This dish is made with grated carrots and burdock. Stir fired in Sesame oil and seasoned with Soy Sauce. It is a Japanese side dish often service in the Fall. Delicious!
Acorn Flapjacks and Muffins
Acorns are an excellent source of protein and nutrients. They are especially high in potassium, iron, Vitamins A and E, and important minerals. Scientists have also identified over 60 beneficial plant compounds in acorns, including catechins, resveratrol, quercetin, and gallic acid – potent antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage. These antioxidants are linked to numerous health benefits, such as a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Rosehip & Raspberry Jam
Rosehips are a known trail snack that is tasty and energy giving. They are high in Vitamin C and antioxidants. This jam will “knock your socks off!”
Nettle is both nutritious and medicinal. It is a natural antihistamine, so it is helpful for allergies. It can be eaten just like cooked spinach with a little salt and butter. Tastes excellent, in fact, once when one of my son’s friend came over for a meal, we had cooked nettle and he said, “it tastes better than spinach!” and ate it all up!!
Venison & Wild Edibles
Venison goes well with wild edibles, such as burdock, purslane, wild onion, wild carrots, and Jerusalem artichoke. Savory nutrition hard to beat!
Basil Purslane Salad
Purslane is a common weed that grows in the wild as well as in gardens and yards. It is packed full of nutrients and is high in Omega 3 fatty acids. It is said to be beneficial to bones, possibly lower risk of cancer, is high in antioxidants, might help asthma, and beneficial to diabetics. All this is packed in a common weed! Come and enjoy a delicious salad with purslane and basil!
Mesquite beans were widely used by cowboys when rations were low. In fact, it’s even mentioned in Bonanza and Louis Lamour books. When harvested young beans cooked taste like lima beans or edamame. Excellent seasoned with salt and butter!
Come and find out how delicious “Weeds” can be!
Amy Willis MH, CTN
About the Author
Amy Willis M.H.