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Spicy Recipes Dandelion

Dandelion
(Taraxacum officinale)

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The young leaves of the Dandelion can be eaten in salads. The full-grown leaves taste bitter. Young Dandelion leaves can be blanched in the same way as endive.

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Dandelion Salad
(Vegetarian, Serves 4)

  • 4 cups tender young dandelion leaves
  • 6 large garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • fresh parsley
  • soy sauce
  • salt
  • white or black pepper
Chop the dandelion greens. Process the olive oil with the lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic, carrot, onion, parsley and soy sauce in a blender or food processor. Toss the dandelion greens in the sauce.

Serve immediately with pasta, potatoes or rice together with fresh cottage cheese.

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Eat fresh vegetables every day: Spinach, chives and garlic, scallion and leek, red beet, tomatoes and onions, red or white cabbage, celery and carrots, bean sprouts (fresh), broccoli and green peas, fennel and cauliflower, potatoes and squash, turnip and cucumbers, artichokes, Brussels sprouts and red or yellow peppers.

Tofu or bean curd, sesame oil (sparingly), honey (sparingly), mushrooms (fresh), ginger root (fresh), salt & pepper (sparingly), red chilies (fresh or dried), mixed herbs (fresh or dried), olive oil, parsley (fresh), sage (fresh), nettles (fresh in soups).

Do not use processed foods or drinks. Use whole-wheat bread and other whole- grains. Whole-wheat noodles, spaghetti (pasta) and fresh cottage cheese. Use olive oil (or any polyunsaturated oil).

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Eat fresh fruit every day: apples, pears, plums, peaches, grapes, lemons, oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, wild berries, pineapples, papayas, bananas, cherries, lychees, mangoes, guavas, gooseberries, figs, melons, and strawberries.

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