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Celebrating Dandelion’s Health Benefits


Dandelion Recipes:

Dandelion Root Pancakes: No milk or eggs, but lots of health and good taste. 

Dandelion Root Coffee: The fist time I tried this recipe this year was a Dandelion Disaster, but all is good now!

Dandelion Flower Syrup: You can taste the unique sweetness from the yellow petals. (Read more about the health benefits of the flowers here.)

Dandelion Flower Cordial: The word cordial sounds tasty, and it’s very appropriate in this case!

Dandelion Tea: Made with the leaves — this is perhaps the easiest and fastest way to use a dandelion.

Dandelion Smoothie: After almost passing out from a dandelion smoothie, Randy gives some practical tips to keep your  dandelion smoothie palatable.


More Dandelion Related Articles:
Weeds: Eat, Pray and Love Them
Eating Dandelions
Real Food from My Garden

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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2:48PM PDT on Aug 18, 2012

i made the syrup once and it was phenomenal but a lot of work. I also cooked the leaves once and ate and prepared them like one would greens. I found them to be very bitter, but I liked them over all. Great info and cool ideas.. thank you!

8:23AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Dandelions are a delight, love their vibrant yellow flowers, their jagged leaves and their marvellous taste!

2:18PM PDT on Jul 4, 2012

l responded to a co-worker once with "Do not use the words dandelion and undesirable weed in the same sentence." We now have an understanding of each others' belief, actually he came in to work one day smiling and said the side lawn was in full bloom and did I see it? Has become a fun kidding around situation now. Long live the dandelion! ( In my lawn)

10:25AM PDT on Jun 29, 2012

I am always thankful for Dandelions......

5:18AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

I make a tea out of it,for my stomach aches..really helps.

9:15AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

Great article :-)
Be careful with the sap when picking Dandelions, as it stains fabric. Got some on a favourite tee-shirt, it left a brown stain that took years to wash out (there may be something that neutralises it, like lemon juice on red wine spills).

2:17AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

What a wonderfully informative article.

12:33AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

The dandelion season is so short where I live, so each day, I make sure I enjoy steaming the leaves to add to other veggies.
I love the idea of dandelion wine made from the flowers, but haven't attempted that yet

12:32AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

I actually bought some dandelion leaves at the store today. I had them in my salad. Love them. This was a very interesting post, so much good information. Thank you!

12:17AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

great info.

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Thanks for the information and the photo links.

Certainly, a most adorable and delightfully modest dogs, so pawfectly aware.

Supermarkets like nice looking vegetables but they all taste the same.

Thanks for the tips...

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