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Let’s Roll Avocado!

Avocado Hand Roll with Ginger – Tamari Sauce

This hand roll has all the flavors of a veggie sushi roll, but it takes half the time to prepare. It can be loads of fun forming the sushi, as if it’s edible art. Plus, there are so many different fillings you can add to your hand roll, making a great alternative for dinner parties. The best part is, these hand rolls pear perfectly with a cold Japanese beer, or a hot sake depending on the day’s weather.

THIS RECIPE IS GLUTEN FREE AND NUT FREE | MAKES 6 – 8 HAND ROLLS

FOR THE RICE:

-I cup sushi rice (or brown rice) – 2 tbsp. rice vinegar – 1 tbsp. evaporated cane sugar – 1/2 tsp. sea salt

FOR THE FILLING:

1 (6oz) block gluten free baked Tofu, cut into thin matchsticks – 1/2 ripe avocado, pealed and cut into thin segments – 1/2 red or orange bell pepper, cut into thin matchsticks – 1 carrot, cut into long strips – 1 Persian (or 1/4 English) cucumber, halved and cut into thin strips – 4 toasted nori sheets (sea moss), halved – 2 tbsp. wasabi powder mixed with 1 tbsp. water (optional) – 1/2 cup pickled ginger

NOTE: Not all wasabi powder and paste is vegan. Search the label carefully for any added dairy.

To Prepare the Rice: Cook rice according to package directions. When cooked, transfer to large bowl. With wooden paddle, incorporate vinegar, sugar, and sea salt into rice until slightly sticky. Set aside to cool.

To Prepare the Filling: Arrange tofu, avocado, bell pepper, carrot, and cucumber on a plate within easy reach.

To Form the Hand Rolls:

  1. Place 1 nori (shiny-side down) in one hand. With dampened other hand, spread about 1/4 cup cooked sushi rice evenly over half the nori in a square.
  2. Place small amount of desired fillings in a diagonal line across rice, pointing toward thumb.
  3. Gently roll into a cone shape and seal edge with a few grains of sushi rice or with prepared wasabi (if using). Serve with ginger.

Eye got this recipe out of a vegan book written by Heather Bell and Jenny Engel, and Eye hope you enjoy making it as much as Eye did. Let’s Get to Rolling!

LIGHT + LOVE | RISHI OMKARA

 

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Got Milk?

Milk has been proved to be the rising cause of Osteoporosis. Researchers (Harvard and Swedish Studies) found that milk drinkers have significantly more bone loss and hip fractures than non milk drinkers. But don’t get too sad just yet, because as always, there is an alternative to this cow’s secretion that will still allow you to enjoy some of your favorite meals. The following recipe is for Hemp Milk, and is ten times healthier for consumption. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Spring Water
  • 4 tbsp. Hemp Seeds
  • 2 tbsp. Raw Agave
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut Sugar (optional)
  • Dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • Dash of Sea Sale

Preparation:  Blend all ingredients for 3 minutes. Store in glass jar and use in your soups, cereals, etc. It is good for up to 4 days refrigerated. No diary. No preservatives. No added chemicals!

This was really simple but Eye’m aware of how many people are dependent on Milk, so Eye hope this provides a little help towards a healthier you!

LIGHT + LOVE | RISHI OMKARA

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Eat Your Way to Balanced Chakra’s

Did you know that there are foods you can eat that will assist you in bringing balance to your Chakras? Your chakras are the 7 energy points along your spine that are directly related to the organs and functions of the human body. When these chakras are unbalanced or blocked, you find that the consequences are usually physical in nature. For instance, you can find yourself with headaches, liver and kidney problems, poor digestion, ulcers, respiratory problems, asthma, along with many others including Hypoglycemia and even Diabetes. So it is important that we are feeding these energy points with life, so that they reciprocate life in return. Here are some things you can eat in accordance to each Chakra, that will help bring about balance:

Muladhara – Root Chakra

Located: Base of Spine

Grounding & Security | Reproductive System

This Chakra vibrates with the colors red, dark brown, dark gray, and black, and connects us to feelings of being part of a community or “tribe”.

Associated Problems:

Colon issues, lower back pain, varicose veins, emotional issues surrounding money and security.

Foods to Eat:

Red or dark brown colored roots and vegetables, and protein.

Beets, parsnips, rutabaga, apples, pomegranates, burdock, rosemary, cloves, dandelion

Svadhisthana – Sacral Chakra

Located: Sacrum

Emotions & Sensitivity | Excretory Functions

Vibrating with orange hues, this chakra houses our creativity and sexuality and allows us to “go with the flow” of life.

Associated Problems:

Infertility, hip pain, sexual dysfunction, emotional imbalances, creative blockages.

Foods to Eat:

Orange colored foods, healthy fats, seeds, nuts, oranges, carrots, pumpkins, beans, peanut butter, calendula, fennel

Manipura – Solar Plexus Chakra

Located: Abdomen

Control & Vital Energy | Digestion

Yellow foods share the same color vibration for this chakra which expresses our personal power, balance of energy flow and radiates our “true self” outward.

Associated Problems:

Gas, bloating, liver issues, stomach ulcers, eating disorders, lack of confidence, procrastination.

Foods to Eat:

Yellow or Gold colored granolas, grains and complex carbohydrates, yellow peppers, yellow lentils, yellow squash, oats, celery, ginger, turmeric

Anahata – Heart Chakra

Located: Heart

Love & Warmth | Circulatory & Immune System

Green, rose, and pink shades are the colors associated with this loving, healing chakra.

Associated Problems:

Heart and lung problems, asthma, allergies, fear of intimacy.

Foods to Eat:

Green colored leafy vegetables, raw foods, green tea, sprouts, broccoli, kale, lavender, rose, basil, sage, parsley, jasmine

Vishuddha – Throat Chakra

Located: Throat

Communication & Creativity | Thyroid | Respiratory System

As the portal for communication, the Throat Chakra expresses the truth for the other chakras, and is attached to the colors of light blues and aquamarine.

Associated Problems:

Thyroid disease, frequent sore throat, difficulty expressing feelings

Foods to Eat:

Blue colored tart or tangy free growing fruits, liquids in general, sea plants, foods with high water content, soups, sauces, blueberries, blue raspberries, figs, kelp, peppermint, lemongrass

Ajna – Third Eye Chakra

Located: Middle of forehead between eyes

Understanding & Intuition | Endocrine & Nervous System

Linked with visions, dreams, divine guidance, this charkra’s colors of indigo and violet, invite us to try purple-red foods.

Associated Problems:

Depression, poor eyesight, hormonal imbalances, poor intuition

Foods to Eat:

Indigo or dark blush colored foods, chocolates, wine, grape juice, herbal teas, purple potatoes, blackberries, plums, purple grapes, mugwort, lavender, rosemary, juniper

Sahasrara – Crown Chakra

Located: Above the head

Enlightenment & Divinity | Metabolism | Central Nervous System

Associated with “Spirit” more than “matter”, this chakra is linked to the colors white, lavender and pastel colors.

Associated Problems:

Issues with sleep/wake cycle, feeling disconnected from your body or others, difficulty meditating, spiritual discomfort

Foods to Eat:

Violet, purple, or white colored foods, raw, organic foods, juices, lavender, smudging herbs, incense,fasting, detoxing, fresh air, sunlight, nature.

Hope these are good suggestions and helpful information to those seeking, any questions feel free to contact. Our Chakras have a direct connection to our body, our health, our wealth and the way we love, so Eye hope this helps sum up some simple information on exactly how we can eat our way to creating balance. Please remember that bringing balance to your energy field isn’t limited to your diet, it consist of your everyday habits and thinking. Eating better is a great first step.

LIGHT + LOVE | RISHI OMKARA

 Eye simply combined information from dahnyoga.com and fionalandrews.info and 7 Chakras for Beginners to create this post.