Dandelion Hunter

Author: Rebecca Lerner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762793139
Size: 15.52 MB
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In this engaging and eye-opening read, forager-journalist Becky Lerner sets out on a quest to find her inner hunter-gatherer in the city of Portland, Oregon. After a disheartening week trying to live off wild plants from the streets and parks near her home, she learns the ways of the first people who lived there and, along with a quirky cast of characters, discovers an array of useful wild plants hiding in plain sight. As she harvests them for food, medicine, and just-in-case apocalypse insurance, Lerner delves into anthropology, urban ecology and sustainability, and finds herself looking at Nature in a very different way. Humorous, philosophical, and informative, Dandelion Hunter has something for everyone, from the curious neophyte to the seasoned forager.

The Ultimate Dandelion Cookbook

Author: Kristina Seleshanko
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781491267479
Size: 48.78 MB
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An Amazon #1 Bestseller! Become a dandelion hunter! 148 dandelion recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and even dessert! What if someone told you one of the world's most nutritious foods is also tasty, can be cooked many different ways, is easy to find, and is totally free? I know what I'd do: I'd run out and grab some! Well, the good news is, there is such a food: Dandelions. Yes, those pesky weeds with bright yellow flowers you've grown up thinking are the enemy of perfect lawns are actually food – brought to North America by immigrants who knew how valuable they are. Every part of the dandelion is edible: * Dandelion greens recipes are common throughout Europe and often used in salad, quiche, lasagna and other pasta dishes, and many other familiar and less-familiar dishes. * The honey-like flowers are a healthy and tasty addition to bread, omelets, pancakes, and more – plus they make delectable dandelion wine, dandelion jelly, and dandelion wine. * The buds are often pickled or added to stir frys and other dishes. * The stems can be eaten like noodles. * And the roots add coffee flavor to everything from ice cream and cakes to drinks. And let's not forget dandelion root tea! The Ultimate Dandelion Cookbook offers 148 recipes, plus expert advice and tips, for cooking all parts of the dandelion – one of nature's best free foods. Black and white interior photos. "5 Stars. Here is what we had for dinner last night: Dandelion noodles, picked with revenge in my garden, and eaten up with zest! So great, and so easy to make this recipe from the brand-new Ultimate Dandelion Cookbook. You can see pictures on my blog." --Caleb Warnock author of Backyard Winter Gardening and other books "5 Stars. Kristina Seleshanko has created a wonderful collection of enticing recipes, all featuring those yellow-top, front yard pests: dandelions. She includes some rather expected dishes, like omelets, salads and soups. Other recipes, however, are likely to catch readers off guard, like pizza, soda, jellies, wine and even ice cream and cookies! What I enjoy most about this cookbook is the abundance of education. The author includes valuable nutritional information, but also instructions on how to harvest dandelions, how to preserve them and store and what alters the taste of these greens. She's obviously very knowledgeable. All in all, this book is an excellent value at a great price." --Tanya Dennis Writer & Editor "5 Stars. What a fantastic book! I have seen dandelion recipes here and there, and am determined to try my hand at dandelion cordial, but this book has it all. The author went to great pains to give a very comprehensive book on dandelions in every form. With this book you will learn to use every part of the dandelion to make foods and beverages for every meal of the day. If you are interested in frugal living or just trying something a little different, get this book and get out in the yard and start picking!" --Jennifer Shambrook Author of I Can Can Chicken!

Hunt Gather Cook

Author: Hank Shaw
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781609614010
Size: 55.77 MB
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From field, forest, and stream to table, award-winning journalist Hank Shaw explores the forgotten art of foraging. If there is a frontier beyond organic, local and seasonal, beyond farmers' markets and grass-def meat, it's hunting, fishing and foraging your own food. A lifelong angler and forager who became a hunter late in life, Hank Shaw is dedicated to finding a place on the table for the myriad overlooked and underutilized wild foods that are there for the taking -- if you know how to find them. In Hunt, Gather, Cook, he shares his experiences both in the field and in the kitchen, as well as his extensive knowledge of North America's edible flora and fauna. Hank provides a user-friendly, food-oriented introduction to tracking down and cooking everything from prickly pears, to grouper to snowshoe hares.

The Dandelion S Tale

Author: Kevin Sheehan
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0375988904
Size: 52.24 MB
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In this poignant story about the friendship between a dandelion and a sparrow, young readers are given a reassuring, yet emotionally powerful introduction to the natural cycle of life. One fine summer day, when Sparrow meets a dandelion with only 10 seed pods left, he asks how he can help. Dandelion laments that a short while ago, she was the brightest yellow, but now a strong wind could blow away her remaining pods and no one will remember her. Together, they decide to write Dandelion's story in the dirt, and so Dandelion tells Sparrow all the things she has seen and loved. Later that night, a storm changes everything. . . . But the tale of Dandelion lives on.

Make Shift Happen

Author: Dean Dwyer
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN: 9781936608706
Size: 36.77 MB
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Being vegetarian for nineteen years and working out intensely four to five days per week was supposed to yield results. However, the "bagel" of fat that Dean Dwyer clutched with both hands told a very different tale. At the ripe old age of 45, unemployed and facing a very uncertain future, Dwyer found himself at a rather disturbing crossroads, asking a rather counterintuitive question: "What if eating healthy is making me fat?" And with that one simple question, a paradigm shift like no other was unleashed. Suddenly, nothing was sacred ground. Everything was open for debate. il Is cardio important? Hell, is it even necessary? il Is diet and exercise secondary to the battle with our personal demons? il Is it possible that most of us are over-CARB-onating ourselves with the crappy food we eat? il Would we be healthier with NO grains in our diet whatsoever? il Could we lose fat by eating more fat? In an honest and at times humorous portrayal of his own personal journey, Dwyer takes us on a coming-of-age tale about weight loss and it's intersection with truth. What he discovers leads to an evolution of 12 EPIC shifts that resulted in an incredible body, mind, and soul transformation.

Nature Spirituality From The Ground Up

Author: Lupa
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738747823
Size: 12.88 MB
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Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up invites you to go beyond simply exploring the symbols of nature and encourages you to bury your hands in the earth and work with the real thing. This is a book on green spirituality that makes a difference, empowering you to connect with totems as a part of your spiritual life. Uniquely approaching totems as beings we can give to, rather than take from, Lupa shows how orienting yourself this way deepens your spiritual connection to the earth and helps you rejoin the community of nature. And while most books on totems focus on animals, Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up helps you work with interconnected ecosystems of totems: plants, fungi, minerals, waterways, landforms, and more.

Deep Nutrition

Author: Catherine Shanahan, M.D.
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250113830
Size: 18.22 MB
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One of the Best Health and Wellness Books of 2017 — Sports Illustrated A self-published phenomenon examining the habits that kept our ancestors disease-free—now with a prescriptive plan for “The Human Diet” to help us all live long, vital, healthy lives. Physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, M.D. examined diets around the world known to help people live longer, healthier lives—diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawa, and “Blue Zone”—and identified the four common nutritional habits, developed over millennia, that unfailingly produce strong, healthy, intelligent children, and active, vital elders, generation after generation. These four nutritional strategies—fresh food, fermented and sprouted foods, meat cooked on the bone, and organ meats—form the basis of what Dr. Cate calls “The Human Diet.” Rooted in her experience as an elite athlete who used traditional foods to cure her own debilitating injuries, and combining her research with the latest discoveries in the field of epigenetics, Dr. Cate shows how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: what you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children. Deep Nutrition offers a prescriptive plan for how anyone can begin eating The Human Diet to: *Improve mood *Eliminate cravings and the need to snack *Boost fertility and have healthier children *Sharpen cognition and memory *Eliminate allergies and disease *Build stronger bones and joints *Get younger, smoother skin Deep Nutrition cuts through today’s culture of conflicting nutritional ideologies, showing how the habits of our ancestors can help us lead longer, healthier, more vital lives.

Sweet Potato Power

Author: Ashley Tudor
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN: 9781936608782
Size: 22.39 MB
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If you want to look good, perform at your peak and be in tip-top shape, you must choose smart fuel for your body, not the processed "food" found on the shelves of every supermarket. Many have turned to Paleo and a low carb way of life to avoid the effects of these food impostors we were never designed to eat. Low carb diets, however, can leave you feeling as though you don't have enough gas in the tank. Low carbs need to be smart carbs. Lucky for us, nature has given us the nutritious, delicious sweet potato. This super food gives all the benefits of other high energy foods with more nutrition and without spiking blood sugar. Plus, this humble tuber tastes great and is easily incorporated into your diet in seriously good ways. Sweet Potato Power gives you the tools to run your own tests to determine the diet rules that work specifically for you and your unique biology. Through self experimentation you can cut through diet mumbo jumbo, and let science and your numbers speak for themselves to answer questions such as: ilHow many carbs should I eat to make me look, feel and perform at my best? ilWhat foods spike my blood sugar the most and make me fat? ilHow do I eliminate craving? ilHow can I avoid mental fogs and post-lunch energy slumps? ilHow can I optimize my carbs with my athletic pursuits? ilHow can I get fit without getting fat? ilWhat exercise is best for my body? ilHow can my kids become the most delightful version of themselves? ilHow can my doctor be a well-care provider instead of a sick-care provider? Understanding a bit of science and incorporating new tools in your arsenal will make you an active participant in your health. Applying what you learn brings you closer to the ideal version of you. All of this and easy sweet potato recipes so you can incorporate this power food into your everyday life—making Sweet Potato Power a force to be reckoned with!

The Healthy Gluten Free Life

Author: Tammy Credicott
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN: 9781936608713
Size: 42.51 MB
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Warning, this is NOT ANOTHER GLUTEN FREE BAKING BOOK! It's a unique, gluten-free cookbook with everyday recipes that mix simple, home-style cooking with great taste and real, whole food ingredients. Every recipe is not only gluten-free, but also egg free, dairy free, soy free, white rice flour free, and bean flour free. Feel free to cheer! In The Healthy Gluten Free Life, Tammy Credicott shows you just how easy and budget-friendly living a healthy, gluten-free life can be. By giving detailed instructions and a host of tips on everything from choosing quality ingredients to techniques on make-ahead meals to save you time down the road, Tammy will inspire you to step back into the kitchen and enjoy cooking again. The Healthy Gluten Free Life is filled with over 200 mouth watering recipes for every meal of the day, including breakfasts, snacks, dinners, side dishes, desserts, and more. In addition, each delicious recipe is accompanied by captivating color photographs to help entice you to the final tasty dish. Beyond the recipes, The Healthy Gluten Free Life guides you on how to: il * Choose flours that work best for you & the recipe you're working with il * Replace dairy & eggs in your recipes easily and without fail il * Differentiate between the multiple gluten-free flours and starches on the market, giving you the confidence to modify any gluten-free recipe you choose il * Create a week's worth of school lunches that your kids will love and not be embarrassed by Get the taste & texture you remember from your pre-gluten free days with the added health benefits of whole grain flours, limited starches, lower sugar, and real, whole foods! The Healthy Gluten-Free Life helps bring your family back to the table, food allergies and all!

Midwest Foraging

Author: Lisa M. Rose
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697024
Size: 64.96 MB
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From fields to woodlands, riverbeds, and lakesides—and even in our own neighborhoods—the beautiful Midwest is rich in delicious wild edibles. Herbalist, forager, and urban farmer Lisa M. Rose helps you find peppery watercress and delectable nettles at a nearby lake in the spring and nutritious burdock roots from sunny fields in the fall. Try brewing chai from roasted hickory or beech nuts, or capturing the citrus notes of pine needles in a lightly fermented, aromatic ale. Savor the delicate snow-pea flavor of rampant kudzu greens in the southern part of the region, or, in cool-running northern marsh waters, gather nutty wild rice for a foraged feast.