The yogi says, there is an enormous amount of energy in the Universe, and, of course, not all of that energy (even not smallest part of it) depends on the intentions of a single human being. We can control, and should do so, our inner condition first, because the external reality depends on many factors. Therefore, if one can interfere and affect the situation for good – act and do it, if can not – just let it go and stay in peace.
I was thinking about another side of this wise notion – what if I always can affect the situation for good? What if it is possible? What if I could feel capable to steer the river into the ocean of Love? What if millions of us are capable to steer the rivers into the oceans of LOVE?
What if millions of us are capable to steer the rivers into the oceans of LOVE?
Dr .A. Palatronis
I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do
One writes primarily to free oneself from oneself
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you
Hummus is very tasty:) Especially if made with love and tech-tips (technical tips). Here is a recipe and ingredient list for two servings, if taking into account hummus will be the main and the only dish for lunch or early dinner.
dry chickpeas, 3/4 cup OR canned (in glass jar only!) chickpeas, 2 cups. If canned chickpeas will be used – start to prepare hummus from Step 3
water for soaking (in step 1)
water for cooking (in step 2)
water for chickpeas exfoliating (in step 3)
purified water for mixing in a blender with other ingredients, 3/4 cup (step 4)
oregano, dry species, 4 tsp
salt, 1 tsp
turmeric, dry powder, 2 tsp
chili pepper, dry species, 1/4 tsp (optional)
black pepper, powder, 1/4 tsp
flax seed oil, 3/4 cup
lemon juice, 3 Tbsp
assortment of raw vegetables like carrots, celery stems, radish, cabbage; Nori sheets and cooked sweet chestnut as a side dish
! 1 US cup = 240 ml; tsp = teaspoon; Tbsp = tablespoon
!! US measuring cup is based on measure by volume. Different products differ in volume/weight ratio because of different density.
!!! If no US measuring cup available for this moment, use 150 g of dry chickpeas, 180 g (ml) of water for blendering and 100 g of flax seed oil
or find any cup in your kitchen which volume is 250 ml approximately and use it for measuring
P.S. After few months of attempts to use my kitchen cup and measured by eye the amount of species, I lastly bought a set of calibrated US measuring cups and special tea/tablespoons for measuring. Absolutely satisfied with that decision!
How to make it:
Step 1. Chickpeas soaking
Soak dry chickpeas overnight or at least for 8 hours
Soaked chickpeas will grow in size and now will have a volume of approximately 2 cups
Step 2. Chickpeas cooking
Cook chickpeas in water (no salt added!) on a medium heat and watch for the moment when a white foam will cover all the water surface
Remove from the heat and pour foamy water out
Replace water with a fresh one and cook again on a medium-to-low heat for 1 hour (the bubbles from boiling water should be little, no overcooking)
After cooking, pour out water and cool down chickpeas by adding and pouring out cold tap water (I have water filters installed, that why I can do so just using tap water)
Step 3. Chickpeas exfoliation
After cooking, pour out water and cool down chickpeas by adding and pouring out cold tap water (I have water filters installed, that why I can do so just using tap water). For canned chickpeas – fill a bowl with chickpeas with hot water for few minutes first, and then cool it down by adding and pouring out cold water
Roll cooled down chickpeas between the fingers slowly, firmly, but gently for 1 minute. Chickpeas should not be kneaded, the goal is to remove outer shell from it
Put a colander over an empty bowl
Add double amount of water to cover chickpeas sufficiently and then pour water out through a colander to catch the shells in it, while water will stay in a bowl
Repeat a scrolling of chickpeas and catching the shells 3 times while using the same water from a bowl
Step 4.Hummus mix
Put in a blender exfoliated chickpeas, purified water (3/4 cup), salt, species, lemon juice and flax seed oil
Mix in a blender on a medium-to-high speed for 2 minutes
Step 5. Serving
Serve in a medium bowls with sliced vegetables and/or Nori sheets as a side dish
Exfoliation of chickpeas is the most important step in all the process of chickpeas preparation. Even if using canned chickpeas, one should complete the Step 3 (chickpeas exfoliating) that is described in this tech-recipe, because. No need to exfoliate absolutely all shells, but the procedure should be repeated 3 times to ensure that most of the shell are removed
BECAUSE The SHELLS of chickpeas, as well as the shells of other beans or nuts like soybeans, sunflower seeds, almonds, etc., should not be used for consumption, even if they are fine-cut in a blender
One could notice, a true authentic hummus will always be prepared with de-shelled chickpeas
Turmeric and black pepper are synergistic species, they should always be used together
The set of species could vary, of course, from person to person. The set and exact amount of species in this recipe is developed for our taste. As well as the usage of cold pressed flax seed oil – the only one, in my opinion, worth to be taken inside a body.
Because chickpeas is a great source of proteins, would recommend to eat it during lunch or early dinner (dinner before 6 pm). Protein-boosted late dinner could be related with restless sleep/restless dreams (in case of vegan proteins) and nightmares (in case of non-vegan proteins).