Ground

Ground

By
Kimberly Parsons
Contains
16 recipes
Published by
Quadrille Publishing
ISBN
978 184949 775 6
Photographer
Lisa Cohen

In this chapter the recipes focus on root vegetables, earthy foods and plant-based proteins. So, the ingredients in this chapter all stem from root-based plants that are high in insoluble fibre. Our bodies must be nourished with ingredients from the earth in order to grow. These ground-based recipes are the solid foundations for lifelong health and wellbeing. The sanskrit name for the ground chakra, muladhara, also means root. This chakra anchors us to our bodies, our physical surroundings and to the earth, so in the same way a plant cannot survive without its roots, neither can the human psyche without its core grounding. Our roots represent where we have come from and the elements we need for physical survival and health – what we eat, drink, breathe and hear.

Disconnection from the body is a cultural epidemic. We often over- or under-eat, deprive ourselves of sleep and function on artificial stimulants to keep up with the demands of a faster society. Of all the losses rupturing the human soul today, this alienation is especially damaging because it separates us from the very roots of existence; our grounding. It has become all too easy to lose our dynamic connection with our body, but by listening and eating from within we can begin to unlock the true power of our bodies and minds.

In order for us to find true health, our body must have its foundations firmly placed in the roots of the earth in order to survive and thrive. Grounding ourselves makes us feel safe, alive, centred and at one with our environment.

Activated nuts

To activate raw nuts, place the required amount into a bowl that will hold them comfortably and cover with filtered water. Add a pinch of sea salt and leave to soak at room temperature for 8–12 hours or overnight. These are now activated and can then be dried if required. Preheat the oven to its lowest temperature, drain off the water from the nuts, spread them out on a baking tray (baking sheet) and place in the oven until completely dry.

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