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Welcome to the Wild Foods blog. The Wild Blog features recipes, specials, product spotlights, giveaways and more!

Wild Recipe: Wild Caramel Frappe

Savannah Power

Recipe by Savannah Power @ Wild Foods

Recipe by Savannah Power @ Wild Foods

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add the dates and hot water to your blender and pulse until it becomes a paste. If you have a food processor - use it!
  2. Put the paste aside and clean your blender.
  3. Add the tray of Almond Milk ice cubes to your blender.
  4. Next add the Cold Brew 
  5. Finish off with some Wild Vanilla, Pink Salt and 3-4 scoops of your pre-made date paste.
  6. Blend until creamy! Add milk as needed.
  7. Try not to add whipped cream - then totally do it.

Wild Recipe: Dragon's Fire Smoothie

Mike Rothschild

Recipe by Wild Foods, Mike Rothschild, and Savanna Power

Recipe by Wild Foods, Mike Rothschild, and Savanna Power

Wild Foods presents the Dragon's Fire Smoothie (inspired by Game of Thrones), the perfect smoothie to drink while watching the next or your favorite episode. 

Ingredients

8 Strawberries
10 Raspberries
1 oz Chopped Beets
1 Avocado
3 Tbsp Wild Cacao Nibs
2 Tbsp Wild Maca Powder
3 Tbsp Flax Seeds
1 Tbsp Honey
1 cup Almond Milk
1/4 tsp Cayenne Powder
6 Ice Cubes

Directions

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until creamy.

Wild Recipe: White Walker Smoothie

Mike Rothschild

Recipe by Wild Foods, Mike Rothschild, and Savanna Power

Recipe by Wild Foods, Mike Rothschild, and Savanna Power

Wild Foods presents the White Walker Smoothie (inspired by Game of Thrones), the perfect smoothie to drink while watching the next or your favorite GOT episode. 

Ingredients

1 Dragon Fruit
3 Blackberries
5 Blueberries
1/2 Banana
3 Tbsp Greek Yogurt
1 TBSP Almond Butter
1 tsp Wild Chocolate Powder
1/4 tsp Wild Vanilla Powder
6 Stems of Fresh Mint Leaves
6 Cubes of Frozen Almond Milk
1 cup of Almond Milk
1-2 Tbsp Coconut Flakes

Directions

Blend all ingredients together in a high-speed blender until creamy

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Wild Recipe: Golden Milk

Savannah Power

Recipe from Wild Foods

Recipe from Wild Foods

Ingredients

Optional

  • Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Directions

Add ingredients to the blender and pulse on high until thick and creamy!

 

Wild Recipe: Matcha Kettle Corn

Savannah Power

Recipe by Dustin Gwynn & Savannah Power @ Wild Foods

Recipe by Dustin Gwynn & Savannah Power @ Wild Foods

Ingredients

1/3 cup popcorn kernels
¼ cup of Wild Coconut Oil
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup of Agave Nectar
½ cup of unsalted butter
½ tsp Wild Pink Salt
½ tsp of baking soda
1 tsp Wild Vanilla
2 tsp Wild Matcha

Pop the Popcorn

1. Heat 3 popcorn kernels in coconut oil on the stove top on medium heat. Wait for all three to pop. Remove kernels and place pot off the heat for 30 seconds. 

2. Next, add your 1/3 cup popcorn and coat the kernels with coconut oil. Put the lid on and wait for corn to start popping. Shake and move the pot as you go to keep from burning.

Make the carmel

3. Move the popcorn into a shallow roasting pan and put it in the oven at 250 degrees.

4. Clean the pot you used before and add the butter, agave necter, salt and brown sugar together over medium heat.

5. Stir constantly till it boils. Boil for 2-3 minutes do NOT turn your back on the stove it can burn quickly!

6. Remove from the heat and add the baking soda and Wild Vanilla. Mix well.

Mix Together

7. Pour the carmel syrup over the warm popcorn and stir it evenly to coat.

8. Bake for 45 minutes stirring occasionally.

9. Remove from the stove and spread out the kernels on a baking sheet or spead foil. Leave to harden.

10. Cool; break apart. Sprinkle with Wild Matcha powder. 
 

Kettle corn cooling.

Kettle corn cooling.

Wild Recipe: Turmeric Cauliflower Risotto (AIP, Paleo & Whole30)

Mike Rothschild

Recipe by Michelle Hoover of UnboundWellness.com

Recipe by Michelle Hoover of UnboundWellness.com

Serves: 3-4 servings

Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, riced (in a food processor, or 12-16 oz pre-riced)
  • 2 kale leaves, chopped and destemmed
  • ½ cup white mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup beef bone broth or stock
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a deep skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add the yellow onion and saute until the soft and transparent.
  3. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add in the mushrooms and kale and saute for 3-4 minutes or until soft.
  5. Pour in the broth, and cauliflower rice and season with salt, pepper and turmeric. Stir to ensure they’re evenly combined.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for for 8-10 minutes or until the broth is mostly absorbed by the cauliflower.
  7. Remove from heat and place in a serving bowl. Top with fresh parsley and extra salt to taste if desired.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy!

Wild Recipe: WF's Signature Popcorn Recipe

Savannah Power

Recipe by Savannah Power @ Wild Foods

Recipe by Savannah Power @ Wild Foods

Ingredients

You will need:
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
¼ cup Wild Coconut Oil
Nutritional Yeast
Black Pepper
Wild Vanilla
Herbes de Provence

Directions:
1. Heat 3 popcorn kernels in Wild Coconut Oil on the stove top on medium heat. Wait for all three to pop.

2. Remove kernels and place pot off the heat for 30 seconds. 

3. Next, add your 1/3 cup popcorn and coat them with coconut oil. Place the lid on and wait for corn to start popping. Shake and move the pot as you go to keep from burning.

4. In a bowl, add the popped popcorn, coat with oil and add seasonings together. Mix thoroughly with a spatula. Season to taste! 
 

 

Wild Recipe: MCT Mocha Gummies  

Mike Rothschild

Recipe by Michelle Hoover of UnboundWellness.com

Recipe by Michelle Hoover of UnboundWellness.com

Makes: 24 gummies

Cook time: 2-3 hours

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend on medium speed for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Pour the mixture into a rectangular glass container, or a silicone gummy mold (like this).
  3. Place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to allow the gummies to form.
  4. If a glass container was used, slice the gummies into individual squares. If a mold was used, remove from the mold and store in a glass container.
  5. Enjoy the gummies chilled as a snack or with breakfast as a pick me up!

The Wild Newsletter July 27, 2017

Colin Stuckert

Dear Wildling,

Below are some goodies you can consume (figuratively and literally) throughout the weekend.
And make sure you read my rant below!

Enjoy.

Yours in Health,
-Colin Stuckert

-Colin Stuckert
Wild Foods Founder


Wild Product Spotlight

We have partnered up with a local Austin skincare brand to bring you something for the outside of your body.

And what's super cool about this Wild partnership is their products are made using Wild Foods ingredients!

Check out the Majestically Made Body Butter and Scrub available in the Wild Shop!


Book of The Week

    The Tao of Charlie Munger.

    I'm a big Charlie Munger fan. He's Warren Buffet's less popular partner.

    He's the more intellectual of the two when it comes to general principles on life. Buffet is no doubt a financial genius, but his focus is more on investing and business whereas Charlie is more a "student of life."


    Wild Guide of The Week

      Matcha is a fine mesh green tea powder that is fully dissolved in liquids or recipes. Compared to green tea, which you brew in hot water and then remove the leaves, matcha is entirely consumed. 

      This is why matcha is so revered for its health benefits. It's said that 1 cup of matcha is like drinking 10 cups of green tea!

      Matcha is a great alternative to coffee when you want to reduce your caffeine intake while still getting a smooth, consistent boost of energy.

      Learn more about matcha in The Wild Guide To Matcha


      Podcast of The Week

      Check out the recent Tim Ferris episode "How To Turn Failure Into Success."


      Article of The week

      The future is coming, that is, unless the Sun doesn't burn out ahead of it's predicted 5 billion-year schedule.

      Here are some fascinating predictions of what the future is going to look like. The younger you are, the more important taking these considerations into account is.

      For example, the article warns against going to law school. It's crazy to think that in the next 10 or 20 years, there might be no such thing as law school.

      Must read article on how our lives will change dramatically in 20 years.


      CEO Corner - Quote of The Week
       

      I had a recent email exchange with a Wild subscriber that did not agree with our stance on salt.

      She wrote a short email reply to our salt email saying she did not "agree with" our assertions.

      So, in my typical non-people-pleasing response, I replied with further defense of the article.

      This did not go over well, which was construed as "arguing."

      Here was my reply to her arguing comment:

      Part of our job is to educate on the facts around nutrition. Salt and the linkage between high blood pressure is another one of the great lies told to the public similar to the vilification of fat and correlating it to heat disease.

      I think it's of paramount importance to challenge your beliefs on a regular basis. I know some don't like doing that, but how many scientists have been wrong over the years? Countless.

      People used to think that Earth was the center of the galaxy and universe, to name just one "scientific fact" that's been since debunked.

      We will never shy away from sharing our thoughts on food, nutrition and the like.

      Here are some pieces: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/its-time-to-end-the-war-on-salt/ - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2752096/Salt-DOESN-T-cause-high-blood-pressure-new-study-claims.html


      Here was the subscriber's final reply:

      NO! I'm educated and not needing your unwanted input on NaCl nor any other item you are marketing from your store. All further emails go to my spam folder.

      --

      I share this because I think important.

      Defending salt is important to us at Wild Foods, but that's not the real thing I want to point out here.

      I want to showcase how strongly held beliefs are dangerous.

      After all, the American Heart Association recently claimed that—based on poorly interpreted researchcoconut oil is unhealthy.

      Just another blatant representation of the big powers at be and how they conspire to maintain their destructive status quo.

      And with millions dying every year due to nutrition related disease, these things really freaking matter.

      To make such a big public facing statement like that, they are directly contributing to the pain, suffering and death of countless individuals that have already been led astray by corporate interest propaganda nonsense. (Other examples include the food pyramid and the fat hypothesis.)

      This is why it's more important than ever that we all become skeptics... of everything... all the time... especially of our own beliefs.

      Whatever you think you know now is probably going to change.

      What scientists now know is going to change as it has since the word science was invented.

      There are no better three words than, "I don't know."

      I don't know spurs questioning and open-mindedness.

      I know spurs rigidity and blindness.

      This stuff matters. I can't stress it enough.

      Finally, the less dogmatic you are in life, the less stressed you are. Period.

      I remember a great quote by the amazing dude Peter Sage that went like this: “People have a death grip on what they think reality should look like. And all stress comes from life not fitting your pictures."

      Wild Newsletter July 21 2017

      Colin Stuckert

      Dear Wildling,

      Please enjoy this week's Wild Newsletter :)

      Yours in Health,
      -Colin Stuckert

      -Colin Stuckert
      Wild Foods Founder
       

      Wild Product Spotlight

      Brand new MIIR Wild mugs are in!

      These super heavy duty Wild branded mugs come with a "give code" that allow you to track the impact your purchase has down to the exact GPS location on Earth  where your purchase goes to support.

      Super cool!


      Book of The Week

        Instead of recommending just one book this week, I'm going to list a few I've read this year while working through my 100-books-this-year challenge.

        So far I'm at 36 books. About 15 of these were read in the past 45 or so days when I realized I was a bit behind on my reading schedule.

        For me, Audible is paramount to complete this challenge. I bought 5 extra pairs of headphones so I'd always have some nearby as well as an in-ear wireless bluetooth earbud so I can listen to books as much as possible throughout the day (this is a crazy effective hack for more reading in case you were wondering).

        After the end of this year, after I've read 100 books, I will have read more books in 365 days than most people read in their entire lives. 

        That is profound.

        And it's really not that hard. I could probably hit 200 books if I set aside a solid 2 hours each day of focused reading. As of now, I'm not putting in that many hours of extra dedicated reading time; it's closer to an hour a day + Audible throughout the day and while driving.

        A few books I've read so far this year: EssentialismThe Black SwanShoedogThe Fish That Ate The WhaleStealing Fire, DisruptedChaos Monkeys.



        Wild Guide of The Week

          There's more to coffee than most think. Small farmers typically live on their farms and their entire family works the land. The amount of manpower that goes into small-batch coffee is simply unfathomable to us Westerners. It's something we take for granted, and something I think we should also appreciate more.

          Learn more in The Wild Foods Guide To Coffee
           


          Podcast of The Week

          One of the only daily podcasts I know about, Entrepreneur on Fire has a bit for everyone.  

          Check out Entrepreneur on Fire


          Article of The week
           

          Mental models are useful for better understanding yourself and those around you.

          Great piece on different mental models that you can use immediately.

          Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful
           


          CEO Corner - Quote of The Week

           

          “Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

          -Robert Louis Stevenson

          I watched a documentary on HBO called Becoming Buffet last night.

          It was really good.

          Of course, I think it is probably better for those that haven't read his biography. I've only read 45% of it, but I already knew a lot of what they covered.

          Either way, the lessons of Buffet's life are so good they bear repeating.

          And the single primary catalyst for his success is the one I want to point out today: patience.

          Buffet grew his fortune (~$60 billion dollars) by consistently putting away money his entire life, starting from when he was a boy delivering papers making a penny a paper.

          The power of patience coupled with the power of compounding is a formula for success in investing and in life.

          Yet most don't have the grit to stick with it.

          That's not necessarily their fault, either.

          After all, human genes are built to survive in the Wild, which means that the environment selected for genes that were good at thinking ahead only a day or two as was productive when hunting and forging for food.

          Genes that sat around patiently for food to show up invariably starved.

          But nowadays we live in a different environment, one in which patience and the long game produce the distinct winners. 

          A couple examples:

          Facebook is 13 years old (and didn't start making money until a few years ago)
          Amazon is 23 years old (and had it's first year of consecutive profitable quarters in 2016)
          Google is 18 years old (and just prints money... and has for a long time.)

          I'm using these examples because these companies still seem so new to us. But they've been around for years.

          Here are a couple even older companies in the tech game:

          Apple is 41 years old and Microsoft is 42.

          IBM is 106 years old.

          Heck, I just read the other day that Zildjian, a famous American cymbal manufacturer (you'll see these being played by a lot of rock stars) was founded in the 17th century... making it 400 or so years old and one of the oldest companies in the world.

          And what about you?

          Are you in it for the long run? 
          Are you being patience with your results? 
          Or are you bouncing around from one thing to the next hoping for immediate results?

          Like I said above, it's hard to be patient. It's hard to think long term and even harder to commit to it. 

          Your genes want you to get up and get a result... to go and hunt and come home with a kill.

          But that's just not how modern success works. Today it's long, slow and patient that completes the race (like the tortoise).

          The long run is where the results you want are waiting.

          But it may not be as long as you think. You just have to go a bit longer than the rest.

          Healthier Skin with Witch Hazel

          Colin Stuckert

          Regarded by many as a bathroom commodity, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of (and perhaps even purchased) witch hazel.

          And the popularity is not by happenstance - oh, no - witch hazel is one of the most effective natural ingredients in caring for the skin. In fact, it is approved by the FDA as one of the only medicinal plants used as a non-prescription drug ingredient. Pretty rad, huh?

          With such an abundance of uses, it comes as no surprise a bottle of this goodness can be found under almost every bathroom counter. Historically, it has been applied to reduce swelling and inflammation, treat skin ulcers and sore, soothe sore muscles, and stop internal bleeding. Today it is used widely to treat skin issues such as acne and varicose veins, among the many traditional uses.

          Also known as the Spotted Alder, Winterbloom, or Snapping Hazelnut, the extracts from its leaves, bark, and twigs are utilized for the plant’s known anti inflammatory, antioxidant, and astringent properties.

          Witch hazel extracts from its leaves, barks, and twigs are utilized for the plant’s known antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties. The leaves are rich in gallic acid, tannic acids, and volatile oil. The bark contains tannic, gallic acid, resin, fat, and odorous bodies.

          The constituents of witch hazel have been proven to protect cells from oxidative damage, prevent skin disorders, reduce healing time, promote healthy looking skin by effectively renewing cells, stimulating collagen and elastin production, and inhibiting excessive melanin synthesis.

          If witch hazel is not currently part of your skincare arsenal, after reading the above, I’ll guess it will be shortly. Let’s now discuss some ways to put your witch hazel to use.

          Witch Hazel To Treat Acne

          Acne comes from the buildup of oil and dirt on the skin, most commonly on the face, but also on areas such as the neck, back, and shoulders. By applying witch hazel to the affected part, it can remove excess oil and prevent further growth of bacteria and pimples. With regular use it will help clear the skin from such impurities.
          Sun Protection

          Witch hazel works as a remedy against the signs of skin aging from UV-ray exposure. Not only does it protect the skin as an antioxidant, it reinvigorates skin elasticity and reverses the inflammatory effects of the sun. Studies have also shown the power it has at reducing erythema from UV-exposed skin.

          Witch Hazel Promotes Healthy Hair and Scalp

          By removing excessive oil from the scalp and hair, a host of conditions (like dandruff and dull hair) are alleviated. A recent study shows how witch hazel is beneficial in the treatment of irritated and inflamed skin for those with sensitive scalps. Apply generously to clean hair, then rinse thoroughly, or you may purchase a quality shampoo containing the ingredient.

          Witch Hazel for Treating Insect Bites

          Combined with jojoba oil, witch hazel is a fantastic all natural insect repellent. Jojoba oil mimics the molecular structure of sebum (skin's natural oil) and the combination will glide on smoothly and comfortably. If you find yourself with a bite though, witch hazel can reduce inflammation and pain from bug bites, bee stings, poison oak, and poison ivy. To use, simply soak a cotton ball and applied directly to the affected area.

          Treat Cuts and Bruises With Witch Hazel

          As mentioned earlier, witch hazel speeds recovery time. Apply to scratches, cuts, and bruises to heal quickly and prevent scarring or pigmentation.

          Promote Shiny Smelly-Good Pet Hair with Witch Hazel

          Since the plant extract is mild enough for pets, the same properties can be used to prevent bacteria from building up on their skin. This includes its cleansing properties that can help them from getting wounds or infections and even keep them odor-free.

          As always with us over here at Wild Foods, quality is of the utmost importance. We know that many of you are DIYers, and so we want to send you off with a simple how to for making your own witch hazel recipes.

          Witch Hazel Recipes

          Topical Astringent Recipe

          Soak 1 TBSP witch hazel bark in distilled water for 30 minutes, then bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, then remove from heat. Let steep for another 10 minutes. When cool, strain and bottle. Will keep in the refrigerator for about 3 weeks.

          Apply to cuts, bruises, varicose veins, acne, skin bites, inflamed skin, and various other conditions with a soaked cotton ball.

          Witch Hazel Tea

          Steep 1 TSP dried herb in 8 ounces of boiling water for 10 minutes, then let stand for 30-45 minutes. Add honey and lemon for taste!

          Get your Witch Hazel today from the Wild Shop!

          Mullein: Ancient Herb Against Ailments

          Colin Stuckert

          Mullein, also known as the Velvet Plant for the exceptionally fuzzy leaves, is a flowering herb native to Europe and Asia. Although relatively new to North America, Mullein has been used historically in herbal medicine.

          The first recorded use dates back almost two millennia ago when Dioscorides, a Greek physician-botanist, recommended mullein for lung conditions. With an affinity for the upper respiratory system, the leaves have been smoked for centuries to relax and sedate spasmodic lungs.

          Although most widely applied for its medicinal purposes, its uses and benefits do not stop there. In ancient Roman times, mullein was used to alter hair color - the leaves to darken and the yellow flowers to lighten. Since its original discovery, mullein has been used as wicks for candles, natural toilet paper, tinder to light fires, as protection to ward off evil spirits, a natural teething ring for infants, and even improves the very soil it grows in.

          Mullein is comprised of flavonoids, saponins, tannins, terpenoids, glycosides, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and fixed oils. These constituents are responsible for its antispasmodic, anti-tubercular, wormicide, expectorant, sedative, diuretic, astringent, demulcent, and emollient properties.

          Let’s now discuss how you can incorporate the use of mullein into your all-natural, happy, healthy lifestyle.

          5 WAYS TO USE MULLEIN HERB TO TREAT AILMENTS

          Respiratory Disorders

          An expectorant is any substance that promotes the expulsion of mucus from the respiratory tract. Mullein has a pronounced influence on conditions of the upper respiratory tract and is useful in treating ailments such as chest colds, coughs, bronchial infections, sore throats, colds, asthma, and tonsillitis. In addition, it is the only known plant prescribed to heal lung diseases by smoking its parts.

          Consume mullein tea up to three times per day for optimum results. If you don’t prefer the taste, an inhalant may be a better option. Keep reading for recipes.

          Earaches

          Ear infections are one of the common - and painful - ailments that afflict children. It is said that 90% of all American children will contract acute otitis media at least once during their childhood and over 31 million physician visits are attributed to this condition. With such a high recurrence rate, treatment is controversial. Antibiotics are often prescribed to treat the condition, but come with a plethora of negative side effects that make them undoubtedly a poor choice when they can be avoided.

          This is where mullein steps in. Using herbal ear drops that contain mullein have proven to reduce pain from earaches just as effectively as anesthetic drops. In one study, patients who were given herbal drops alone had greater pain relief than children who had taken them in conjunction with antibiotics. The prescription followed was 3 times per day with 5 drops per time.

          It is important to note that Mullein should not be used in the treatment of ruptured eardrums.

          Bacterial Infections

          People suffering from IBS and SIBO have been seeking alternative herbal and naturopathic therapies to treat their conditions. In a 2014 study, the use of mullein was paired against Rifaximin in the treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

          The herbal remedy proved to be more effective after first dosage over the antibiotic. Some people treated with the medication saw no improvement after the initial round and were then prescribed 3X the medicine before negative test results were yielded.

          Not only is Mullein less harsh on the body, but also more cost effective. The average monthly cost of Rifaximin is $1247.39, whereas Mullein as an herbal remedy cost no more than $130 per month.

          In another 2002 study, Mullein was tested for its antibacterial and antitumor efficacy. Mullein extracted in water showed antibacterial activity against Klebsiella pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Escherichia coli. Mullein has also proved useful in inhibiting tuberculosis-causing mycobacterium.

          Skin Infections

          Mullein fights infections on the skin, nose, and additional parts of the body. It is anti inflammatory in nature and reduces inflammation caused by toxic substances. Mullein is also antiseptic and inhibits bacterial growth on affected areas. It also boosts white blood cells and platelets within the zone that will kill any microbes that invade the wound.

          Bone and Joint Health

          Mullein has relaxant and antispasmodic properties. A mullein poultice is beneficial at healing bruises and relieving rheumatic and arthritic conditions. Mullein essential oil can relax the muscles, nerves, and other systems and gives relief from muscle cramps, aches, and spasms.

          METHODS OF PREPARATION FOR MULLEIN HERB

          Mullein Tea

          Steep 1-2 teaspoons of dried herb in 12 ounces of water for 15 minutes. Let cool, then drink. For a flavor boost you can add 1 tsp spearmint to your steep and finish with honey. Drink up the three times per day for optimum results.                                                                                          

          Mullein Inhalant

          Boil 1-2 teaspoons dried mullein leaves or flowers, and 1 teaspoon dried spearmint (for flavor) for 5 minutes. Inhale the steam to relieve colds, coughs, and asthma.

          Mullein Drops

          Hot Extractions: Combine 1 cup crushed mullein flowers with ½ cup olive oil over low heat. Heat the mixture for 3 hours, slowly. Allow to cool, then strain (best if done in a cheesecloth). Pour your extraction in a dark glass and seal.

          As a quick fix, you can make your own herbal drops by crushing dried mullein leaves in warm olive oil to yield a mullein extraction. (Cold extractions take longer, so this is best if you are in a bind.)

          Cold Extraction: Combine 1 cup crushed mullein flowers and ½ cup olive oil in a glass jar. Set in a window sill and allow extraction for 7-10 days. Strain and store in a dark glass jar.

          Mullein Poultice

          Take dried or powdered form of the herb and combine with just enough water to moisten. Apply to infected area and wrap with gauze. The required amount of Mullein will vary depending on the size of the area.

          Wild Recipe: Watermelon Berry Agua Fresca

          Mike Rothschild

          Recipe Credit: The Castaway Kitchen

          Recipe Credit: The Castaway Kitchen

          Ingredients

          • ½ medium watermelon (8 cups diced)
          • 2 cups concentrated Wild Tri-Berry Tea (2 cups water, ½ cup tea)
          • 2 cups filtered water
          • 2 limes
          • 1 tbsp. maple syrup (optional)
          • 4 cups ice

          Directions

          1. Brew your tea: bring two cups of water to a simmer. Add in the Wild Tri-Berry Tea. Stir, cover and let steep for 10 minutes. 
          2. In the meantime halve your watermelon and run a knife around the edge between the rind and meat. Then cut a grid into the watermelon and use a large spoon to scoop out the cubes. 
          3. Strain your tea into a pitcher or measuring cup and set in the fridge to cool down. 
          4. Add cut watermelon to a blender.  Juice the limes in to the blender, add in the maple syrup and filtered water.  Once your tea has cooled, add it in too. Blend until smooth. 
          5. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a large pitcher. Add in ice and 2 more cups of water. Stir well.
          6. Serve cold. Enjoy! 

          Wild Newsletter - July 9, 2017

          Colin Stuckert

          Dear Wildling,

          Welcome to edition 2 of the Wild Newsletter.

          - -

          Our sign at the Wild Foods retail shop is up. Our equipment is on the way, architect drawings are in the works, and our final inspection for our food permit is happening soon.

          We are in a "soft opening" with retail available, but we won't be serving drinks until all the food permit stuff is done.

          Then we'll have our fresh brewed Wild Coffee, Wild Cold Brew, Wild Butter Brew,Wild Drinking Chocolate, and our full line of Wild Teas available for your drinking enjoyment. 

          If you are in Austin, feel free to come check us out. While we don't have set hours just yet, our orders crew is usually on site from 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. Our address.
           

          Yours in Health,
          -Colin Stuckert
          Founder


          Wild Cocoa Butter Coffee

          Ingredients:

          Directions:

          • Brew your coffee using preferred method
          • Add brewed coffee to a blender.
          • Add in the remaining ingredients.
          • Start blending on low, and then gradually increase the power to high.
          • Blend for 30 seconds.
          • Pour your delicious, frothy coffee into two mugs.
          • Share and enjoy.
          • (Repeat tomorrow!)

          Wild Product Spotlight

            Friends of the Sea! Wild Fish Oil does not disrupt fragile aquatic ecosystems. It is caught in U.S. Waters and processed in U.S. Fisheries. One of the best-tasting fish oils on the market and one of the only fish oils in the world Certified by Friends of the Sea!

            Support fishermen that respect the fish that give us their wonderful oil. Wild Fish Oil is a great-tasting, non-fishy burp-less mix of omega-3s in the form of EPA, DHA, and a rarer, not found in typical fish oils, DPA, which has received a lot of attention in the scientific community recently due to research showing it may provide even stronger anti-inflammatory properties than both EPA and DHA. (Many fish oils contain no DPA.) Check out Wild Fish Oil in the Wild Shop.

            Wild Guide of The Week

            Learn more about the kind of eating plan we follow and recommend here at Wild Foods in the Wild Guide To a Real Food Paleo Diet.

            Book of The Week

            Tim Ferris just released a free e-book version of his book The Tao of Seneca. Get it now

            Podcast of The Week

              Even if you aren't a history buff, you'll appreciate—and learn a ton—Dan Carlin's .

              Article of The week

                Okay, WTF is Ethereum.

                Ethereum is a cryptocurrency like bitcoin. It has been rising in popularity (and price) lately; most cryptocurrencies have. Cryptos are going to be big players in the future, possibly the only players given enough time.

                These things are fun to learn about. They expand your awareness of the world and concepts such as economics, monetary policy, technology, and so on. And if you have no utility or interest in cryptocurrencies, you should still learn about them for curiosity sake.

                Be curious and interested = A solid plan for a happy, active life.

                Quote of The Week

                  “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.”

                  —Jeffrey Zeldman, A List Apart Publisher

                  We live in a world of abundance. 

                  There is enough to go around, and as technology improves, this will become more and more true for every human on Earth.

                  Yet there is a plethora of scarcity-minded behavior that infects many—and it holds them back.

                  I remember many times when I've discussed business ideas with friends and they invariably start comparing what other people/companies are doing as if that's a sign that there is no opportunity.

                  But then I say something like, "That's exactly why there is an opportunity, because someone is there doing it right now."

                  And while they might agree with me, and while it might seem intuitive to them, I always feel like they aren't really getting it.

                  Think of it this way: With billions of people having more access and opportunity than any other time in history, you better believe that someone has at least thought of your "billion dollar idea."

                  The point here is this: you have very little reason to not do something that someone else is doing. After all, you have a fully funded and free public-facing R&D department at your disposal (pay attention to what they are doing and notice what works and what doesn't).

                  Remember the quote by Picasso, "Good artists copy, great artists steal."

                  Finally, forget the illusion of the original idea. As Newton said, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

                  Wild Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Fat Bombs

                  Savannah Power

                  Recipe Credit: The Castaway Kitchen

                  Recipe Credit: The Castaway Kitchen

                  Ingredients

                  • ¼ cup Wild coconut oil
                  • 3 tbsp. Wild MCT oil
                  • ½ cup Wild Chocolate Powder
                  • ½ tsp Wild Vanilla Powder
                  • ½ tsp cinnamon
                  • Pinch of cayenne
                  • 1 tsp raw honey

                  Directions

                  1. Start with softened but solid coconut oil, whisk in the MCT oil until smooth. Add in the chocolate power, cinnamon, vanilla and cayenne. Mix until smooth. Add in the honey and mix well.
                  2. Distribute the chocolate into candy molds (or a parchment paper lined container). Freeze to harden, about 30 minutes. Then unmold. If you used a container, lift the chocolate out by the parchment paper, and cut it into squares. Store the fat bombs in an airtight container in the freezer for quick pick me up!