Tag: wild foods

Kāhili Ginger and Turmeric Tea

INTRODUCTION The mild, floral flavor of Kāhili Ginger is the perfect complement to the spicier turmeric in this lovely tea.  Adjust the acidity and sweetness with more or less lemon and honey, as you like it. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup Kāhili Ginger rhizome, sliced 1/2 cup turmeric, sliced 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 …

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Kāhili Ginger powder

INTRODUCTION We dehydrate Kahili Ginger rhizome and then grind the dried plant matter into powder. This ginger powder is a super versatile addition to your spice cupboard – use it in drinks, baked goods, teas, and as a replacement for culinary ginger powder in any recipe. INGREDIENTS Kahili Ginger rhizome STEP 1 Clean and peel …

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Kāhili Gingersnap Cookies

INTRODUCTION These cookies are well loved around here. Moist, chewy, not too sweet, with that particular Kāhili Ginger zing – they get eaten so fast! We like them a little on the rare side and pull them out of the oven right at 12 minutes, but if you’re into a crispier cookie, bake them for …

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Spanish Needles (Bidens pilosa and Bidens alba)

Spanish Needles is native to the tropical and subtropical Americas. It can now be found in tropical and subtropical locations around the globe, even extending into temperate regions. Botanists go back and forth on how to classify Spanish Needles, as Bidens pilosa and Bidens alba are so similarly related that they can be used interchangeably …

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Spanish Needles Cheezy Chips

INTRODUCTION Like kale chips?  Try our wild version!  We’ve combined Spanish Needles and nutritional yeast for a “cheesy” treat, perfect for snack time. This recipe was adapted from MinimalistBaker.com INGREDIENTS 6 ounces Spanish Needle greens 1/2 cup Walnuts 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt pinch of cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon sunflower …

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Java Plum (Syzygium cumini)

  Java Plum originates from the Indian subcontinent and South Asia. Known as the “Fruit of the Gods” to Buddhists, Hindus and Jains, they are prized for their rich purple magenta color and considered a sacred tree. Syzygium cumini is its scientific botanical name, and it can now be found in tropical and subtropical locations …

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Java Plum Juice

INTRODUCTION The dark purple fruits of the Java Plum yield a gorgeous magenta juice. Some people enjoy this juice as-is, although others find it too astringent. No matter how you use it, it’s a wonderful burst of wild nutrition and vivid color. INGREDIENTS Java Plum fruit Water Nut milk bags or a fine-mesh strainer STEP …

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Pickleweed (Batis maritima) – Edible Coastal Vegetable

Pickleweed (Batis maritima), also called ʻākulikuli kai in Hawai’i, is a succulent creeping shrub within the Bataceae family. It is native to tropical and subtropical America as well as the Galapagos Islands, and is commonly known as saltwort or pickleweed. B. maritima was accidentally introduced, and first collected on Sand Island in Hawai’i in 1859. …

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Where, When and How to Forage Pickleweed (Batis maritima)

Aloha! Did you know that there is an abundance of pickleweed (Batis maritima) at all times of the year in Hawai’i that is begging you (or at least I am LOL) to forage. You can add to many of your staple meals for a nice salty punch! The leaves, stems, seeds and roots are edible …

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