One of the first things I learned from my teacher Maia Toll was the importance of balancing Head, Heart and Hand work. To do brain work that makes you think, heart work that feeds your soul, and hand work that connects you with the plants.
This time, when I made a batch of Herb Bites, I decided to expand on the Heart theme and include all 3 of these ‘ingredients.’
Again, I used about half a container of Tahini, both for flavor and for its trace minerals, and a good dollop of Molasses- I like its rich flavor, and its mineral and Iron components are a bonus. This time I added a tablespoon of Chia seeds too.
Gotu Kola and Bacopa are Eastern herbs traditionally used to improve mental clarity and memory- here’s the Head healing. Astragalus improves vitality, Horsetail’s high silica content has been helping my cuticles, and Red Raspberry Leaf is very nutritive. A tablespoon of each powder went into the bowl, as did 3 tablespoons of that beautiful Rose powder too, for Heart medicine, to give a good cookie dough consistency that just held together.
Are you counting? That’s 8 tablespoons total, or 24 teaspoons. I made smaller bites this time, 33 of them. This means there’s about ¾ teaspoon herb in each bite, so 2 is a good dose per day. I also sprinkled them with a little extra rose powder, since it’s pretty!
The Hand work was mixing and rolling and sprinkling, but I’m also being very mindful each time I eat a Bite to thank myself for the work. Too often I cook and gobble and move on, when really it’s important to honor my effort as I would any other person who did something for me.
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