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Spanakopita – Wild Greens and Feta Filo Parcels

Spanakopita with nettles and three cornered leek.

Spanakopita is a delicious Greek filo pastry parcel or pie stuffed with wild greens and feta cheese. These ones are formed into individual triangles with crisp crackly pastry on the outside and a chewy, salty, fresh tasting inside. The greens in this filling are mostly nettles and three cornered leeks.

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Nettle Soup – Spring Back Into Vigour With This Cleansing Vegan Tonic

Nettle Soup with Yoghurt

A delicious light velvety smooth nettle soup. It’s perfect as a spring cleanser. Don’t tell what’s in it and you can keep everyone guessing as to the mystery ingredient.

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Nettle Powder and a Green Smoothie Bowl

Nettle Smoothie Bowl

I’m super excited about my latest green powder for my smoothies. It may not be an original idea, but it was original to me. As soon as I knew I was getting a dehydrator, I was stung into action, literally. The first thing I did was to try drying nettle leaves in the hope I could turn them into a fine green nettle powder.

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Spring Tonic Nettle Smoothie – There’s Power in Them Greens

Spring Tonic Nettle Smoothie

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I am having such fun with my Froothie power blender. Mostly, I’ve only used it so far for making smoothies, but smoothies I’d never have been able to make in my old blender. I’ve already posted about my kefir raw cacao and goji berry smoothie. Today I thought I’d try a spring tonic nettle smoothie.

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Nettle Cakes with Lemon and White Chocolate

Lemon & White Chocolate Nettle Cupcakes

Nettle cakes are a great way to celebrate spring. They’re vibrantly green and you can indulge in a delicious sugary treat in the certain knowledge that some part of the cake is doing you good. It’s also quite fun to keep your friends and family guessing as to the secret ingredient.

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