Pear, zucchini and fig loaf

 
 
 
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BLESSING YOUR FOOD 

 
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Ever ordered from a restaurant and you can hear the chefs yelling? When you get your food it tastes delicious but something isn’t quite right. 

You feel as though you have eaten their stress. 

The ancient greeks believed that we are all connected by energy and this energy affects humans, plants, animals and health. They also believed that the food we ate held this same energy and if treated with respect it brought ‘agapi’ (unconditional love). 

Before every meal and during preparation, take the time to give thanks to the universe for providing.  She is providing you with something that is going to nourish and give you energy to do the things you want. Secondly, thank yourself for giving this meal to your mind, body and soul. 

By taking these few minutes, as well as giving your food ‘agapi’, you are also preparing your body/digestion to eat. It is important to stop what you are doing (put down the phones/turn off the tv/walk away from the computer) and truely be with this gift that is food.

How to bless food? 

Stop

Sit down

Hold your food in two hands

Ground your feet into the earth

Take a deep breath in 

Exhale completely 

Thank the universe and yourself 

Eat with presence 

and if you can, eat with your community 

It is something so small that can give you a huge impact on your life. Take the time, because you deserve it.

Reference: https://blog.sivanaspirit.com/energetically-detox-your-kitchen/

PEAR ZUCCHINI AND FIG LOAF (makes one large loaf)

Ingredients 

1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted 

1/2 cup honey (or sweeter of choice) 

3 eggs 

2 tsp vanilla powder 

1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

2 1/2 tsp alumnium free baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp of ginger 

1 small zucchini, grated

2 small apples, cored and roughly chopped

1/2 cup dried figs, sliced

2 small bananas

1/4 cup @drinkbruce almond milk 

3/4 cup almond meal

3/4 cup buckwheat flour

1/2 teaspoon celtic salt

Method 

  1. Preheat oven at 180 degrees.

  2. In a food processor blend everything except the apple, zucchini, fig, almond meal and buckwheat.

  3. In a large bowl take the blend mix and add all ingredients together. Place into a loaf shape tin lined with baking paper.

  4. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes.

This recipe is so versatile. You can swap out the fig, apple and zucchini for what ever flavour you like. Pumpkin/ blueberry and apple/banana/pear.

Just be creative and I am sure you will figure it out :D