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Weeds: Eat, Pray and Love Them

Love Weeds:

Love is a strong word. In my case I am mostly referring to appreciation of these hardy souls.

You have to admire the energy and drive and intelligence of these plants.

Have you noticed how dandelions can read your mind? They know if you are going to mow your lawn or not! If you are going to mow they will grow very short but if you don’t mow that area they will stand tall.

Dandelion flowers also look so beautiful, especially when you are young, or when they are in someone else’s property. I guess I have to admit I also love the taste of many different weeds as well.

Perhaps if we could learn to appreciate weeds more and adjust to their potential we could thrive as well.

Maybe if we could be more adjustable in general and not try to control our environments so much we could live better lives?

Which so called weeds do you love to have in your life?

Article written by Randy Fritz for Real Food for Life

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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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1:21PM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

One can easily identify weeds that they pick to eat by doing a search of weeds specific to their area on the internet and click on images and check that way if worried about what one picks.

Such a variety to choose from and so many are very tasty. At the moment only a few weeds find their way into my balcony container garden so I go out to rural areas and seek out the wild ones where no one is spraying toxins.

1:09AM PST on Jan 28, 2012

Thank you

7:10PM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

Hear! Hear! Couldn't agree more!

3:20AM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

I do eat some weeds; dandelions, miners lettuce, wild onions and pursane. The weeds I don't like are those with stickers like goat heads......

12:02PM PDT on Jul 30, 2011

We eat dandelion, purslane and stinging nettles from our garden. The nettles especially are amazing. I can't touch them but once dried or cooked they are manageable. Everyone should include them in their diet!

4:03AM PDT on Jul 30, 2011

thanks for sharing.

12:55PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

I actually would be happy to have many common weeds in my garden: dandelion, daisy, nettle ... to name a few. I'm just waiting for a garden to let them grow. :)

Here in Germany people seem to encourage the 'weeds' which so many other nations curse and spray to oblivion.

I would also use my energy for other things rather than the praying, worrying, stressing and stuff about having the 'right' weeds, if any, in my garden. Life is too short to get wound up about such trivial matters. Be happy for what you have here and now. Let nature be - she is infinitely wiser than we are, or at least that is the impression she gives me.

11:34AM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

I am now surrounded by neighbors that "kill" the good stuff in their yards by spraying weed killer. When someone has to wear boots, rubber gloves and goggles to spray..you know its not good. If its windy I tell them not to be spraying as I have COPD and can't breathe...and I don't want my dandelions, clover, pursalane and other goodies killed off. But they don't have to know that I want to keep my "weeds".

9:01AM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

Wow! Amazing how much everyone has to say about weeds. We all have weed stories.
Yes let's get out there and pick our weeds to eat for dinner.

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I love all greens, I just need to eat them more often than I do.

I don't have a garden, but thank you.

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