Purslane contains a high density of several nutrients that are beneficial to our health. Although there are many ways to add this valuable wild plant into our diet, perhaps the most enjoyable way is by making a purslane smoothie and using this to make popsicles.
Green smoothie powders are very expensive yet can provide us with a lot of badly-needed nutrients. Take control of your health and your budget by making your own green smoothie powder! The ingredients are free and all you need to invest is a little time.
Our planet is constantly evolving and that means many plants have become extinct over the eons. Many more will follow. Instead of fighting against nature, we should be working with it in order to better sustain local ecosystems.
When fresh, nutrient-dense produce is not available then it only makes sense to sprout your nutrition! Sprouting is easy, inexpensive and fast. Alfalfa sprouts are one of the most nourishing foods we can eat and the health benefits of these, and all sprouts, make it well-worth having
Bathing in warm water infused with the healing properties of wild plants, herbs, essential oils, organic apple cider vinegar, and salts create a calm, healing way to care for yourself. The best part of all is you can make herbal delights with foraged plants that are best suited for yo
Our immune system never rests; it’s always using the foods and beverages (and other factors) we ingest to build and maintain a healthy immune system. It only makes sense to give our immune system what it needs to make its job easier.
I've known Mia for a few years and can certainly attest that her book “Ugly Little Greens: Gourmet Dishes Crafted from Foraged Ingredients” is without a doubt, a must-have cookbook to have in your kitchen. Whether you're a home cook or a chef, this book has great recipes you'll love!
Celebrating 35 years of foraging tours in New York City, "Wildman" Steve Brill is still as dedicated to the teachings of wild edible plants now as he was in 1982. Last year his 12-year old daughter, Violet, helped to co-lead tours and is back this year!
Consuming heart-healthy herbs and spices on a regular basis is the best type of health insurance anyone can ever have. A heart-healthy diet and smart lifestyle choices is exactly what we need to avert potential heart disease.
A growing number of people realize that although some over-the-counter products may help alleviate sore throat symptoms they rarely target the root cause. Everyday items in your kitchen or some wild edible plants might give you the solution you need to be on the pathway to recovery.
It's better to have and not need than to need and not have. Knowing a few survival skills in the event of any unexpected trouble includes many things including edible wild plant knowledge. In an ideal situation having a shelter to go to would be great; however, shelters are far and f
Harvesting goldenrod may appear to be an easy forage however there is something to be vigilant about - be sure to check the leaves. Rust is a common occurrence with these tall plants and you don't want to be consuming this or bringing it to your home garden.
Many seaside edible plants grow on shorelines all around the world and earlier this summer I had the opportunity to enjoy sampling what coastal eastern Canada had to offer! If you're near a shoreline, learn what there is and take advantage of these amazing edibles.
Fermented foods and beverages have become increasingly popular because they help to support good health yet some products can cost a fair bit. Fermentation of edible wild plants is a great way to increase an already nutrient-packed food that costs virtually nothing.