Saturday, December 17, 2011

Shanti Couscous

A healthy and hearty meal for lunch or dinner.
Ingredients; (amounts depend on how many you are feeding!)

Green beans
Almonds chopped
Dried fruit, apricots, raisins or both
Cracked black pepper
Sesame seeds
Ground coriander

Mix the couscous with the cracked black pepper, ground coriander, chopped almonds and dried fruit, add about the same quantity of boiled water as the couscous and cover, leave for about 3-5 mins.

Gently stir-fry your broccoli; aubergine and green beans, just before finishing cooking add a good quantity of sesame seeds.

Uncover the couscous and add the vegetables and lastly some chopped pieces of tangerine and mix it all up.
Serve with a delicious crunchy apple!

Saying a mantra before food is important for us yogis, as it neutralises the food and makes it an offering to the divine that dwells within you, making eating a more nourishing and beneficial experience rather than just for satisfying the senses.
Also any angry or cross emotions that are felt by the cook during preparation of the food would have been induced into the food by vibrations. By saying the mantra it harmonizes and purifies the food again making it a more wholesome experience and helps us with our journeys to find our true nature. The mantra you should use is as below:

Brahmarpanam Brahmahavir Brahmagnau Brahmanahutam
Brahmaiva Tena Gantavyam Brahmakarma Samadhina.

(Brahman is the oblation, Brahman is the offering, and he who always sees Brahman in action shall reach Brahman.)

Enjoy your Shanti Couscous!
Smiling from the heart. :-)

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