SPRING PASTA SALAD with Nettles

(serves 6-10 people) 2 cups rice pasta spirals 1 cup soaked sun-dried tomatoes cut into small pieces 1/2 cup pine nuts (lightly toasted) 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved 2 handfuls of nettle leave rinsed in boiling-hot water and chopped 2 handfuls cleaned and...

MUSHROOM BARLEY AND BURDOCK SOUP

(6-8 servings – prep time is an hour) For good health – use organic ingredients! 1/2 cups whole barley 6 cups stock or water 1 large burdock root, cleaned and sliced into small pieces 1-4 tsp tamari sauce 3-4 Tb dry sherry 3 Tb butter or olive oil 2-4 cloves garlic 1...

SMOOTH SKIN TEA

2 parts: burdock root 1 part each: yellow dock root and sarsaparilla 1/2 part each: milk thistle seed and anise seed 1/4 part: licorice root Prepare as a decoction by using 1 heaping teaspoon dried herb combination (or 2 tsp if using fresh herbs) to 10oz of water....

STRONG LUNGS TEA

1 part each: nettle leaf, red raspberry leaf, and plantain leaf 1/2 part each: licorice root, rosemary, horsetail, and yarrow Use 2 tsp. of the above herb mix, pour a large cup of boiling water over and steep, covered for 15-20 minutes, or make a pot using 3 TB herb...

SUMMER RAW-FOOD CEREAL

Use a food processor or coffee grinder to chop the following nuts and seeds to a small, somewhat chunky (not powdered) size: 1 cup raw sunflower seeds 1 cup raw cashews or hazelnuts 1 cup either raw walnuts or raw pecans 1 cup raw almonds 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds 2...