“The ingredients being prepared for a meal possess their own life force, but another hidden energy that most people overlook is also present in every meal: that energy comes from you.” ~ The Sacred Kitchen
We have friends staying with us for a few weeks, which we are loving, because it almost makes the world seem smaller when we can travel and still have those that are dear to us around. This couple rocks in the kitchen and we are thrilled to have a house full of foodies. You can imagine the action our kitchen is seeing.
Yesterday, after all four of us went to our respective yoga classes, I got home to this amazing lunch that Jonathan had thrown together. I love cooking, but I also love having food made for me, and coming home to a fully prepared meal, that was made with joy is such a blessing. I’ve been reading about this in The Sacred Kitchen, but of course its something that I’ve known for a while; food prepared with love, intention and joy is enhanced by it. And the enhancement isn’t just energetic. You can feel it, taste it and be healed by it.
This lead me to look up the word ‘imbue’. Because that is what we do when we cook something with our hands; we imbue it with our state of being in that moment.
imbue: spread or diffuse through; to instill; inspire.
Jonathan doesn’t typically do recipes and is like a mad artist in the kitchen throwing things together. He loves Indian food, and most of what he has made for me is spiced in a very delicious Indian way. So this is what we had:
Gluten free jasmine rice
Garam Masala chick peas and collards
Kale salad with a lemon/olive oil dressing