Tag: Amaranthus spinosus

Why Only 6 Plants?

Have you ever taken a college botany course? If not, it’s typical to be expected to learn 100 plants in a semester. How many of those do you think you would remember? Maybe 6, if youʻre lucky? Basically, people always want more but don’t have the bandwidth to remember much. It speaks to the way …

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Wild Amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus)

Now growing from 30°N to 30°S around the globe, Wild Amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus) originates from the lowland parts of tropical Central and South America. It is a highly valued food, and some of its medicinal benefits are as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain relief). Due to its invasiveness our focus is on Spiny Amaranth, but …

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Spiny Amaranth Ranch Spice Rub

Introduction This is one of Savage Kitchen’s favorite recipes! It’s a versatile seasoning that can be mixed into dips, sprinkled on salads, or added to soups. Recipe by Chef Robert Ramshur. Ingredients 1/2 cup Dried Spiny Amaranth Greens 1/3 cup dry powdered buttermilk (Optional; powdered goats milk, etc.) 1 1/2 tsp dried dill weed 2 …

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Dried Spiny Amaranth Greens

INTRODUCTION Dehydrating Spiny Amaranth greens is a great way to preserve the wild nutrition for later use. Add the powdered or flaked/crushed greens to smoothies, sauces, soups, rice – anything that needs a little extra green goodness! INGREDIENTS Fresh wild Amaranth greens Step 1 Wash greens. Spread greens into a single layer on racks inside …

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What is an Invasive Species?

Many species now travel around the world on boats, airplanes, and cars, but there are some non-native species that arrive in their new locations, either intentionally or unintentionally, and then behave in a way that is defined as causing harm to the environment, economy, or agriculture. They usually produce lots of seeds/reproductive material, don’t have …

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Future Generations

We ask permissions from our ancestors and the ancestors of the land, but what about asking permissions from future generations? I consider my sons Zeb (here in photo) and Saelyn – asking permissions of their future children and others who will live on this beautiful planet. “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; …

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February – Hawaiian Invasive Species Awareness Month

It’s Hawai’i Invasive Species Awareness Month! As we journey through the month I will be sharing stories about my relationships with “abundance species”, a journey of staying informed of their impacts within our ecosystems while never losing sight of respect for their life and the divine intelligence of nature. You can follow along here, and …

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Cooking Ulu over Open Fire – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Learn the technique for making fire-roasted stuffed ulu. Cooking over an open fire makes for delicious food, and we still doin’ it in 2020! Too funny, I thought today was my final day of the Eat Local Maui Challenge, but alas there’s one more day to go! This is Day 29 of 100% locally grown, raised, …

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Wild Root Beer – Eat Local Maui Challenge

The absolutely delicious wild fermentation of false awa (Piper auritum), into a naturally carbonated root beer, gets bottled with the addition of some wild and cultivated ingredients. It’s the 24th Day of eating 100% local foods from the Hawaiian Islands for the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore. Breakfast is good, but lunch is …

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Avocado Mousse – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 20 of eating 100% locally grown foods to the Hawaiian Islands as part of the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore. Had a nice big breakfast, snacky kind of lunch, and dinner with an avocado mousse dessert. In the video you get an inside peek at putting ingredients together.  Breakfast :: kalo from Ho`omakua …

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