Maroons' medicine chest

Recipes from
Calabash Tea & Tonic 

Native American Heritage Month

Indigenous Ingredients, Made with Purpose

Inspired by the integrated beliefs and traditions of Dr. Sunyatta Amen of Calabash Tea. Serving up a fresh dose of wellness and healing with every recipe.
Featured Recipe:  Acorn Gingerbread  
Featured Recipe: Acorn Gingerbread  

Three Sisters Soup

This recipe and legend was gifted to Sunyatta by her great-grandmother who was of Meherin, Tuscarora & Nottoway descent. 

Mushroom & Garlicky Greens Over Polenta

This is a simple and delicious spin on an Indigenous classic. Great for brunch, lunch or dinner. 

Coconut Curry Chickpea Soup

Curry is a delicious powerhouse of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant richness that has been popular for millennia across Africa & Asia. 

Haitian Liberation Soup

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This spicy, smokey recipe is our love letter to Haiti—who taught the diaspora to decolonize our dishes— because freedom is delicious! 

Puerto Rican Yellow Rice with Pigeon Peas

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A True Caribbean Classic! This one pot rice also called 'Arroz con Gandules' is a traditional dish typically served on special occasions. 

Jamaican Jerk

Heirloom tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that belongs to the carotenoid group. Green zucchini and yellow squash - brimming with vitamin C, potassium and magnesium. 


Known by many names throughout the diaspora, this delectable, high-protein treat is the grandfather to the hush puppy.

Juicy Spicy Sautéed Mushrooms

The sweet, earthy heat of ginger is a perfect complement to the tart, bright zing of the Buddha’s Hand. So lip-smackingly delicious! 
Featured Recipe: Acorn Gingerbread  


Mofongo is a Puerto Rican dish with plantains as its main ingredient.

Acorn Gingerbread

Indigenous ingredients made with purpose and inspired by the integrated beliefs and traditions of Dr. Sunyatta Amen 

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