Eat Mesquite and More: A Cookbook for Sonoran Desert Foods and Living

Rainsource Press #ad - It contains stories of significant individuals, and innovation in the planting, and use of wild, harvesting, organizations, products, and businesses that have contributed knowledge, native desert foods. Many of the food plants included in this cookbook―or close relatives of them―can be found or grown in the other deserts and drylands of North America and South America.

Eat mesquite and more celebrates native food forests of the sonoran desert and beyond with over 170 recipes featuring wild, indigenous foods, hackberry,  cholla, barrel cactus, including mesquite, prickly pear, palo verde,  desert chia, chiltepin, acorn, desert ironwood, saguaro, desert herbs and flowers, wolfberry, and wild greens.

Eat Mesquite and More: A Cookbook for Sonoran Desert Foods and Living #ad - More than a cookbook,  this guide also encourages a renaissance of “wild agriculture, ” one that foregrounds the ethical harvesting and selection of wild foods and the re-planting of native food sources in urban and residential areas without imported water or fertilizers. Universally, its concepts and approach can help communities everywhere collaborate with their ecosystem, while enhancing the health of all.

Additional essays reveal the poetry of the foraging life, how to plant the rain, and medicinal uses and ethnobotanical histories of desert plants. As such, this book becomes a template for harvesting and cooking throughout the Americas. The recipes―contributed by desert dwellers, chefs, harvesters, and innovators―capture a spirit of adventure and reverence inviting both newcomers and seasoned experts to try new foods and experiment with new flavors.


Sonoran Desert Food Plants: Edible Uses for the Desert's Wild Bounty

Lincoln Town Press #ad - 120 color photos, preparation and toxicity issues, 58 Arizona location maps, common and scientific names, and concise medicinal and related ethnobotanical uses serve as accents making Sonoran Desert Food Plants a useful resource for any Arizona resident. The following plants are covered 49 indigenous to the sonoran desert/uplands and 9 non-native yet abundant: agave, catclaw, hedgehog cactus, asian mustard, tumbleweed, jojoba, mesquite, wolfberry, wild oats, lemonade berry, ground cherry, pellitory, biscuitroot, Graythorn, Bowlesia, Yellowshow, Desert Hollygrape, Papalo, Mariposa lily, Texas Mulberry, Elder, Chia, Barrel Cactus, Horse Purslane, Wild Lettuce, Amaranth, Monkey Flower, Jewels of Opar, London Rocket, Pincushion Cactus, Ironwood, Arizona Jewel Flower, Feather Tree, Watercress, Cholla, Paloverde, Cattail, Desert Lily, Devil's Claw, Sow Thistle, Yucca Fruit, Wild Rhubarb, Purslane, Flameflower, Saguaro, Canyon Walnut, Miner's Lettuce, Mallow, Wild Sunflower, Wild Gourd, Lambsquarters, Bluedicks, Poreleaf, Thistle, Desert Hackberry, Beargrass, Prickly Pear, and Yucca Stalk.

Readers will also find the author's approach to the material refreshingly objective and clutter-free: no philosophical ramblings and epicurean cookbook recipes, just stripped-down, sensical information on how to best utilize the most common wild desert food plants of the Sonoran region. Printed and bound in the USA.

Sonoran Desert Food Plants: Edible Uses for the Desert's Wild Bounty #ad - See wild edible plants of Arizona for the utilization of higher elevation species. Essentially: find it, gather it, and eat it. Second edition improvements include: additional profiles, larger photos, Arizona-only county-by-county location maps, and a season collection indicator for each plant.


Southwest Foraging: 117 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Barrel Cactus to Wild Oregano Regional Foraging Series

Timber Press #ad - Thorough, oklahoma, comprehensive, new Mexico, this is a must-have for foragers in Arizona, Texas, and safe, southern Utah, and southern Nevada. Timber Press OR. The plant profiles in southwest Foraging include clear, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, color photographs, and suggestions for eating and preserving.

. No one has advanced wild foraging in the desert Southwest as much as John Slattery. Gary paul nabahn, university of arizona the southwest offers a veritable feast for foragers, director of the Center for Regional Food Studies, and with John Slattery as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants.

Southwest Foraging: 117 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Barrel Cactus to Wild Oregano Regional Foraging Series #ad - A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season.


Wild Edible Plants of Arizona

Lincoln Town Press #ad - Serving up 58 calorically/nutritionally important wild edibles for the prepper, or curious hiker/camper, plant utilitarian, Wild Edible Plants of Arizona has the distinction of being the only state-specific guide of its kind in print. Field-portable and information-salient, readers will find the material's utility on-point and handy.

Helpful additions include sustenance ratings low, medium, 58 Arizona-only county-location maps, over 160 color photos, or high, collection timing and desired plant-part indicators, and a 450-listing general index. Plant list: american rocket, new mexico raspberry, emory oak, salsify, apache red grass, manzanita, fairybells, dayflower, raspberry, arizona dewberry, madrone, false virginia creeper, sheep's sorrel, nettle, tumbling orache, gooseberry, redbud, spiderwort, Spectacle Fruit, Ox-Eye Daisy, Chinese Hat, Mexican Panicgrass, Beeplant, Mullein, Currant, Hollygrape, Springparsley, Tepary Bean, Bracken Fern, Fendler's Sedge, Elder, Black Cherry, Pinyon Ricegrass, Salt Bush, Serviceberry, Creeping Hollygrape, Spotted Bean, Jones' Beeplant, Wild Rose, Smartweed, Indian Ricegrass, Wild Potato, Greenthread, Blackberry, Biscuitroot, Wild Onion, Evening Primrose, Sorrel, Plantain, Pinyon Pine, Mountain Parsley, Utah Honeysuckle, Anoda, Hog Potato, Wild Strawberry, Wild Grape, Thimbleberry, Yampa.

Wild Edible Plants of Arizona #ad - Printed and Bound in the USA. For wild edible species found throughout lower elevation Arizona see Sonoran Desert Food Plants. Timber Press OR. A discussion of each plant's edible use and preparation is the booklet's primary aim, though space is also given to range and habitat, cautions, medicinal uses, and noteworthy special considerations.


Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest

Lincoln Town Press #ad - Timber Press OR. 112 color photos further assist the reader in plant identification. Medicinal plants of the american Southwest was first published in 2006 as Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest. A comprehensive preparation segment includes instruction on the making and use of teas, salves, ointments, syrups, oils, fomentations, tinctures, washes, and other modes of application.

One of the best guides available on medicinal plants in the American Southwest. Choice reviewscovering more than 160 southwestern plant medicines, geographic range, preparation, dosage, Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest describes each plant's medicinal use, within 102 profiles, botanical characteristics, therapeutic indication, chemical composition, and cautions.

Medicinal Plants of the American Southwest Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest #ad - Updated with new findings every 2-3 years, it continues to inform and inspire all who find interest in the therapeutic application of southwestern plants. Readers interested in higher-elevation mountain-oriented southwestern/western plant medicines will be better served by Medicinal Plants of the Western Mountain States 2017.

Printed and bound in the USA. Readers will also find the therapeutic index, bibliography, glossary, and general index valuable additions. Used book in Good Condition.


Cooking the Wild Southwest: Delicious Recipes for Desert Plants

University of Arizona Press #ad - Whether you’re looking for more ways to prepare local foods, or just want to expand your palette to take in some out-of-the-ordinary flavors, ideas for sustainable harvesting, Cooking the Wild Southwest is sure to delight. Over the last few decades, interest in eating locally has grown quickly. From just-picked apples in washington to fresh peaches in Georgia, local food movements and farmer’s markets have proliferated all over the country.

Included here are sections featuring each of twenty-three different desert plants. Ranging from every-day to gourmet, from simple to complex, these recipes offer something for cooks of all skill levels. Some of the recipes also include stories about their origin and readers are encouraged to tinker with the ingredients and enjoy desert foods as part of their regular diet.

Cooking the Wild Southwest: Delicious Recipes for Desert Plants #ad - Featuring paul mirocha’s finely drawn illustrations of the various southwestern plants discussed, this volume will serve as an indispensible guide from harvest to table. Used book in Good Condition. Desert dwellers in the Southwest are taking a new look at prickly pear, mesquite, and other native plants.

Many people’s idea of cooking with southwestern plants begins and ends with prickly pear jelly. The chapters include basic information, harvesting techniques, and general characteristics. Used book in Good Condition.


Wild Edible Plants of New Mexico

Lincoln Town Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Additional sections include range and habitat, medicinal uses if applicable, special notes, cautions, and a 450-listing general index. Readers will find the booklet's cliff-notes type of orientation on-target and ramble-free with a discussion of each plant's 64 edible use and preparation the publication's primary goal.

Profiling the state's most important wild botanical foods, plant utilitarian, Wild Edible Plants of New Mexico is a good fit for the camper/hiker, or prepper in need of a concise guide to the subject. Each profile is accented by 2-3 color photos over 180 in total, a New Mexico only county-by-county location image, seasonal and plant-part indicators, and a sustenance rating.

Wild Edible Plants of New Mexico #ad - Plant list: agave, mountain parsley, chokecherry, desert olive, cattail, indian rice grass, wolfberry, greenthread, monkey flower, prickly pear, gooseberry, serviceberry, tumble mustard, devil's claw, beargrass, tuber starwort, panicgrass, mullein, sorrel, Dayflower, Thimbleberry, Spotted Bean, Marsh Marigold, Manzanita, Wild Grape, Wild Sunflower, Amaranth, Buffalo Gourd, Nettle, Purslane, Jewel Flower, Salsify, Beeplant, Currant, Creeping Hollygrape, Oak, Flameflower, Mallow, Pinyon Pine, Chickweed, Bilberry, Wild Strawberry, Cholla, Hog Potato, Raspberry, Hollygrape, Spiderwort, Wild Rhubarb, Tule, Wild Onion, Mesquite, Yucca Fruit, Bracken Fern, Watercress, Lambsquarters, Thistle, Ground Cherry, Springparsley, Sheep's Sorrel, Lemonade Berry, Yellowdock, Wild Rose, Heartleaf Bittercress, Yucca Stalk.

Printed and Bound in the USA. Used book in Good Condition. Timber Press OR.


Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape, 2nd Edition

Rainsource Press #ad - The lessons in this volume will enable you to assess your on-site resources, give you a diverse array of strategies to maximize their potential, and empower you with guiding principles to create an integrated, multi-functional water-harvesting plan specific to your site and needs. The award-winning rainwater harvesting for drylands and beyond, landscape, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, Volume 1, is the first book in a three-volume guide that teaches you how to conceptualize, 2nd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape, design, and community.

This revised and expanded second edition increases potential for on-site harvests with more integrated tools and strategies for solar design, a primer on your water/energy/carbon connections, descriptions of water/erosion flow patterns and their water-harvesting response, and updated illustrations to show you how to do it all.

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape, 2nd Edition #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will encourage you to do the same! Timber Press OR. Volume 1 helps bring your site to life, growing beauty, food, reduce your cost of living, endow you with skills of self-reliance, and create living air conditioners of vegetation, and wildlife habitat.

Ships from Vermont. Used book in Good Condition.


Wild Edible Plants of Texas: A Pocket Guide to the Identification, Collection, Preparation, and Use of 60 Wild Plants of the Lone Star State

Lincoln Town Pr #ad - West texas' chihuahuan desert, the hill country of the Edwards Plateau, the Plains of the Panhandle, and the Piney Woods and Swamplands of the state's Coastal Plain all are botanically represented. A general index is included as are a dozen photos of the state's poisonous plants. Some of the entries have a greater-than Texas range, however many are uniquely Texan and hail from a specific region.

Both common and scientific names are listed. Timber Press OR. Designed as a light-weight and field-portable reference booklet, Wild Edible Plants of Texas, highlights the Lone Star State's most important edible wild plants. Every profile is assigned a Texas-only location map and a seasonal guide on the best harvesting time.

Wild Edible Plants of Texas: A Pocket Guide to the Identification, Collection, Preparation, and Use of 60 Wild Plants of the Lone Star State #ad - Used book in Good Condition. To the point and understandable, this guide best suits the prepper or outdoor enthusiast in need of a salient introduction to the field. Used book in Good Condition. Over 100 color photos assist in identification and in many cases showcase each plant's choice edible part. Plant list: agave, purslane, black cherry, ground cherry, bastard cabbage, wild grape, graythorn, flameflower, indian strawberry, amaranth, lambsquarters, sugarberry, sorrel, lemonade berry, elder, lotus, dwarf palmetto, passionflower, yucca Fruit, Yellow Nutsedge, Kudzu, Pecan, Redbud, Mallow, Dayflower, Sow Thistle, Pokeweed, Dewberry, Persimmon, Turk's Cap, Arrowhead, Wild Sunflower, Bumelia, Wild Plum, Dock, Hackberry, Yaupon Holly, London Rocket, Cattail, Madrone, Pawpaw, Prickly Pear, Mesquite, Jewels of Opar, Algerita, Thistle, Pennywort, Wild Gourd, Nettle, Winecup, Wild Oats, Oak, Mulberry, Spring Beauty, Blackberry, Devil's Claw, Rusty Blackhaw, Walnut, Cholla, Hickory, Wild Onion, and Yucca Stalk.

Printed and bound in the USA.


Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine: Treatments for Diabetes, Cholesterol, and the Immune System

Inner Traditions #ad - A resource section details the natural food companies that supply prickly pear cactus and a chapter of recipes offers 24 traditional and modern dishes using the pads and fruit of the cactus. One of the driving forces behind its popularity is that each part of this plant functions as both food and medicine.

. Timber Press OR. Used book in Good Condition. Ships from Vermont. The first complete guide to natural healing properties and uses of the prickly pear cactus• examines the scientific research promoting the cactus as a natural diabetes and cholesterol medication as well as its use in the treatment of obesity, ethnobotanist, fruit, and layman• Includes 24 cactus recipes--from Prickly Pear Bread to Cactus CandyThe prickly pear cactus--a plant that has the distinction of being a vegetable, chemist, and viral infections• Explores the healing uses of prickly pears from the perspective of doctor, gastrointestinal disorders, and flower all in one--is destined to be the next big herbal superstar, skin ailments, cook, following in the footsteps of St.

Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine: Treatments for Diabetes, Cholesterol, and the Immune System #ad - John’s wort and Echinacea, according to author Ran Knishinsky. More recently, it has been the subject of blood cholesterol research trials sponsored by the American Heart Association. It has been a staple in the diets of the people of the southwestern portion of the United States, the Middle East, parts of Europe and Africa, and Central and South America for hundreds of years.

Traditionally, the prickly pear cactus has been used as a panacea for over 100 different ailments. Used book in Good Condition.


Food Plants of the Sonoran Desert

University of Arizona Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Accessible to general readers, this book is an invaluable compendium for anyone interested in the desert’s hidden bounty. The agave, for example, blankets, lances, and medicine, clothing, nets, cordage, fiber, fire hearths, sandals, soap, syrup, musical instruments, hedgerows, is cited for its use as food and for alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and for ceremonial purposes.

Each species entry lists recorded names and describes indigenous uses, which often include nonfood therapeutic and commodity applications. The agave entry includes information on harvesting, roasting, and consumption—and on distinguishing between edible and inedible varieties. No other source provides such a vast amount of information on traditional plant uses for this region.

Food Plants of the Sonoran Desert #ad - Drawing on thirty years of research, Wendy C. Hodgson has synthesized the widely scattered literature and added her own experiences to create an exhaustive catalog of desert plants and their many and varied uses. Food plants of the sonoran desert includes not only plants such as gourds and legumes but also unexpected food sources such as palms, and cattails, lilies, all of which provided nutrition to desert peoples.

Ships from Vermont. Used book in Good Condition. Although it is to all appearances a land bereft of useful plants, fully one-fifth of the desert's flora are edible. This volume presents information on nearly 540 edible plants used by people of more than fifty traditional cultures of the Sonoran Desert and peripheral areas.