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The Sacred Spoon

Balancing Meals – Heart Chakra

 

Vinegar Roasted Greens

The heart chakra represents and manages love, compassion, understanding, patience, and above all empathy. A closed or blocked heart chakra can show itself as a lack of empathy, depression, anxiety, and stress. An open one helps us connect to nature and those around us. A well balanced heart chakra is important in our day to day life and helping your family have a balanced one should be of high importance for a happy and healthy home.

In this recipe we have a lot of benefits for our loved ones. It is packed with vitamins A, B6, and C along with healing and protection energies. It is simple to prep and everyone will love it, even those picky vegetable eaters like cheese.

Green beans and walnuts, have a heaping of vitamins A, C, and K. Vitamin K helps us absorb calcium and prevents build ups of it, it is a very important vitamin that can also be found in meats like chicken. Its energies of prosperity will aid your family in achieving goals and structure.

Broccollette, like green beans and walnuts, help us with prosperity and potassium. However broccolette also has iron and calcium as well as protective energies. Broccolette has stalks that are more palatable to most than that of regular broccoli.

Asparagus is a good source of potassium, which helps us retain the water our body needs and prevent dehydration. Combined with its fiber its a wonderful addition to any healthy meal, as fiber needs water to work properly. With the energies of power and protection its one of the most helpful greens you can give your families.

Balsamic vinegar and basil are both used for protection but basil is also used for love and forgiveness. A family could use nothing more than love and forgiveness after the last year plus of being so close and confined. Families have fights and need healing. parents and children, siblings, spouses. We all fight at some point. Basil will aid in closing these wounds and finding reconciliation.

Garlic is great for healing and protection. It is high in allicin which is an antibiotic. I keep it on hand in pill form for minor tooth infections, stomach bugs, etc. Garlic can be used in warding and protection spells, as well as those to break curses. These magical properties also apply to brussel sprouts.

Yellow onions have energies of healing, protection, and they dispel anger. Yellow onion pairs magically with basil to overcome any grudges or heartache in the home. It also has healing properties and can be used on wounds in poultice form to prevent infection.

Our next set of ingredients are helpful in healing with love to bring the family closer together. Parsley can be used for cleansing and healing. Fennel is good for longevity, healing, strength, purification and love. Lemons for purification and love.

Grape seed oil and agave are great for spiritual growth. Grape seed oil supports spiritual growth and allows one to progress on their path. Alongside it is agave, which aids in spiritual cleansing.

This recipe, combined with heart chakra stones such as rose quartz, danburite, green opal and amazonite will help your family overcome its internal strife and aid it’s members on their respective paths. With spiritual growth, emotional healing, and tons of vitamins and nutrients this recipe will do wonders for you and yours.

 

Ingredients:

1lbs green beans 

¾ lb asparagus 

1 fennel bulb 

1lbs brussel sprouts 

¾ lbs brocollette 

half a yellow onion

5 garlic cloves 

½ cup walnuts 

2 lemons 

½ cup parmesan cheese

4 tbsp basil 

4 tbsp parsley 

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 

4 tbsp grapeseed oil 

1 tbsp agave 

salt & pepper to taste

 

Recipe:

    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    2. Chop up the brussel sprouts, broccolette, fennel, onion, garlic cloves and walnuts.
    3. Cut off the ends of your asparagus and cut remainder into thirds.
    4. Thinly slice lemons.
    5. Snap beans in half and combine all your chopped ingredients into a large bowl.
    6. In a separate bowl combine balsamic vinegar, grapeseed oil, and agave. Mix together and pour evenly over the chopped veggies. Mix with large spoon or clean hands.
    7. Place lemon slices on top of veggies.
    8. Pour into non stick baking pan, add salt and pepper and cook for 17 minutes.
    9. Add the parmesan cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes.

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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.