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Balancing Meals – Third Eye Chakra

Veggie Stir Fry with Plum Sauce

The Third Eye Chakra is connected with spirituality and perception as well as the color purple. When many people think of the third eye they think of foresight and advanced awareness. While this can be the case, oftentimes someone with an open third eye is more receptive to their surroundings and they pick up on energy shifts faster than others.

When the third eye chakra is blocked we experience a lack of concentration and focus. We find it more difficult to sense energies or process information as quickly. Our ability to channel or connect becomes limited, if not cut off completely.

This plum sauce veggie stir fry should help your family’s focus and channeling with its many healthy and healing ingredients. While some of these ingredients are called “Red”, for the sake of this recipe we are going to call them purple as they are in fact purple in color.

Carrots represent love and fertility. All lives could benefit from fertility energies. The birth of new prospects at work, or fruition of a hobby. Rich in beta carotene and vitamin A carrots are a healthy choice for a first veggie.

In our sauce we have plums, which represent love, protection and respect. Coupled with garlic’s protection and healing properties, as well as its antibacterial properties, your family gets copious amounts of both magical and healing benefits from just these two ingredients. Garlic makes an excellent antibiotic with its component allicin fighting off all kinds of infections. Allicin tablets and garlic tinctures are always in my home.

While most people view cauliflower and broccoli as the same thing with a different color this is not the case. While they do share many nutritional factors such as potassium, calcium, and fiber, they actually have many differences. Cauliflower does not have selenium like broccoli. Selenium helps us produce DNA, it helps our thyroid function properly, and it helps us fight off free radicals. Magically the two are vastly different. Cauliflower is great for moon magic and protection spells. Broccoli is used to represent our connection with nature, our adaptability and our strength. These two cruciferae working together creates a powerhouse of nutrients and energies to help any family live a long and happy life.

For stability in the home, as well as a little protection, we have purple potatoes and cabbage. Both can be used in protection and stability magic which would benefit any household. You can never be too stable. Purple cabbage used to be given to couples the day after their wedding to promote a long and happy marriage. 

Working in unison with these wonderful ingredients is our snow peas, which assist us with the energies of strength, loyalty, and truth. These are virtues to aid any household in thriving as a unit. 

The Egyptians viewed purple onions as representing the universe, their layers representing the various layers of the world including the underworld and the heavens. They also represent protection and healing as onions make wonderful wound healing poultices. While actually purple, the onions are called red because of their history of use in making red dyes. 

The stones associates with the third eye chakra are Sodalite, Azurite, Dumortierite, Laboratories, Lolite, Amethyst, Flourite, and Moonstone.

I hope you and yours enjoy this recipe as much as we did. It’s full of healthy ingredients and energies to help any family thrive and heal. 

 

 

Sauce:

4 Plums

1tsp Salt

1 tbsp Vinegar

1 tsp Dried chili pepper

1 tsp Fresh Ginger 

Or

? tsp Powdered ginger

1tsp Sugar

 

Stir fry:

Half 1 Red cabbage

4 Purple potatoes

1 Medium head Broccoli

1 Medium head Cauliflower

½ lbs Snow peas

3 Large Carrot

1 Clove Garlic

1 tsp Powdered Ginger

Salt and pepper to taste

Optional: 1 Boneless skinless chicken breast per person

Optional: Riced cauliflower for serving

 

Instructions:

    1. Chop vegetables.
    2. Peel and chop plums.
    3. For the sauce, put the plums and sugar in a medium sized pot on the stove on medium heat, stirring until it reaches a boil.
    4. Stir in vinegar, chili pepper, ginger, and salt. Return to a boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly..
    5. Once ingredients have blended in the pot, remove from heat, cover and set aside.
    6. Heat a large pan to high heat and add in cooking oil. I use grapeseed. add in the chopped veggies, as well as the chicken breast is preferred. If cooking with chicken, do so covered.
    7. Once the veggies are done, sear them on high with the pre-made plum sauce. If cooking with chicken then strain liquid, return veggies and chicken to pan, add garlic, ginger, and salt.
    8. Add previously made plum sauce once chicken is browned and veggies are soft but tender.
    9. Remove from heat, let cool and serve on riced cauliflower or alone.


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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.