Love, Intuition & Gluten-Free Cookies
Over the years I’ve written a lot about the five senses and how food is the only thing other than sex that utilizes all of them. Therefore, food has a sensual and powerful impact on our lives more than we realize. However there is one other sense that’s been left out and one that we were never taught to utilize or recognize from an early age and that’s intuition. So as I sit here at almost midnight writing this post, I have to wonder how do we learn to trust us our gut more…especially when it comes to love?
As I tried for other past week to trust and have faith in The Carpenter, my gut would scream at me as it did over the past month.
He’s dragging you down.
He’s not telling you everything.
Don’t trust him.
For the love of God Melissa…run.
But with a heart bigger than I know what to do with, I stuck it out, gave second chances and that’s when the universe decided to hit me over the head to make me realize, it’s time to let go.
So the other night as my phone lit up like a Christmas tree with angry text messages that barely made sense, I wondered why I even bothered with second chances. Shoulda, woulda, coulda. Maybe in the end, it’s just another lesson that while I have a heart bigger than I know what to do with and give too much, I also have an intuition that screams at me waving red flags, sounding alarms and wearing bright fluorescent pink.
Damn, that poor intuition has GOT to be tired.
So this evening, I decided to write and bake cookies. Now while I’m not much of a baking diva (exact measurements freak me out), I couldn’t help but ache for the comfort of my mother today. So by baking tonight in the wee hours of the morning, I decided to stimulate the limbic area of the brain that deals with emotion, pleasure, motivation and types of memory associated with of course, food. Yes, Sexy Food Therapy at it’s best.
APPLE DROPPLIN’ COOKIES
2 ½ cups of ground almond meal
¼ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup melted coconut oil
¼ cup raw honey
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp baking powder
AYURVEDIC APPLESAUCE MIXTURE
¼ cup applesauce
½ tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp ghee
Couple of squeezes from the juice of half a lemon
1 tsp agar agar flakes dissolved in 4 tsp of hot water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients from the first paragraph of ingredients separately from the wet. Combine the two together and make balls to flatten leaving an indent in the middle for the Ayurvedic apple mixture. Leave cookies roughly 1” apart from one another.
For the applesauce mixture, combine all ingredients leaving the agar agar mixture to the end.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and enjoy.
If you haven’t used agar agar, then you must. It’s a wonderful alternative to gelatin and is derived from seaweed. It’s tasteless and combines well making amazing molds. The applesauce mixture I’ve used here is an incredible digestive aid and to support digestion with cardamom is ideal for worry that at times can consume us…especially when love fails.
So as I’ve taken the time to lick my wounds after falling in love with someone who turned out to be a man I could no longer be with, I look over and with trust, hold hands with my intuition (still dressed in that snazzy fluorescent pink outfit) and share a cookie with it at almost 2am. So how do we utilize it’s bright pink energy in matters of love? Flood ourselves with a grandiose, crazy, slightly illogical and a highly romantic feeling that it will guide us into the right direction by a little something called…faith.