Tag: wild amaranth

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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Citizen Science for All Ages

What is citizen science? According to National Geographic, “Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. […] New networks and communities of interested citizen scientists are created each day to learn more about the world and how we can contribute to understanding it.” It’s fun to be …

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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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Final Day – Eat Local Maui Challenge

“We don’t need revolutionaries, we need solutionaries.” – Alixa Garcia Over 160 solutionaries stepped up to participate in the Eat Local Maui Challenge, that’s over 160 people who know that if we want to change something we have to be that change and it’s been an honor to walk alongside my fellow participants. I hope …

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Day 25 – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 25 of eating 100% local to the Hawaiian Islands. Today I wanted chips 😂 just give me some damn chips LOL! But no, I got this, with no cheating or quitting…coming into the home stretch.  Today’s menu – breakfast :: wild amaranth***, garlic chives*, avocado*, nasturtium*, sea lettuce***, pumpkin flowers*, zucchini from Okamura Farm, …

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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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Wild Amaranth Chimichurri – Eat Local Maui Challenge

A montage of wild amaranth helps you see the many sizes and shapes this plant can take. This was Day 23 of eating 100% local foods from the Hawaiian Islands. Part of the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore, to strengthen our local community and food supply chains. Wild Amaranth Chimichurri Recipe: 2 cups …

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