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Friend, Foe, or FOOD! 

Dandelions have a bad reputation among those who wish for perfect grass lawn.

Some people may despise them as a weed, but honestly nothing makes me happier then sitting in a green field sprinkled with yellow flowers.

Dandelions are completely edible. 
From the yellow flower to the root. 
It is mother nature’s way of saying its time to spring clean…your body.

Dandelions can be harvested at any point in the growing season. The smaller leaves are considered to be less bitter and more palatable raw,
the bigger leaves can be eaten as well, especially as an addition to a green salad.
I like dandelions mixed with spinach! 


If raw dandelion leaves don't appeal to you, they can also be steamed or stir-fry similar to kale, which can make them taste less bitter.


The flowers are sweet and crunchy, and can be eaten raw, or breaded and fried, or even used to make dandelion tea. Recipe below.
The root of the dandelion can be dried and roasted and used as a coffee substitute, or added to any recipe that calls for root vegetables.

Dandelion Tea Recipe


Go out in your yard (just make sure its pesticide free) and snip off the yellow flowers.

To brew tea, put the yellow part of the flowers in a a pot and bring to boil.
Place dandelion flowers you just boiled in glass jar and let them steep for 20 minutes or for more flavor overnight in the refrigerator.

Hot or Cold, no sweetener needed, just enjoy a natural immunity boosting drink. 
You can strain the flowers out, or eat them.

Dandelions Benefits Page
Enjoy and don't forget to make a WISH!

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