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The LEAF Network is a community-based organization with the mission to link people with the benefits of edible trees and support edible trees with people’s stewardship.


There are many recipes for the fruits, nuts, seeds and pods of edible trees and edible understory plants. 

Click on the links below for websites supplying cookbooks and recipes. 

•Desert Harvesters is a local nonprofit organization that promotes and assists the planting, harvesting and processing of wild, native foods—such as mesquite pods, and the seeds and blossoms of desert ironwood and palo verde trees—where we live, work and play. See their website and the Eat Mesquite and More cookbook at: www.desertharvesters.org

•Carolyn Neithammer has compiled traditional Native American recipes for native fruits, nuts, seeds and pods in American Indian Cooking, available at: www.cniethammer.com

Click below for PDFs of these recipes: 

Calamondin Chicken.pdf 

Calamondin-Prickly Pear Punch Recipe.pdf 

Spicy Seville Orange Vinegar.pdf 

Desert Citrus Vinegar All Purpose Cleaner.pdf 

Seville Oranges - Pine nuts in ISKASHITAA-IRAQI DOLMAS– Recipe.pdf 

Prickly Pear & Date Natural Candy Recipe.pdf

Spicy Seville Orange Vinegar, Recipe from Iskashitaa

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LEAF is under the fiduciary stewardship of the Arizona Community Tree Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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