Foraging Wild And Healing Foods: 30 Plants and Fungi For Wildcrafting and Wellness!

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517Thag-5dL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_ It’s been a while since I’ve posted – and mostly because I’ve been deep, deep, deep in the world of freelance writing about all sorts of health, wellness, and healing topics related to food, herbalism, and so much more!

Which is why I’m excited to share with you one of my recent efforts, Foraging Wild and Healing Foods!  It was a delight and wonder to work with author Rodger Kinnard in collaborating and putting together some of the information that went into this compact and amazing guide, who then went on to furnish, write, and publish the final format.  You can find it published for paperback and E-book on Amazon – click here if you’re interested in having one all your own.

I didn’t design the cover, but can I just interject for a moment first that it is absolutely gorgeous!??

This book is amazing, as it brings us all one step closer to remembering that our food is our medicine and we can access it all ourselves at any time, all while feeling empowered.  Each plant entry not only describes how to identify it, where to find it and poisonous look-alikes- but also its traditional and researched healing effects, along with nutritional benefits.

Oh yes- and also, some nice tips on how to prepare the wild-foraged food (frying, marinading, boiling, blanching, etc.) so you can fully immerse your wildcrafting experience right there in your kitchen!

Herbalism, wildcrafting, and even the culinary arts are not so far apart from accessing personal healing, after all.  Food, along with herbs, are the keys to wellness and preventing illness…and this book helps us remember that.  A big thanks to Rodger Kinnard for my involvement- an amazing author who will have forthcoming, magnificent books in the future, I’m sure!

No, hopefully not all my blog posts from now on will be nothing but advertisements about my professional accomplishments and a severe lack of fun stuff.  But at the very least, I’m hoping that pushing this post out here for both Mr. Kinnard and myself will help me get back into the habit of churning out more.  In fact, I have one article soon to come, all about herbal Simple Syrups (I like to call them “Simpler’s Syrups”!) including recipes and stunning photos.

Stay tuned for more articles about herbal preparations, health benefits, discussions, recipes, and updates on what’s going on in my herbal world in Iowa.

Adrian White, Herbalist and Writer

Adrian White is a health, food, herbalism, agriculture, and sustainability freelance writer. She regularly contributes to Rodale’s Organic Life and Healthline, with bylines in The Guardian and Civil Eats. She is owner of Deer Nation Herbs and Jupiter Ridge organic farm. Hire her as a freelance writer for your projects, or even book an herbal educational health consultation with her if desired.

2 thoughts on “Foraging Wild And Healing Foods: 30 Plants and Fungi For Wildcrafting and Wellness!

  1. Congratulations on your beautiful publication. I look forward to hearing more about it to see if I will buy it, but am certainly interested. Much depends on the plants dealt with, and if they grow in our area, i.e. E. Ontario.

    1. Thank you, Hilda! The author Rodger Kinnard intended for this to be a guide that applied to many regions, and cover the most widespread, well known/basic wild-edibles and forage foods out there- there’s even a section on each plant entry on what continents you can find the plant in. I’m not sure what’s around E. Ontario, but I trust Mr. Kinnard’s personal selection he wanted in this book 🙂

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