I started the week off by making Dandelion Fritters! Yep, with the weeds from our yard. Dandelions are the most amazing plant ever and just to think people spray killer on them in their yards. Don’t use yours if you’ve sprayed them!! The flowers, the greens and the roots are all medicinal. The flowers taste a lot like zucchini blossoms, if you’ve ever had those. They’re addicting with your favorite dressing or with honey!
Dandelions are SO good for you; for liver disorders, diabetes, acne, cancer, anemia, for your bone health, helps in weight loss and the list goes on. . . Read the benefits here! The juice inside the steam of the flower is used for warts, age spots on skin and other skin aliments. 1 cup of dandelion provides vitamin A (186% RDA) and vitamin C (21% RDA)! One cup of chopped dandelion greens are good sources of vitamins B1, B2, B6, vitamin E and especially abundant in vitamin K (357% RDA)!
A bunch of cleaned dandelion flowers—only use clean and organic, meaning no pesticides.
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup of cornstarch-organic if possible
¼ cup of flour-(I use GF flour)
½ cup of water
Oil for sauteing
Salt and pepper to taste.
Mix egg, cornstarch, flour, water and salt together. Let sit for 10 min-gets thicker. Then dip dandelion flower’s into the batter. Drop on to hot greased skillet. Cook on medium high for 3-4 minutes and flip. Flatten down with spatula and cook for another 3-4 minutes until slightly browned and becomes soft inside.
Dandelion Greens w/ Walnuts and Blue Cheese- (The greens are on the bitter side. Go easy when you first start eating and build up your amount- they are a powerhouse)
Bunch of washed Dandelion greens- in the spring time they are the best, tender— I use all summer
2-3 garlic cloves minced
¼ cup of olive oil or grape seed oil, plus 2 tablespoons
Balsamic vinegar spray
4 ounce crumbled blue cheese—I used my homemade goat feta
In skillet, saute garlic in a tablespoon of oil. Add dandelion greens and additional 2 tablespoons of oil, cook until they wilt- just a minute or so. Transfer to serving dish. Spray balsamic vinegar over the greens, sprinkle with chopped nuts, blue cheese, chopped dates and salt if you want.
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2