cups
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • Cow's milk, evaporated 1 1/2 cup
  • Raisin, seeded 1 cup
  • Cinnamon, ground 1 tsp
  • Water, municipal 4 cups

Mix the brown sugar and 4 cups of water together and cook the rice. (note: my family doesn't really like it super sweet, so we add less sugar, but traditionally it's supposed to be sweet). When the rice has cooked and incorporated all the water, remove from heat and add vanilla, raisins, evaporated milk and lots of cinnamon and mix well. Can be served warm or cold.

Nutrient Information per Serving

8 calories/serving: 227; PCF ratio: 8-73-19.

Alternatives

I sometimes mix brown rice or wheat berries to the white rice still only using 2 cups total. The evaporated milk comes in low fat and non-fat and it's just as good as the regular stuff!

  • Regular milk: 1 cup; 150 calories; 9 grams fat
  • 1% milk: 1 cup; 90 calories; 2 grams fat

Light Fish Akutaq

  • Boiled white fish (halibut) 2 lbs
  • Sugar, granulated 2 1/2 cups
  • Yogurt, plain, low fat 3 1/2 cups
  • Vegetable oil 2 tbsp
  • Raisin, seedless 1 cup
  • Blueberry, frozen 2 1/2 cups

Boil white fish, squeeze and bone. Flake with your hand. In a bowl mix together low fat yogurt and sugar. Add the oil and whip with an electric beater. Fold in the raisins, frozen berries and white fish. It looks prettier when the berries are mixed as whole pieces. Fish is good for us! Fish are one of the most important and frequently used traditional food sources. Fish meat and eggs are excellent sources of protein and b vitamins.

Nutrient Information per Serving

16 calories/serving: 289.48; PCF ratio: 25-63-12.

Granola

  • Oats 4 1/2 cups
  • Sugar, brown 3/4 cups
  • Wheat germ 1 1/2 cup
  • Coconut 1 cup
  • Sesame seed, dried 1/4 cup
  • Sunflower seed 4 oz
  • Salt 3/4 tsp
  • Whole wheat flour 1/2 cup
  • Canola oil 3/4 cups
  • Water 3/4 cups
  • Vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsp

Mix first eight ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Blend oil and water at high speed until white and foamy. Add vanilla and blend slightly to mix. Pour over dry ingredients and mix thoroughly so that all ingredients are uniformly wet.

Place a thin layer of mixture on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 200 degrees for 15 minutes. Stir and continue baking for an additional 15 - 20 minutes or until mixture feels dry to the touch and is golden brown. Watch carefully to avoid over baking, but bake long enough that the chunks are completely dry.

Continue procedure until all of the wet mixture has been slowly baked. As each batch comes out of the oven, put into another large mixing bowl to cool completely. Place in an airtight container. Will keep fresh for several weeks.

Optional: when all of the granola is baked and cooled, add raisins, sliced almonds or powdered milk, if powdered milk is added, simply add cold water to each individual bowl and enjoy!

Note: mixing of the wet ingredients is an important step. Just be sure to mix the oats thoroughly with the liquid ingredients. The easiest way to do that is to toss it gently with your hands until all the oats look moist or light brown in color. Avoid the temptation to squeeze or knead the mix with your hands. This will make your granola tough. The finished product will be golden brown, with crispy chunks of various sizes that can be easily broken apart and eaten.

Nutrient Information per Serving

12 calories/serving: 544.86; PCF ratio: 12-44-44

Light Quagciq Akutaq (Rhubarb)

  • Rhubarb, raw 5 cups
  • Raspberry, raw 2 cups
  • Blackberry, raw 1 cup
  • Plain yogurt, low fat 16 oz
  • Sugar substitute 6 pkgs

Blend and cream together yogurt and sugar substitute. Add rhubarb, cream then add raspberries and blackberries.

Nutrient Information per Serving

12 calories/serving: 52.90; PCFratio: 19-67-14

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