Category Archives: Vegertarian

How to Identify Stinging Nettles | Home Grown | Edible Weeds

I thought I’ll do a part 2 of the Edible Weed series.

Check out part 1 which is Sow Thistle

Currently we have sow thistles and stinging nettles in abundance.

Hence I thought I’ll share with you how we harvest and prepare it.

What does it taste like? Spinach without the need to care for it;)

Base on Base on healing weeds blog stinging nettles are rich in iron, silicon, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A and C. Dried nettles may contain up to 40% protein.

Stinging nettles are known for medicinal their qualities such as

NOTE: PLEASE use gloves when handling stinging nettles as they will sting you! If you scroll down you’ll see the silicon stingers.

Stinging Nettles in our backyard
Stinging Nettles in our backyard

Scroll down  or “Continue reading ” to see more photos on how to identify the stinging nettles and nutrition information.

Enjoy,
Grace-yi

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What Is A Sow Thistle | Home Grown | Edible Weeds

Due to popular request, here are photos and information about our home-grown sow thistle.

sow thistle 01
Sow thistle colony =p

I am not an expert,  I like to share what I have learnt and experimented on ourselves=p

Please scroll down or click “continue reading” for more photos and information about sow thistle.

I thought best to show you different views and close-ups of the weed so that it’ll help you identify it yourself:)

Enjoy,
Grace-yi

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50 Seconds Dark Gooey Microwave Brownie | Cooking And Baking Adventures | Microwave Recipes

Feeling like a quick and easy hot snack?

This is a tried and tested recipe.. well more like our go to recipe =p

Fresh out of the microwave! Hot and gooey delicious brownie :D
Fresh out of the microwave! Hot and gooey delicious brownie

We don’t have a very sweet tooth, so we modified the original recipe and made it less sweet.

Please scroll down or click “continue reading” for how to make your very own brownie in less than 1 minute!

Enjoy,
Grace-yi

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Pan Fried Snapper On A Bed of Home Grown Sow Thistle with crispy Home Made Potato Chips | Cooking Adventures | Vegertarian

Pan Fried Snapper On A Bed of Home Grown Sow Thistle with Home Made Potato Chips

Tonights Dinner pan fried snapper on bed of homegrown sow thistle and home made potato chips in the microwave!
Tonight’s dinner pan-fried snapper on bed of homegrown sow thistle and home-made potato chips in the microwave!

The snapper was just rubbed with salt and pepper and olive oil and pan-fried on each side for a few minutes. Easiest way to tell if the fish is cooked is to watch the meat turn opaque white.

Usually I put the fish in skin side down to let it brown a little about 3 – 4 mins then flip it on the other side for 2 mins.

The sow thistle was harvested from our back yard, I just stripped the leaves off the plant and gave it a wash ensuring there was no dirt left then I pan-fried with garlic salt and pepper. It has the texture of spinach and the taste of kale.

The potato chips was a fun experiment! It was made in the microwave!! So fast and so good!!^^

Check out how I made my own Homemade Crispy Microwaved Potato Chips