This book shows nature lovers how to find and prepare 113 edible and medicinal early-season wild plant species, for better health and nutrition, and for a stronger personal connection to the earth. These plants are special because they're the first ones to reappear as winter fades and spring takes over. 77 detailed illustrations and 161 photos (the black-and-white edition has 48 drawings and no photos,) all labeled to emphasize each species' key characteristics and show how the plants change with the seasons, help you learn what to look for and how to recognize your dinner.
Complete information on how to use each plant is accompanied by 40 mouthwatering vegan recipes that bring out the best of the wild "weeds." Learn to make delicious, healthful dishes out of common garden "weeds" such as dandelion, chickweed, sheep sorrel, and curly dock.
Information on medicinal uses from folklore and modern science, plus nutritional information and the author's anecdotes, adds further dimensions to your understanding of the underappreciated species with which we share our planet.