How to make Nettle spanokaspringrolls 

Yesterday was the official start of spring for me. Tomorrow we spring ahead for daylight savings and yesterday I went out with my friend and Neighbour Heidi to collect Stinging Nettles, a sure sign that spring is here in full force! 

We did really well and had an abundant harvest of the tender young tops of the nettle plants.  Nettles make a great substitute for spinache in any recepie and also have a huge list of health benefits when used as a tea or tincture.

  

Nettle stimulates the lymph system to boost immunity

Nettle relieves arthritis symptoms

Nettle promotes a release from uric acid from joints

Helps to support the adrenals

It helps with diabetes mellitus

Strengthens the fetus in pregnant women

Promotes milk production in lactating women

Relieves menopausal symptoms

Helps with menstrual cramps and bloating

Helps break down kidney stones

Reduces hypertension

Helps with respiratory tract disease

Supports the kidneys

Helps asthma sufferers

Stops bleeding

Reduces inflammation

Reduces incident of prostate cancer

Minimizes skin problems

Eliminates allergic rhinitis

 Lessens nausea

Cures the common cold

Helps with osteoarthritis

Alleviates diarrhea

Helps with gastrointestinal disease, IBS, and constipation

Reduces gingivitis and prevents plaque when used as a mouth wash.

Has been shown to be helpful to in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Relieves neurological disorders like MS, ALS and sciatica

Destroys intestinal worms or parasites

Supports the endocrine health by helping the thyroid, spleen and pancreas.

As well as all of the benefits Nettles make a great Spanokapita. I use a pre made spring roll wrap as it’s easier and inexpensive, you can of course use any pastry you desire. What I use I got at superstore and looks like this

  

  
  
Vegan Spanokaspringrolls Recepie

8 cups steamed or boiled nettles 

1 package of medium sunrise or other tofu 

1/2 cup ground flax seed

3/4 cup pine nuts chopped

I/2 cup nutritional yeast

1/8-1/4 cup zaatar spice 

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp spike

1 capful of white vinegar or juice of one lemon

2 tbsp of balsamic reduction

3 tbsp garlic powder

2 tbsp onion powder

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon pepper

Combine ingredients in bowl until well mixed.

  
 Then wrap the ingredients in that package of spring roll pastry 

  
bake and in oil at 375 turning occasionally until golden brown

  
Serve with favorite dip or sauce and enjoy!

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