Oriental Wild Salad w/ Edible Flowers, Noodles & Oriental Dressing

Grace's Wild Oriental Salad!

Egg Noodles
1 lb thin egg noodles or linguine
Cook noodles in boiled salted water until just tender; drain; toss with Oriental dressing to prevent sticking just before serving toss noodles with bean sprouts and wild greens.  Sprinkle with lambsquarter seeds, sesame seeds and plantain seeds.  Serve sesame sticks on the side.

Wild Green Portion of this Wild Salad!  
(Collect 10-15 of each of the italicized and bolded wild foods, garble, wash, dry and cut to bite sized pieces.  Add baby lettuces and arugula to get the right amount of greens)
*Dandelion leaves chopped small since they are SOOO bitter
*Violet leaves
Lambsquarter leaves
Chickweed
*Nasturtium leaves
Red Clover leaves
Raspberry leaves
Marshmallow leaves
*Wood Sorrel  (small amount)
*Oxalis (small amount)
Amaranth leaves
Baby Lettuce and Arugula

Edible flowers
Pansies, *Evening Primrose flowers, Red Clover flowers, *Rose, Chamomile, *Nasturtium flowers, Bee Balm
(Remove petals onto a plate so there is a pile of each flower ready to decorate the top of the salad right before serving)

Additional Ingredients
Add these ingredients at the last minute before serving
1 -2  cups bean sprouts, 1/4 c Lambsquarter seeds, 1/2 c sesame seeds, 1 stalk of Plantain seeds

Optional Toppings
Put sesame sticks in a small blue bowl to add individually as desired

Oriental Dressing  
(make this in the Magic Bullet blender)
2 T peanut butter
2 T water
2 T Tamari soy sauce
2 T herbal vinegar of choice
2 T peanut oil
1 T sesame oil
2 T minced green onion tops
1/2 t minced garlic
1/2 t peeled and minced fresh ginger root
1 T sea salt

Nutrition Facts
Leaves
Amaranth: High in vegetable Protein 2.9g, Calcium 448 mg B Carotine 4300ug, Carbs 4.5g,  Vitamin C 53mg  Potassium 617 mg. Most nutritious of ALL plants
Lambs Quarters: High in Beta Carotene 3800ug, Calcium 324mg, Potassium 684mg, and Iron 1.5 mg (more than spinach!). It is also high in b-complex vitamins and vitamin C 40 mg. Be sure to eat only tender Lambs Quarter leaves from plants that have been ‘farmed’ all Summer or from early Spring plants.  Lambs Quarter is high in oxalic acid and is hard on the kidneys if ingested once the plant has flowered and set seed)
Marshmallow leaves: Potassium (410mg), Protein (3.6 g), Beta Carotene (3315ug)  Iron (3.7 mg)
Raspberry leaves: Calcium (204 mg), Potassium (3,226 mg), Niacin (6,500ug), Iron 17 mg
Dandelion: high in Protein 2.7g, Calcium 187mg, Iron 3 mg, Carbos 9.2g, Vit C 68 mg,  and vitamin A
Chickweed: high in Calcium 160mg, minerals, Potassium 243 mg, and Magnesium  (it’s cooling qualities make a great poultice for sunburns or insect bites, Vit C 350 mg, Protein 1.2 g
Violet leaves: high in Vit A and C
Wood Sorrel: high in Vit C 119mg, Beta Carotene 7740ug, Niacin 465 ug, Protein 2.1 g, Calcium 66 mg, also high in oxalic acid (too much of oxalic acid can inhibit calcium absorption)
Red Clover: Carbs (6.3 grams), Calcium (142 mg), Beta Carotene (1166 ug), Niacin (1000 ug)

Flowers
Nasturtium: peppery taste, high in Vitamin C
Red clover: weapon against cancer, blood purifier, blood thinner, contains salicylic acid
Niacin 2200ug, Potassium 354 mg, Carbos 13.5, Protein 2 grams, Vit C 52 mg Calcium 232 mg
Chamomile Flowers: Carbos 14.7g, Protein 2.2 g, Fier 1.4 g, Niacin 2801 ug
Rose Petals: Calcium 47 mg
Evening Primrose Flowers:

Seeds
Plantain Seeds: Niacin 3800 ug Potassium 339 mg, Fiber 13.7 g, Carbos 59.7 g, Protein 17 g
Fat 7.6 g
Lambs Quarter Seeds: Potassium 1687 mg, Calcium 1036 mg, Protein 19.6g