Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Dandelion+Love=Food
There are so many tasty ways to prepare dandelions. Really who knew that such delicious dishes could come from my LAWN :) The dandelions in the photos are form Echolective and were scrumptious!
Here are a few ideas for how to eat dandies:

The unopened buds are delicious tossed in a little melted butter or coconut oil. Because they can get pretty soggy in a frying pan, I think it's better to toss them in the oil and salt them and then roast them on 400 in the oven.

I made a delicious carrot, dandelion root, ginger curry. Here is my recipe:
3 large carrots
1 cup dandelion roots
2 TBS ginger root
1/2 large onion
1/2 tsp marjoram
2-3 TBS butter or coconut oil
1/2 tsp garam masala/ curry powder

Dice carrots, onion, dandelions and ginger. Melt the oil. Cook the onions first, when soft ad the ginger, marjoram and garam masala. Immediately add the carrots and dandy roots. Add water if needed to keep from burning. Saute until tender.

Dandelion greens are great in salad and cooked. I quite enjoyed them in quiche and an omelet.

Finally here is a link for a good dandelion flower burger! Yum! http://fat-of-the-land.blogspot.com/2008/04/dandy-burger.html

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