Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Winter Solstice Quinoa


DEC. 22nd 2011- 12:30am Southern Ontario, Canada EST

Many happy tidings of the new cycle, whenever it is you celebrate it!


give things away
honour the four directions, the elements and seasons

rejoice in the winter solstice as it begins of the new cycle towards light (summer solstice)

ceremoniously set your intentions

light candles and burn a yule log in honour of the coming sun's ascent

meditate on gratitude in the darkness

cook, share and feast with friends and family!

Solstice Quinoa Vessel

Fill a special vessel/bowl with these ingredients and offer in celebration:

1 cup quinoa, cooked
1 avocado, cubed
2 small sprigs of wormwood, chopped
handful of dates, halved
1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp agave nectar
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper
fresh grated ginger or ginger powder to taste

*WORMWOOD is a sacred herb often used medicinally that is also symbolically used for protection and also to make absinthe and vermouth. Brewed as a tea it aids digestion, it can be garden grown or specialty store purchased. It is spiritually useful for celebrating pagan holidays and rituals. It has a pleasant and fragrant aroma! It should not be taken during pregnancy and used with sensitivity as it should not be taken in large quantities! The oil of this perennial herb is actually poisionous! In my experience of growing it (below) it is generally easy to tend to, can handle direct sun light and likes lots of water.

(below) wormwood (left)

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, this looks wonderful and includes all the flavors that I crave. I've never used wormwood ... can you tell me a bit more about it? And is there anything one could substitute for it? I have another question for you ... would you like to share one of your vegan recipes with my readers in February (the first Friday of the month)? If so, please drop me a line (reducefootprints at gmail dot com). I hope you'll say yes ... your recipes are always so lovely! Take Care! :-)