Luxurious porridge w sesame milk + flat on the groud

Posted by: on Mar 26, 2013 | 37 Comments

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I often find myself lying on the ground at the moment. In front of the fire, in the kitchen, on the cold not-yet-spring grass or the hot bathroom floor, body spread all over like something that completely has it’s own life and needs. It sure has and I cannot control it. Does this sound too weird? I’m not sure but I don’t mind honesty I guess. It’s as rare and delicate as an old piece of fine vintage clothing or a thin ceramic cup, made by the hands of a loved one. This body of mine suddenly house so many conflicted feelings and urges. Bursts of energy alongside endless tiredness. Tears together with laughter and not to mention a baby’s growing body together with the one that is already here and thought it was oh so strong and steady. I rise and crumble at the same time, over and over humbled and stunned by this world and this creation, by what we can do to support ourselves, one another and the whole of it all. Not to sound too pretentious but with cracks, we expand, light always enter and by embracing that light we find new ways and new bravery.

This week, a sensuous and luxurious breakfast porridge is my way. The thing I need is just this. What do you need?

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Fun & Fabulous Facts

Open Sesame! Personally I have been hooked on the alkalizing and powerful sesame milk for a very long time, we met way before I started making nut/oat milk and it was a result of a brief encounter with a woman on a bus telling me about the benefits of sesame milk. I was still living at home at the time and when I started blending those seeds every morning my dad got curious, turned out he made sesame milk when he was my age too. Sesame as a crop has been around for quite sometime, domesticated for well over 5000 years. Women of ancient Babylon would eat a mixture of sesame and honey for health and beauty while Roman soldiers ate it for strength and energy. I love food with stories but the story I wish to talk to you about today is a bit different though, but definitely equally exciting.

Do you know about the ”Got Milk” campaign? A million dollar movement  and ads with the purpose of making us drink more milk to get strong, smart, healthy and beautiful. But is this really the best way to get our calcium, b12 and vitamin D? While milk does contain all of these components there are a few other factors we need to consider as well. What about the lives of the beautiful cows? They do not live on a sweet farm anymore and they certainly do not get to much fresh grass all day (unless you go get your milk from a local organic farmer). Instead most ”dairy cows” live incredibly sad lives in horrible environments with food and hormones that is far from natural and I am sorry but we cannot forget about how their lives end. We are a human beings living on this earth today and seriously, we need to do our research. Watch ”Food inc” and ”Food matters”, read ”Eating animals” and make your own non government bought decisions.

..and what about sesame seeds? These little wonders actually contain a higher level of calcium than milk but the awesome part is that the seeds also hold an impressive amount of magnesium which together with vitamin d is essential for calcium absorption. Magnesium also stimulates our calitonin production, calitonin is a hormone that makes calcium stay in the bones thus keeping it from being absorbed into the soft tissues. But why would calcium be absorbed into our soft tissues? Isn’t it´s place in our bones and teeth? Well, if our blood gets too acidic our clever body try balancing this by drawing alkalizing minerals (like calcium) from our bones. Not very surprisingly dairy – especially the products from cows – are very acidic and the countries where dairy consumption is high, so are the numbers of people suffering from osteoporosis. Worth a though.

An important thing to remember is to soak the seeds in water and acid (like lemon juice) and thoroughly rinse them before blending your milk. This starts the digestion process of the seed, reducing the amount of oxalic acid that would otherwise interfere with the absorption of calcium. And yes, get some good vitamin D supplements.

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Luxurious spelt porridge w sesame milk

This warming and wholesome porridge will with it’s many luxurious additions completely change the way you think about a plain old bowl of porridge. This one brings ecstasy to my taste buds and leaves me full and nourished for a long time. Tip 1: make a big batch of spelt – it will come in handy in salads, as snack, when baking or making a soup. Tip 2: Upon rising, start cooking the spelt, then you have time for some journalling/yoga/meditation/sunbathing while it cooks.

Luxurious spelt porridge, 2 large port

1/2 cup whole spelt (farro)
1 cup water + soaking water
1/2 vanilla bean, cut open
1/2 tsp himalayan salt or other good quality salt

1/2 tsp maca
1 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1. Soak the whole spelt overnight (or 6-8 hours)
2. Rinse them well and them add to a saucepan along with the water and vanilla bean, bring to a boil and then let simmer for 45 min, add salt towards the end.
3. Add Maca and spices when ready.

Raw Sesame milk

1 cup sesame seeds – always use unhulled!
1 tsp lemon juice / apple cider vinegar
3 cups pure water + soaking water
3 medjool dates
1 tsp cardamom

1. Soak the sesame seeds in water and the lemon juice or apple cider vinegar overnight (or 8 hours), rinse thoroughly and drain
2. Add sesame seeds, water, dates and cardamom to a high speed blender and blend away. Done!
Tip 1: If you want to you can pour the sesame milk through a nut milk bag and remove the pulp. If so, add dates and cardamom afterwards. Tip 2: Check out Sarahs gorgeous video on how to make nut/seed milk

Toppings

1 handful lightly toasted coconut chips
1 handful unsulphured raisins
1 blood orange

Time for a luxurious and insanely tasty breakfast party!

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So along with all that ”sesame open” power and floor scattered honesty I´m off for a walk in the sunshine (knowing I might end up on the ground).

Remember what I wrote earlier in the post? ”What do you need?” Go ponder! Go do! Go honest!

With much much love,

°°Elenore°°

 

 

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37 Comments

  1. Christina
    26 mars, 2013

    I really love you being honest and real. Your words are beautiful and I can totally relate to the way you are feeling. We all go through humble times but come out even stronger and brighter! Love, Christina

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  2. Rebecca Jane
    26 mars, 2013

    Elenore you beautiful lady!
    Today i need to appreciate silence, to stop and let my mind wander to where it needs to. To rest my body so that both body and mind can communicate. I’m going to make a cacao and coconut hair mask and take care of myself.

    I hope you find a lovely patch of earth to rest in xxx

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    • ElenoreEarth
      28 mars, 2013

      What a beautiful way to take care of yourself.. m-mm and to let mind and body and soul communicate, we all need more of that!
      Wise words!

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  3. Valeria
    26 mars, 2013

    I hear you about the factory dairy farms. But what about organic milk from grass-fed cows? I get it at my local farmer’s market and I am happy to pay premium and to give it to local farmers who do well with the welfare of their animals. It tastes delicious and it FEELS healthy. That said, my milk consumption is limited to a splash in my coffee in the morning, that’s it. Instead, when I feel like drinking a glass of milk, it is usually almond milk –that’s why I started to make it at home. Now you got me curious about making sesame milk, too. About the vitamin D supplements, don’t we get enough from a balanced diet (I comsume (sustainable) oily fish and organic eggs in moderate amounts during the week) plus sunshine? I am against supplements as a general approach…I’d like to hear your thoughts about it. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it sounds stunningly good, totally bookmarked.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      28 mars, 2013

      Hi Valeria,

      So great to hear your thoughts and reactions! I would say YEAH! What you are doing is a beautiful way of supporting loving agriculture
      and people and humans living together with respect. This is so far from the agribussiness which is so widely spread in this world at the
      moment and which also has all of these side effects and horrible effects on both humans and earth.
      If we are talking animal milk and your health, you might want to try goats milk instead since it’s way easier for your body to digest.
      But still, I would not say that your sweet splash of milk in that coffee would harm you if you are strong and healthy and happy <3

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  4. Anna
    26 mars, 2013

    Dear Elenore,

    yet another mouthwatering recipe I cannot wait to try! Thank you so much for coming up with it!! As for the ups und downs of pregnancy – hang in there! If lying on the floor is what you need at this moment, then be it so. You know, everything that happens is good for something :)

    Love and sunshine!!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      28 mars, 2013

      I agree, everything that happens is good for something! :) Especially in these times <3 Thank you for your support!

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  5. A tasty love story
    26 mars, 2013

    Oh Elenore.

    Sounds like you got a lot going on inside of you at the moment (SO Exciting)! This porridge is lovely and I too love food with stories, especially when they go way back and include healing powers discovered in ancient times!
    I truly believe this baby of yours is gonna be strong and beautiful (with patents like you, wow ;) ) and I wish you all the best and look forward to follow your journey!

    Love and sunshine from Josephine

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    • ElenoreEarth
      28 mars, 2013

      I know right!? ancient food stories, ceremonies and the history about food the meetings around the table – it’s all so interesting and I do think we have a lot to learn from it..

      Have a beautiful easter and thank you so much for just being lovely, honey!

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  6. Annakarin
    26 mars, 2013

    Thankx honey. Googled on sesame milk and found you. Sweet.
    Going blogging aswell…. see you in blogg life or in real life soon.
    xxx

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  7. Natalia
    26 mars, 2013

    This porridge looks wonderful – it will be perfect now that the colder weather is setting in here in NZ :) And your words are touching as always x

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    • ElenoreEarth
      28 mars, 2013

      oh, sweetest Natalia, thank you so much and also I promise, it will chase the cold right out!

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  8. Briar
    27 mars, 2013

    This is so beautiful, Elenore – thanks for sharing your delicious wisdom!

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  9. Amy Jo - Pure and Simple
    27 mars, 2013

    I have been hooked on blood oranges the past few months. So gorgeous and sweet and juicy. I love what you did with them!

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  10. Shilpa
    27 mars, 2013

    This is perfect! Spring is taking her time to arrive here in Ontario, Canada and this is perfect for the in between weather and lack of sun we are having. Thank you for this!

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  11. Lindsay Loves Veggies
    27 mars, 2013

    I knew that sesame seeds were high in calcium, but I never thought of making them into a seed milk. Thanks for the wonderful recipes and information!

    By the way, I am in love with your photography. You capture everything so beautifully!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      28 mars, 2013

      Oh honey! Thanks a million <3 You touch my heart with your words <3

      Much much love and I hope you’ll like the milk!

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  12. Thess
    28 mars, 2013

    Beautifully written! It is so important to listen to your body, especially now that you have so many hormones raving around, and a little one growing inside! Right now, my body tells me to turn inside and meditate more, be in the nature and stay quite and listen, so that is what I intend to do:) The recipe looks amazing! I have actually never tried sesame milk, so I will definitely give it a go! Have a beautiful day!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      28 mars, 2013

      Hi Thess!

      I love how you took the time to write down what you need and in doing so, honoring them!
      Thank you so much for your kind and sweet words – I take them to my heart!

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  13. Petra
    31 mars, 2013

    This recipe inspired me to make sesame milk for the first time – I love it! I started to eat vegan a few weeks ago for health reasons (inflammation and joint pain – reactive arthritis from a bacteria called campylobacter jenuni).
    Best regards from Switzerland,
    Petra

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    • ElenoreEarth
      2 april, 2013

      That´s great! So good to hear you are taking new roads! Be well and thrive <3

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  14. Ivelina
    31 mars, 2013

    Elenore, you never fail to come up with beautiful and creative recipes and just the right and soothing words to go along with them!
    Spring is just around the corner, yet winter can be so persistent /we had a snowstorm earlier this week/! Surely at this time of the year I appreciate more than ever having fresh, bright colors in my plate as well!
    The soaking in water+acid made me curious – does this go for all kinds of seeds?

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    • ElenoreEarth
      2 april, 2013

      Oh thanks a million sweetness! Your words are honey and I am so glad there are people out there like YOU who takes everything to your heart. That´s making this world a grander place. A bit of acid in the soaking water is good for seeds that are a little bit harder to sprout but it would benefit all soaking processes still.

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  15. Shilpa
    3 april, 2013

    This was definitely divine! Thank you! Do you have any ideas on how to use the sesame pulp? Thanks lovely Elenore!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      6 april, 2013

      If you run the milk through a nut milk bag and end up with some pulp you´re in luck;) Use it for raw fruit porridges, raw bread (or baked bread), pancakes, in smoothies, raw hommus – the possibilities are endless really <3

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  16. Shilpa
    9 april, 2013

    Thanks sweet Elenore!

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  17. Judith
    12 april, 2013

    Hi Eleonore,

    Thank you so much for yet another wonderful recipe! I hope you and the little sprout are doing well!
    I’ll give the recipe a try tomorrow morning. It seems like exactly what I need to mix up my morning routine :-)
    mycket tack!
    Judith

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  18. stacy
    13 april, 2013

    Hi
    I love reading your blog, which I only discovered recently. I am on my own quest to heal myself and I believe a predominantly vegetarian, with some raw food and some lean meat is the way to go. I too passionately believe in the importance of the sourcing of your food, the responsibility you have to Mother Earth in choosing organic, non-GMO, seasonal, local produce for your sustenance. I was intrigued by your sesame milk recipe. I wanted to know whether you had tried making it with alternative sweeteners? I have a weakness to yeast and so sugars need to be kept to a minimum. I usually get round this using xylitol and now that Stevia is allowed in the UK, I am starting to experiment with that. I do have some dried fruits in my diet as the vitamin and fibre benefits are just too great so I could make it with dates sometimes, but wondered if you had experimented with added pure vanilla, xylitol or stevia instead?

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  19. Maria - Vilda barn
    28 april, 2013

    För att inte tala om att de fina små kalvarna inte får dricka sin mammas mjölk utan hålls borta, medan mamman står där och har mjölkstockning efter mjölkstockning… Det är så otroligt sorgligt.

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  21. jenny
    22 maj, 2013

    youre the best elenore. love you! <3

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  22. Emmie
    31 maj, 2013

    Hej!
    Hittade till denna fantastiskt fina och inspirerande blogg från instagram.
    Blir supersugen på att testa gröten, men undrar vad whole spelt farro är, försökte googla men fick ingen klarhet i det. För whole spelt trodde jag var helt dinkel, men så stod det att farro inte var samma, hmm…

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    • ElenoreEarth
      1 juni, 2013

      Hej Emmie! Så kul att du hittat hit! Whole spelt och farro är samma sak vad jag lärt mig i all fall. Sedan finns det givetvis olika sorters hel spelt..
      Jag körde på Saltås!

      Lycka till <3

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