Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center (SWCAHEC) is continually working towards improving rural community health as a healthcare capacity building organization. Working with healthcare organizations screening patients for social needs, we have found that food is a consistent need throughout the Southwestern Colorado region. Our findings initiated several projects, one being this cookbook.
Hózhó is a wellness philosophy, compromised of principles that guide an individual’s action, behavior, speech, and thought. It can be translated to living life in beauty, harmony, and balance in the Diné (Navajo) Language. Hózhó Meals invites the thought of eating food that is good for the mind, body, and spirit. Hózhó Meals is a compilation of pre-existing Indigenous recipes and resources that strengthen the resurgence of Indigenous foods. The purpose of this book is to promote Indigenous recipes that are accessible and affordable to most people.