Random Food of the Day

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Saving the desert one meal at a time…

The green portions of this serving are Sahara Mustard greens, an invasive species which has been rapidly expanding across the desert southwest.  It is generally considered to be a noxious weed, but while it certainly is crowding out native plants and generating other problems  it does have one redeeming quality – it’s edible.

While the leaves can be eaten raw in salads, lending a peppery brightness reminiscent of arugula, or slow simmered with ham in the southern style, my preference is a quick stir-fry with garlic and sesame oil.

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Sahara Mustard flowers

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Stripped leaves during one of several washings

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Stir-fried and ready

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