Hiya eKa Circle,
Ever considered the saying “you are driving me nuts?” I tried to research where the saying birthed and the closest I could find is the 1820’s and a link to the word NUT and a term for “heading back.” Over time no doubt the word head and nut linked and it got me thinking about the walnut that is shaped exactly like a brain. Could that be the link? Those in tune see that natural foods that heal us give us little tell-tale signs of which area they are good for. Celery for bones, carrot, for eyes, avocado for the uterus, red wine for the blood, kidney beans for the kidneys- I could keep going. What I would like you to observe is that nothing is a coincidence! Such is the intelligence of this created universe. Sacred patterns beyond our comprehension.
So these days when we say someone is “nutty” it is seen as eccentric, whacky, crazy even and my question is- is that necessarily a bad thing? These labels stick that are thrown about; often given a sarcastic overtown by one that is afraid to stand out. Surely the confidence to be different or authentic is what this journey is about. Nuts are an incredible superfood….nutty characters are a superMOOD. Give me a nutty individual anyday – how dull to all be considered the same.
I was having flashbacks this morning of working in a vegan cafe that I used to cook for in the 80’s. It was freestyle- blackboard menu and I could cook any type of hippie style food I liked (what fun!) a great nut loaf was always a favourite of mine. I will get to the tofu cheesecake one day for you if that type of recipe interests you. On visiting over easter break my mum brought me a HUGE bucket of crunchy peanut butter and I have been thinking of clever ways to use it up. I was feeling a nut loaf birthing; not vegan this time as I had some eggs in the fridge but it certainly could be. Now peanuts aren’t technically a nut they are what we call a groundnut- a legume but I do really love them. If you have allergies by all means substitute any type of nut butter such as almond, cashew, or hazelnut. Making your own is super easy in the blender with a drizzle of organic oil.
Nuts are a powerblast of nutrition and no wonder as they are actually a seed. The original food given by Yah as the ideal nutritional imprint. See Genesis 1:29- “and Yah said “I have given you every green plant yielding seed that is on the surface of the whole land, and every tree, which has the fruit of the yielding seed. They are to be food for you.” Star seed needs tree seed to be healthy and whole. It is fractals once again including the essence within the seed of life. Please eat plenty of fruit, nuts and seeds. Amazing to me that the seed of the tree helps repair the nervous system tree in the body, isn’t that amazing? The GENE-sis (the etymology of sis in hebrew meaning to exalt, great joy or rejoice) affects the gene imprint. You are what you eat on a cellular level effectively. Please try to eat naturally and avoid seedless varieties of fruit and veg as they have been genetically modified. As discussed many times on the eka circle platform what we eat energetically has as much impact as what we physically eat.Examples such as your thoughts,friendships, sexual encounters, what you listen to musically, what you watch, words from others and belief systems all have a major impact!
Here are some reasons why nuts are so healing:
- Loaded with antioxidants
- Aid in weight loss
- Lower cholesterol and triglycerides
- Beneficial for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
- Reduce inflammation in the body
- High fibre
- Reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke
- Make you feel full
- Rich in nutrients
- Great source of protein
- Help to burn energy
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Repairs the nervous system
Try my throw together nut loaf recipe and let me know if you like it? This one is great as leftovers for a power packed nutritious lunch on the run or a snack when your blood sugars feel a little low. If you want to make it vegan “UP” the amount of chia seeds or add some oats. It is pretty solid so will hold together, use what you have in the pantry. I like a combo of different types of seeds and nuts.
Here are some no waste tips:
- Food process any leftover bread to make fresh breadcrumbs and store in the freezer for recipes such as this.
- Store your nuts in the freezer as it stops the moths and bugs eating the nutrition that is meant for you! Freezing also stops the nuts from going rancid.
- Freeze any leftover cooked rice for recipes like this one.
- Pick and dehydrate herbs when they are in season and store in jars in your pantry.
2 cups cooked rice
1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/3 cup pepitas
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 red onion, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 carrot, grated
2 stalks celery, finely diced
2 Tbsp savoury yeast flakes
2 tsp dried chilli flakes
1 tsp dried oregano
sunflower seeds, to sprinkle
Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Line a lamington pan with a piece of baking paper. Mix all of the ingredients together and press into the lined pan. Sprinkle with the sunflower seeds. Bake for 40 minutes or until the loaf begins to brown on top and feels cooked through when touched.Slice to serve. Easy Peasy!
Stay nutty 🤩
love & light
M + E
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