Realize the Value not just the price !

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This creamy Cauliflower soup is made from the cast off trimmings that typically end up in the compost ! In cooking mindfully and Divinising the food , the cauliflowers encompassed so much more! I am filled with gratitude in recognizing it always !

Stalks and leaves of 4 medium sized cauliflowers
1 large potato, peeled, quartered
Smoked salt for seasoning to taste( 1.5 – 2 teaspoons)
1/2 gallon( approximately, )water
1/4 teaspoon saffron strands or one large pinch( optional)
1 lemon

In a large Dutch oven, bring all ingredients to a boil.
Simmer for at least 35-40 minutes.
Blend till smooth . Add more liquid to get soup consistency of choice.
Finish with a splash of lemon juice.

Find a sunny corner. Ladle into bowl. Be grateful! Savour!!

To Market ! To Market ! To Pray, Love! Eat !!!!!

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Woke up this morning with the added excitement of Market Day. I love to absorb the vibrancy of the Farmer’s Market produce. The light breeze whistles and sings through the tents. The apples, persimmons, oranges, grapes and strawberries reflect the transitory season in Northern California Bay Area . We are saying goodbye to summer and slowly welcoming the Fall!!!!
I am grateful and in the moment of feeling blessed am chanting the Om and the Gaytri Mantra as I pick bitter melons, purslane, ladies fingers , green pumpkin and more. The farmer smiles, folds his hands and softly says, ” thank you for blessing and praying for my veggies “! I fully experienced that moment!
Bitter melons , sautéed with onions, nigella seeds, dried mango powder, turmeric and paprika.
The pumpkin is simmering in its own juices with the Bengali Paanch Phoron 5 spice. The sour in it is a dash of coconut vinegar.

The preparation of the dishes was fully infused with love. An intention of nourishment for the body and soul.
This is real cooking! Real food!
So, don’t just know your food and farmers but know the people and what they feel when they cook your food !!!!THINK !!!LL!

I am enjoying my journey on the Divinity and Spirituality of food and cooking! A new level of wellness!

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