The third eye chakra, when in balance, helps us determine between truth and illusion. One of the greatest illusions is separation from others. Our society is so focused on “us versus them” that we forget or fail to recognize that we are all really part of a greater whole. We are all connected to each other and to the world around us. Food can be one of the greatest ways to bring people together.
Foods that can help bring the ajna into balance are dark blue or purple foods like eggplant, dark grapes, plums, and black currants.
Mixed Berry Cobbler
This week’s recipe is an adaptation of Betty Crocker’s 40th Anniversary Cookbook’s fresh blueberry cobbler (full confession: I didn’t buy enough fresh blueberries so I used some frozen mixed berries to make up the difference).
Last week’s recipe was from the Betty Crocker cookbook that my grandmother gave my mom; this week is from the edition that my mom gave me. Some of my best memories from childhood are of working with my mom and grandmother in the kitchen and the joy of sharing food and fun with family.
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 T. cornstarch
- 4 c. berries (I used 2 1/2 c. blueberries and 1 1/2 c. mixed berries)
- 1 t. lemon juice
- 3 T. shortening
- 1 c. flour
- 1 T. sugar
- 1 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 c. milk
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Stir in berries and lemon juice. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole; keep berry mixture hot in oven.
Cut shortening into flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in milk. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto hot berry mixture.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm.