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Endangered Edibles: a Gift from Indigenous Peoples and the Amazon Rainforest

In a previous post, I wrote about my experiences traveling into the Amazon rainforest. A year before my trip to South America, I traveled to Mexico! I had enrolled inContinue reading “Endangered Edibles: a Gift from Indigenous Peoples and the Amazon Rainforest”

Endangered Edibles: How Wild Foods Contribute to Overall Health Parameters

I’ve been thinking about how wild foods contribute to one’s health. Further questions have arisen over the years, as i’ve contemplated this tremendously important topic. Examples of these internal questionsContinue reading “Endangered Edibles: How Wild Foods Contribute to Overall Health Parameters”

Medicinal Plants of New York: Why white pine is now your favorite supplement!

Eastern white pine or Pinus strobus is one of my go-to plants whenever i’m feeling a bit under the weather. Many people have forgotten that P. strobus is home toContinue reading “Medicinal Plants of New York: Why white pine is now your favorite supplement!”

Edible Plants of New York: Why does stinging nettle cost so much money?

Stinging-nettle is one of the funniest plants alive. It’s hairs are a deterrent to many creatures (including humans). However, when you get to know and respect this nutritious plant, you’llContinue reading “Edible Plants of New York: Why does stinging nettle cost so much money?”

Edible Plants of New York: Why violets are more nutritious than spinach 

Wild plants are some of the most exciting foods to eat. They are free, nutrient-dense, and fun to gather. In particular during the late spring, leafy greens and flowers areContinue reading “Edible Plants of New York: Why violets are more nutritious than spinach “

Edible Plants of New York: Why I think garlic-mustard is one of the best underestimated superfoods

Garlic-mustard is one of my favorite plants. A great resource to learn more about local plants in northeast North America, is GoBotany! Here is some ways that the organization describesContinue reading “Edible Plants of New York: Why I think garlic-mustard is one of the best underestimated superfoods”

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