Saturday, May 5, 2012
Hold it! Those "weeds" are loaded with flavor and nutrients. If your backyard has not been exposed to chemicals and pollutants, sample new dandelion greens and tender lambs quarters fresh from your own backyard. Both are excellent sources of dietary fiber and are loaded with Vitamins A, C and K plus calcium, folate and other trace minerals and phytochemicals. Both can be eaten raw in salads or lightly steamed. I throw a handful into sauces and soups just before serving. Add these to the great variety of greens available for eating this spring and you'll experience a surge of energy and wellnes far superior to anything on your pharmacy shelf!