"A more secret, sweet and overpowering beauty appears to man when his heart and mind open to the sentiment of virtue."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is a very easy recipe that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes for friends (or yourself). I often bring this to parties, meditation groups, or to pregnant or nursing women.
Sesame is used as both a medicine and for spiritual purposes. It is said to be a tonic for the brain, to increase the internal digestive fire, to strengthen the hair, teeth and body and destroy phlegm.
Sesame sweeties are ideal for balancing vata dosha, and can be enjoyed in moderation by pitta and kapha.
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup raw honey (preferably local)
2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds, ground in blender
2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter or tahini
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded coconut plus additional for garnish
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together until it forms a stiff and crumbly dough. Roll into balls. To garnish, you can roll them in additional coconut or sesame seeds.
About the Author
Briya (Rachel) Freeman is a facilitator specialized in meditation, ayurveda and modern spirituality. She is passionate about exploring the potentials of human consciousness in a way that respects, unites and transcends global culture and tradition.
Briya is a long-term student of Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a female mystic and shaman of South American origin. She also holds studies in ayurveda at Anjali School of Ayurveda (Kerala, India) and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Ottawa. She is the creator of Ayurveda for Vibrant Living, a practical exploration of the fundamentals of the science of self-healing.
Briya is based in Ottawa, Canada and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org