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Balancing Meals – Throat Chakra

 

 

Blueberry Lemon Pie

The throat chakra controls our ability to express ourselves and live our truth. An unbalanced throat chakra may express itself in an inability to speak one’s mind, even when offered a platform to do so. Also creative issues such as writer’s block, or not having the wherewithal to work on an art project. In family settings this can be witnessed as a child backing away from a club they’re just not feeling into right now or a spouse procrastinating a work project when they’re usually very strict about a timeline. Even something as seemingly small as your child not writing poetry anymore or having no journal entries for a while when they’re normally a daily occurrence. Physical symptoms of a perpetually blocked throat chakra can be thyroid problems, slight hearing loss or a sore throat. Help your family live their truth and stay healthy with this love filled blueberry lemon pie. It will be an uplifting delight for the whole family and help balance your family’s throat chakras.

Blueberries, our main ingredient, bring peace, protection and calm. They also have a fair amount of potassium, helping your body retain the water necessary for its daily function. Blueberries are also high in vitamin C and fiber. They also have tons of antioxidants, which help the body prevent damage from free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules produced by the body due to our outside environments. A buildup of free radicals can have symptoms like arthritis and even be as extreme as causing cancer. Consuming antioxidants daily is very important for your families overall health. While it is always recommended to eat these foods as raw as is safe for consumption, cooking them into, say a pie, every now and then can make them more palatable and enjoyable.  

Sugar is to salt as palo santo is to sage. While sage cleanses by banishing negative energies, palo santo cleanses by attracting positive energies. Salt banishes the negative and sugar attracts the positive. As for health, when consumed in moderation sugar can be a pleasing source of dopamine, which makes us happy. In the case of sugar, however, too much happiness can be a bad thing. Just remember all good things in moderation and you’ll never need worry, pre-existing health concerns aside. 

Lemons are uplifting, attract happiness, cleanse the aura, and grant clarity. When zesting your lemon try to focus on your family’s happiness and health. See them eating the pie in your mind and their auras being cleansed as they do or their throats glowing with healing energy. Picture their goals being achieved and your whole family coming together as a unit. 

Some of the stones associated with the throat chakra are turquoise, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, sodalite, blue apatite, kyanite, and blue lace agate. As the pie cools you may place your stones around the pie, or even put the pie on your altar to cool.

 

Ingredients:

4 cups blueberries

2 tbsp butter

2tbsp milk

3/4 cup sugar

3 tbsp cornstarch

1 lemon juiced and zested

2 cups all purpose flour

11/2 sticks butter, cubed

1tsp salt

 

Crust:

    1. Combine cold cubed butter, flour, salt and lemon zest into the mixer. Combine until mixture becomes a clumpy flour then add 2tbsp cold milk and form into a dry dough. It should combine into a ball without being too sticky.
    2. Remove dough from mixer and hand knead for about 2 minutes.
    3. Roll out the dough and fold it like a bulletin board, two sides in, with one overlapping. Wrap in plastic and put into the fridge for an hour
    4. Knead dough once more for roughly 2 minutes, and refrigerate for another 30 minutes
    5. Split the crust in two and roll them into the top and bottom crusts.
    6. Put the bottom layer of crust into a sprayed, non stick baking dish and brush with melted butter.
    7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

 

Filling:

    1. I like to wash my produce in some fresh water with vinegar and lemon or lime juice.
    2. Add washed berries, lemon juice, sugar, and butter to a pot, bring to a boil.
    3. Boil for about 5 minutes.
    4. Combine corn starch with 1tbsp water and mix thoroughly.
    5. Slowly stir cornstarch mix into berry mixture.
    6. Boil 1-2 minutes and remove from heat.
    7. If you’re not using the filling immediately either can it or let cool for 20-30 minutes and put it in the fridge. Otherwise pour the filling into the pan with the bottom crust.
    8. Lay on top crust and crimp edges with your fingers or a utensil. You may also cut your crust into lattice work, use cookie cutters to create shapes, or cut freehand. Make it fun and creative. Even if it doesn’t look exactly the way you wanted it will taste amazing because you made it with love and laughter.
    9. Bake for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven, brush with butter and let cool.

 

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About the Author:

Theron Baker is a kitchen witch who connects most to the earth and enjoys foraging for ingredients and being in nature as well as his kitchen.

Theron Baker is a kitchen witch who connects most to the earth and enjoys foraging for ingredients and being in nature as well as his kitchen.