How’s it going my foodie friends?
We’ve had a crazy week on the road, traveling from Florida through Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky just to land in the Ozarks! What a whirlwind! Computer connectivity has been quite spotty so I have lots to share!
My daughter @mountainjewel has an amazing homestead with an incredible garden filled with so many delicious fruits and veggies. It’s been wonderful having sautéed veggies and salads every day! Today I was introduced to a new “veggie” which perhaps some of you love, and many of you don’t know as a veggie!
In fact most of you would know this as an invasive “weed”
Now that I’ve peaked your interest and you’re sitting on the edge of your seat I’ll show you a picture and see if you know what it is!
Know what it is? No…not the yellow flowers
Now before you stop reading, just listen to this!
Purslane is really nutritious and if you like Watercress you will love this stuff! They’re packed with so many vitamins and nutrients too!
- Vitamins A, C, and E
- Iron, Calcium and potassium!
- And the best yet! It is the number one source of Omega-3 fatty acids among green leafy vegetables!!
Even more than spinach! Wow! You know the Omega Alpha-linolenic acid which is found fish like
I know, you’re thinking, why didn’t I know this right? This purslane is great in a salad or on your favorite sandwich. When I realized this I knew what I would try…
- Fresh Purslane (washed and destemmed)
- Fresh Garlic
- Lemon Juice
- Olive Oil
- Salt/Pepper (to taste)
- Cayenne Pepper
So I grabbed the purslane…
and removed the stems, feathers flying!
I had walnuts…
on hand and you remember those sweet Tomato Chips I made the other day?
Luckily I had all of my Pesto…
ingredients with me; Olive Oil, Garlic, Salt and Pepper, Lemon Juice, Tomato Chips ,walnuts and of course Cayenne! Into the blender they went and…
Gluten free Linguine…
ready to go, tossed everything together (tasted it once or maybe twice)!
Topped with a few grilled chicken tenders we had on hand and the family was very happy!
This is very tasty my friends! I’ll tell you, Mr. Bird spends a lot of time trying to eradicate this pesky plant! He loved it! He couldn’t believe what we were eating, but happy to know the nutritional benefits! Try it on a salad, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Thanks for stopping by!
And as always, blessings to you all!