ADVERTISEMENT

Advertisement

 

 

OK, Showtime addicts, not that kind of weed. Dandelion stir fry...while these leaves are bitter, and often used medicinally rather than just for fun, they are tasty in salads and vegetable dishes. To make dandelions less bitter, gently saute them for twenty minutes with sweeter vegetables or with aged balsamic vinegar and cooking sherry. Tonight, I added dandelion leaves to shredded cabbage, white mushrooms, scallions, broccoli raab (rapini) and bok choy. The leafy bitter addition was a welcome strong flavor with the milder other vegetables. All were cooked together with a tablespoon of sherry, a tablespoon of dark aged balsamic vinegar, a half teaspoon of soy sauce, two tablespoons of water and sliced ginger. And, I did load some cayenne pepper on my portion.


The bitter flavor for which dandelion is notorious is actually the source of much of the leaves' nutritional benefits. Dandelion is rich in vitamins A, B, C and D and many minerals and was traditionally used primarily to treat liver problems. Herbalists also use dandelion to treat kidney problems, skin issues, swelling, digestive problems and as a diuretic. As a diuretic, dandelion helps the kidney excrete salt, but because it is rich in potassium and other minerals, it does not deplete the body the way a prescription diuretic could. Dandelion has also been used to lower blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.


So, eat your weeds, don't toss them...in my effort to get Lizzie to experience life, she tasted the fresh raw dandelion but she gave it a thumbs down for bitter but did say it tasted interesting, hmm...Next time, I will marinate them in something sweet first. But for now, she stuck to her spicy scallion and raw carrots!

nutrimommy blog

Views: 22

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

FOLLOW US

OUR BLOG

Ivory Clasp Reviews and Influencer Testimonials + OFFER

Mom Bloggers Club members recently reviewed subscription service Ivory Clasp's designer handbags on Instagram. For just $45 a month, you will receive a designer handbag valued at $100 or more.

See what they had to say:

The Glam Mom, …

OUR DAILY PINS

Latest Activity

Wanda Jefferson liked Wanda Jefferson's blog post Sunday Miracle
1 hour ago
Wanda Jefferson shared a profile on Facebook
1 hour ago
Wanda Jefferson liked Jude-Anne Phillip's profile
1 hour ago
Wanda Jefferson and Jude-Anne Phillip are now friends
1 hour ago
Wanda Jefferson posted videos
1 hour ago
Wanda Jefferson posted blog posts
2 hours ago
Wanda Jefferson posted a status
"Have a Blessed and Safe Sunday All! Start your week off with Peace,Joy and Love & Preparedness!#LIVELOVENOTHATE"
2 hours ago
Jude-Anne Phillip posted a blog post
12 hours ago

Advertisement

© 2017   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service