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12-23-2010, 11:32 PM
Does anyone have any good recipes that use wild foods? I read recently about how wild food is so much healthier than commercially grown food (a lot more vitamins, etc.), so I'm trying to use more wild things in my diet. So far I've just been adding wild greens to my green smoothies, but I want to use wild food for other meals as well.
Anyone got any recipe ideas?
12-25-2010, 04:36 AM
nettle infusions. ie. alot of herb steeped in [boiling] water overnight then strained and drink. can also do this with plantain and some other herbs. (see susun weed's site)
chickweed pesto YUM we also make wildgarlic/beargarlic pesto in the spring
wild herb salads of finely chopped/sliced stuff
you can roll young nettle leaves hard in between your fingers and eat them straight off the plant. if you roll them well the stinging element gets crushed or something
12-25-2010, 06:40 AM
Surely you will kill the nettles if you put them in boiling water. I either juice them or add them to a smoothie.
12-25-2010, 07:28 AM
I have a whole bunch of my Superfoods HD app on apple store. I can't post them all here. Lots of great ideas for nettle, burdock, dandelion.......awesome super food!
I will be thrilled to see all my wild ones back in the spring..I miss them.
12-25-2010, 08:30 PM
yeah ... may not be the most ideal way, but i guess i am thinking of thats what i do with the dry ones because i find them super-nourishing and cant find them year-round. if i can find them fresh i will often either smoothie them or eat them right off the plant, but using them dried as an infusion instead of tea seems to work well for me too... i cant get enough of it, my body just wants to suck it down when i hold a jar of the stuff in front of me.
might be able to use just hot water...not sure if there is something significant about the boiling water that brings more out of the plant into the water....v. impt to let it steep overnight though in any case
which reminds me--nettle SEED is supposed to be super nourishing for the adrenals. although once the plant is in seed, the leaves are said to have stuff in them thats irritating to the kidneys. so once its not "young" anymore, hold out for the seeds.
12-26-2010, 09:45 PM
Any recipes using wild fruit, roots, etc.?
12-27-2010, 12:45 AM
mmmm salmon berry jam
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