Wild morning to you, pretties! Red, purple-ish and festive is this month’s plant that I wish to present to you. Known as red forest gold in Sweden, cranberries are all that nature has to offer in terms of healing and miracles. With enormous amounts of positive cranberry health benefits, you will want to include these small berries in your pantry. Have I mentioned cranberry skin and hair benefits?
Iskiate or chia fresca is a citrus (lime or lemon) chia drink of the Tarahumara people in Northern Mexico. The word “chia” is a Mayan word for strength; the plant grows in South America and using chia seeds as a drink ingredient is popular in the Central America as well. Lately, I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic for Hispanic parts of the world, that’s why a spoon of chia (un)intentionally ended up in my drink, as I’ve seen them do it in Bolivia. So here it is, my version of chia fresca for these hot summer days when we’re just too desperate for a refreshment.
Season of stinging nettles has been here for a while. Use them to make delicious and healthy snacks, meals and drinks any way you’d like! This time I made stinging nettle spring soup with a wild garlic pesto and potatoes. Fresh, delicious, easy and healthy! Read More
Wild morning to you. Green is good and stinging nettles are delicious! What’s your experience with one of the best natural and organic ingredients spring has to offer? Stinging nettle is loaded with vitamins and minerals; it is a perfect detox drink or a kitchen ingredient. Difficult to forage, but definitely worth it in the end!
Wild morning to you! Infused water season is here! Make a pitcher of an infused water at home with only a few ingredients. This way you can trick yourself into drinking more water, stay hydrated with only healthy combos! Choose from a mixtrure of herbs, spices and fruits. If you prefer, you can also make a lemonade and add extras to it, as I did the other day with Rosemary and Cucumber Infused Lemonade. A bit soury, but it does the trick.
Wild morning to you! Mint is a great addition to any drink really, but I love mine especially (apart from mojito, obviously) in this refreshing strawberry smoothie. Yay for mint! Make this quick and simple smoothie, add a bit of oatmeal to it and the breakfast is ready!
Wild morning to you! Nothing says I love you like a creamy mango smoothie with a twist of mint and other added fruit. Overreacting a bit? I am, I’ll admit, but the thing is that ever since I’ve moved, I miss mangoes like crazy. Every time I find one, I make it into a smoothie right away; Spain used to throw them in my face, creamy, sweet and tasty. Now all of these are few and far between.
Wild morning to you! Mulberries were once considered as a food of the poor. In Asia, they’ve been growing them for a cultivation of silkworms and my mom adds them to her smoothies regularly. The last information is completely irrelevant, but I’m just trying to share my excitement with you since the mulberries fall into a category of a newly discovered food I knew existed but I regularly ignored its presence.
Wild morning to you all. Mexican tortillas are a great way to improvise, in case you have nothing specific in your pantry yet at the same time a lot of different things. In my case I decided to use wild asparagus, to mix with the classical Mexican recipe and use all the leftover veggies for a salad. I love tortillas, there is only one reason why I don’t make them often enough: because I tend to make my own tortillas and that sometimes is just too demanding. I only make this recipe when I’m really in the mood. I happened to be the other day, so voila:
Good morning to you. Chia pudding is a great substitute for all the sweet cravings you might get late in the afternoon. And believe me, I am the kind of person who gets sweet cravings all the time! As long as it’s chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, I can eat it with anything and everything at any occasion. Tons of fresh fruit is around the corner, as is summer, however, so honestly, I can’t afford to eat all the sweet treats this world has to offer in immense quantities. That’s why I’ve decided to join the sweet with the healthy and to finally give this mysterious chia pudding a try.