Spring Cooking: Dandelion Two Ways

Have you stopped to think about what goes into a meal? Of course, there’s the love and time it takes to prepare a meal. But the food itself contains energy. The messages of where it was grown, how it was grown, and what it has received from the earth come through with every forkful.

Dandelion is a natural antibiotic that works to detox the body and support healthy Liver, Stomach, and Heart function. Dandelion has many benefits on a chemical and physical level. However, even higher than that, on an energetic level, it carries a powerful message. Many people consider dandelion a weed and try to destroy it. But this plant keeps coming back. Dandelion contains information that makes it strong and powerful.

Always look to Nature for clues and support. These little greens are unstoppable in the garden and will do the same work within your body!


Dandelion Sauté


2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, chopped

Pinch of salt

1-2 bunches fresh dandelions, chopped

1/2 teaspoon mushroom powder



Heat a wok or deep frying pan. Warm the oil for about one minute. Then add the garlic and a pinch of salt. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Add the fresh dandelion to the wok and toss until completely wilted.

Season with mushroom powder.

Choose Your Own Adventure:

1. Want to turn your sautéed greens into a soup? Stop here and continue on to the recipe below.

2. Want to add some freshness or heat to your sautéed greens? Taste your greens. What flavor are you craving? To support the Liver, add some sour! Season with a squeeze of fresh lemon and chopped scallions. Want some added heat? Add 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.

Turn Your Greens Into Dandelion Soup!


2 peeled russet potatoes

Sauteed dandelion greens

Salt, to taste

Freshly ground pepper, to taste



Boil the potatoes in 3 cups of salted water.
When fork-tender, add the potatoes, dandelion greens, and two ladles of cooking water into a blender. Pulse until smooth. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.
This soup freezes nicely. Make extra and freeze for another meal!


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