Moist and rich, these brownies use black beans as the base making them free of any flour.
Energetics: Full, sweet and sweet, they enter the Earth organs of Stomach & Spleen. Because of the dense complex carbohydrates and protein provided by the black beans they do not spike the blood sugar as many empty sweet desserts do. Black beans enter the Kidneys and nourish nourish yin.
As a holistic practitioner, I don’t usually speak of fractional or ‘parts’ of foods. I prefer to use the whole food for its overall energetic balance, however, chlorophyll, is a bit of an exception. It appears in varying degrees in all vegetable matter and its healing properties are simply amazing.
Tomatoes are running amok in my kitchen. Which sounds funny if you know me–I don’t love tomatoes and will pluck them off my plate–unless they are fresh or the sauce comes from tomatoes that I know ripened here and now. It’s a first world burden that comes from having a large garden with fresh tomatoes since I was little. The flavor is truly different and I love growing them. Continue reading
The year my daughter, Clara, was born we were lucky enough to have access to friend’s ancient (and over-productive) apple trees. We had bushels. We ate them fresh, made sauce, butters and jams. We baked pies and stuffed them into squash and grain pilafs. It was wonderful and Clara learned an appreciation for apples of different colors, shapes and texture.
Apples have wonderful, gentle healing properties that I can recommend for everyone, making them one of the few foods that are truly safe to eat everyday. Continue reading
Time for cherries!
If you’ve ever picked cherries, likely you have an appreciation for how much work goes into harvesting the delicate, tart orbs. Depending on the variety, each cherry tree can produce about 30 lbs of fruit. A single acre can be planted with up to 500 trees. That’s a lot of little fruit, and although there are mechanical harvesters, many cherries are still picked by hand making them one of the most labor intensive fruits. But they are well worth it. Continue reading