Get Omega-3s and Other Nutrients from Wild Edible Plants

Purslane

Get Omega-3s and Other Nutrients from Wild Edible Plants.

First, let’s take a look at the rock star of wild edibles: purslane—from the Purslane family, of course.

Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea (also called duckweed, fatweed, pigweed, pusley, verdolaga, ma chi xian in Chinese, munyeroo, or wild portulaca) is the omega-3 powerhouse of the vegetation kingdom, and there’s a high probability it’s growing in your yard right now…..

Corn insecticide linked to great die-off of beneficial honeybees

 

honey bees

Corn insecticide linked to great die-off of beneficial honeybees.

Dangerous Minds | Chocolate skulls gone nuts

Dangerous Minds | Chocolate skulls gone nuts.

 

March 6 – Today’s Food History | Foodimentary – a food lover’s notebook

March 6 – Today’s Food History | Foodimentary – a food lover’s notebook.

March 6 – Today’s Food History | Foodimentary - a food lover's notebook

Steak with Herb Sauce Bistecca Con Salsa delle Erbe Recipe – Saveur.com

Steak with Herb Sauce Bistecca Con Salsa delle Erbe Recipe – Saveur.com.

Steak with Herb Sauce (Bistecca Con Salsa delle Erbe)

Oat Bran Galettes or Pancakes

These are great as snacks – they keep in the fridge a month. Taste just like pancakes, but wow!

Ingredients

8 egg whites – we use the cartons of those. Read more“Oat Bran Galettes or Pancakes” »

Yummy high fiber Mango cookies

These are terrific! Any time I want a sweet snack or crave a little carb/grains I take one of these out of the freezer. I tried a batch with pumpkin puree, but they weren’t that great, so I made these. I also tried a bag of frozen mango/banana/strawberry/papaya and those are awesome! Experiment for yourself, you’ll be pleased. Even our dogs love them.

Ingredients

24 oz. frozen mango, defrosted and pureed – you can also use fresh mango. Frozen is just what I had on hand. Read more“Yummy high fiber Mango cookies” »

A tasty, healthy fajita

Deana loves to make new stuff in the kitchen. So do I, but she’s better at it. This Fajita Casserole, well, she’s perfected it. It’s excellent and has lots of flavor. She makes a two trays at a time and we never throw any away.

2 C quinoa or brown rice or a combination of the 2, cooked according to package directions Read more“A tasty, healthy fajita” »

Our plans changed, so happy they did.

“The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living.”–Dione Lucas

Last night Deana and I had planned to check out another beer café. However our plans got changed on us. We’re so happy they did!

Deana found BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse online, and mentioned that they’ve got some great looking food and a huge selection of beers. We were all set to do that, then we called our friend Roland. They’ve been wanting to invite us over for dinner, so tonight was the night. Heather, Roland’s GF was so kind to invite us. When we first got there, Roland offered me a Chocolate Stout, one of my faves over the holidays. So I happily obliged this version from Fort Collins Brewery. Deana likes a little lighter fare in her ales.

Shortly after we got there, Roland and I went over to Superior Liquor. They’ve got a huge selection of beers. They even let you create your own 6-pack. The beer guy Read more“Our plans changed, so happy they did.” »