Including bamboo in climate change policies and rural development investments makes countries’ sustainable development goals more effective. Bamboo is a vast untapped strategic resource that countries in the world’s tropical and sub-tropical regions can use to better manage climate change, and provide beneficial ‘ecosystem services’ and new income sources for their rural populations.

An amazing way to enjoy the benefits of this prodigious plant is creating all sort of dishes, this time we want to share a salad recipe by MyGeneSolutions


3 tablespoons chopped fresh Cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
6 garlic cloves, minced and separated in 2 piles
1 lime, lemon or 1/2 an Orange, juiced and zested


In a large bowl, combine the cooked chickpeas, cooked Adzuki, and cooked bamboo shoots, (I boiled them separately lightly salted)
Chop up raw veggies – 1 whole Red and White Onion, cherry tomatoes, Cilantro, parsley, Avocados, Cucumber, well with the salt and pepper. In a small saucepan, add the oil, vinegar, honey, 1/2 of the minced garlic, Orange juice and zest. Heat over low heat and whisk until the mixture is warm and garlic cloves are sizzling a bit.

Pour the liquid over the salad and add raw minced garlic and chia seeds toss well to coat. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. It tastes better as it sits! Serve with toasted baguettes spread with coconut oil or whipped feta.

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