Wild Spinach and Day-Lily

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I love raw wild spinach and raw wild day-lily and they are a super amazingly delicious flavor combination when eaten together! I know from my research that wild foods are the most nutritious and are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that have been shown in many studies to prevent and reverse cancer and wild spinach and day-lily make me feel amazing immediately! I am lucky that they grow in my yard for free! I just have to pick them, eat them, and enjoy! I urge you to go foraging or dig up a part of your yard and let nature plant wild edibles for you, get the book Edible Wild Plants to use to identify them, try some, and enjoy!

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Wild Edible Cherries

Cherries contain anthocyanins, nature’s pain reliever, and melatonin, another natural pain reliever that also helps regulate the sleep cycle! Anthocyanins are also used by the body to help produce amino acids which are used to produce protein. Cherries also contain fiber and lots of Vitamin C, an antioxidant, with anti-cancer properties. Wow! My favorite cherries are wild black cherries that fall into my yard from my neighbor’s wild cherry tree.

Wild Rose Salad

My date told me that my skin smelled like a rose. I sniffed my wrist and was very surprised that it really did smell like a rose! I do not wear perfume; so, I wondered how could my skin smell like a rose? Since the saying goes, “You are what you eat.”; I wondered if it was because I ate yummy wild roses during the summer as in my photo of my Wild Dandelion & Wild Rose Salad with orange and avocado. It was very satisfying because edible wild plant foods are nutrient dense. To identify edible wild plant foods, I use the book, Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods, by Thomas Elias and Peter Dykeman. It has beautiful photos and descriptions of over 200 edible wild plants which are free to enjoy! It also tells of any “poisonous look-a-likes” to watch out for.

Wild Dandelion & Wild Rose Salad