Part of healing trauma is paying attention to the practical parts of life. Trauma disorganizes and scatters so many pieces of your life, it’s a re-learning how to do basic things like clean and organize your house, schedule yourself in a way that is not harmful, have meaningful work in the world, and of course, move and nourish your body. Self-care starts with what I call Earth activities: things that are basic to your daily existence.
To that end, Psycholobitch will feature weekly recipes designed to nourish your body, heart, and soul, and the Earth: Psycholobites. We will offer tips for meal planning, ingredients, and nutritional advice along the way. Healthful eating has always been important to me, but I didn’t realize how connected it could be to healing until I read THIS article. I can always up my game and be healthier.
First recipe: a vegan spring soup. It’s delicious and with the addition of turmeric and gingeer, you pack a double-punch against inflammation. I used powdered turmeric and ginger because that is what I had, but I would prefer to grate fresh roots into my soup.
I cook intuitively, and soups leave plenty of room for improvisation. So this is more of a road map than and actual recipe. Enjoy nourishing your body.
a couple handfuls of raw cashews
coconut oil-about a tablespoon or two
salt and pepper to taste
pinch of nutmeg
2-4 celery stalks
To make the soup, saute the cashews and chopped leeks and celery in the coconut oil. When they are relatively wilted, scoop them into a blender. You could also add water into your pot and use a hand blender. Add water-just eyeball how much, then the turmeric and ginger. If you feel yourself getting a cold, put extra ginger in there. Blend everything until it is super smooth, add salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg. Adjust seasonings as you like. Heat again and enjoy slowly, with grace and gratitude.
Bitches know how to take care of themselves, oh yes they do.