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Wild Edibles

Recipe: Homemade Spiced Dandelion Chai Recipe + the Benefits of Bitters

Are you eating bitter foods? Eating bitter vegetables such as dandelion leaf and root, kale, rocket, amaranth and swiss chard can have a great digestion-enhancing effect! These bitter foods help to improve our digestion by increasing bile flow, increasing gastric acid and improving our overall digestive function which improves our nutritional status. It’s the bitter flavour […]

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Recipe: Nettle and Berry Smoothie

In herbal medicine, Nettle (Urtica dioica) is used for it’s nutritive properties (it’s rich in many nutrients) and depurative (blood-purifying) actions, among it’s other uses (1). The nutrients in nettle leaf include: Vitamin A, C, beta-carotene, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, chlorophyll, magnesium, tannins, flavonoids, sterols and amines (2). Nettle can also be used as a food and is commonly […]

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Wild Edible Weed Dandelion Salad

After going to a wild edible weed walk and lecture by Sergei Boutenko, I decided I’d try out a few recipes using wild edible weeds. This a salad I made with dandelion leaves from my backyard. Go “wild” (sorry couldn’t resist) & have fun! Wild Edible Weed Dandelion Salad Ingredients: a handful of dandelion leaves, […]

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