It’s hard to know how to share what in this space anymore. There is so much going on in my world. So much change, and awakening that is hard not to share. But the creating of this space was born out of a love of herbs. Not just as medicine, but as a sensual vocabulary expander. I love everything about plants. The way they smell, touch, feel, and make you see in a new way. They are the gentle hands that guide me back to the earth. Every day.
For me they are sacred. Not in some etheric intangible way. Playing with aromatic healing delicious herbs opens us up for experience beyond the mundane. Even with something as simple as an afternoon snack. A few months ago, I went to a friends house and she had some delicious edamame hummus from Trader Joe’s. Sage, my little munchkin who rarely eats anything but meat devoured it. Being the ever industrious (read cheap ass) that I am, I knew I could make it myself. So I set my sights on recreating this delicious treat.
I found some organic non-GMO edamame and got to work. The shelling of four pounds of edamame brings a certain connection in and of itself. Not unlike the memories I have sitting on the front porch with my grandmother and aunts shelling countless pounds of peas drinking sweet tea, swatting away the mosquitos. This particular morning, it was just me and a view to die for: two desert pixies flittering around the garden eating flowers. A practice in seeing. It was time I needed for settling in to a good moment. The ones we live for. Working with plants, whether it’s for food or medicine or pleasure allows us to entertain a primal need to act from our senses. A place rooted in the need for survival but also where our most innocent experience is born. Where we *know* the treasures of life.
The plants for me are something of the heavens. The children of earth sun alchemy, a direct gift from source for nourishment and pleasure. A chance to be reverent for something that is delicious and joyful and simply fun to make with. Eventually I mastered the edamame hummus well enough to be a big hit in our home. And, to be honest I think I could give Trader Joe’s a run for it’s money.
As always my recipes come with little precision and lots of love. But give it a shot. You won’t be disappointed.
Cilantro Edamame Hummus
A giant bowl of shelled and cooked edamame
A handfull of pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
A drizzle of olive oil
One big bunch or two grocery store boxes of fresh cilantro
A head of garlic or four
Some lime juice, salt, and pepper
Blend in a food processor. Enjoy with carrots, chips, pitas. Save some to share.
Love and Besos,
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