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Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz is a natural foods activist, educator, and private chef with deep family roots in northern New Mexico (Tiwa, Mexican, Spanish). Felicia is a graduate of the CNS and eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate. You can visit her website at ruizenplace.com.

Spinach and Garbanzo Bean Soup

Spinach and Garbanzo Bean Soup

Spinach is nutrient dense and brings a freshness to this dish along with the lime. Lastly, don’t be tempted to use sweet paprika! Smoked paprika (made from smoked red peppers) gives this dish an air of mystery and depth.


Three Sisters Posole

Three Sisters Posole

This soup recipe includes the Three Sisters: corn, beans, and squash. This trio of foods has been grown, eaten, and held sacred for most agricultural indigenous people of the Americas.


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