Moments of calm, like deep and restful unmedicated sleep, often prove elusive to me, but their pursuit is a greater priority this New Year than dieting or rushing to the gym. Sleeplessness and anxiety are a vicious cycle because the one aggravates the other indefinitely.
No cookie can cure everything. But if you eat it slowly and appreciatively with a glass of almond milk or a chamomile tea, while listening to the gentle roar of a faraway ocean – this cookie might try.
- 3 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour (substitute up to ½ cup coconut flour in warm weather).
- ½ tbsp. mineral salt.
- 2 tbsp. mascobado sugaror jaggery.
- 1 tbsp. gotu kola powder.
- 1 tbsp. cassia cinnamon.
- ½ tbsp. cardamom powder.
- ½ tbsp. nutmeg.
- 2 tbsp. chia seeds soaked in 1 cup warm water.
- ¾ cup chopped pecans.
- 3 tbsp. ghee.
- Preheat your oven to 350 F.
- Add all the dry ingredients into a bowl and then mix well.
- Add ghee and fold in the chia seeds and tea or soaking water.
- Add enough additional water to form slightly sticky, but pliable dough.
- Form each of the cookies into a small ball or sphere and press flat onto a stainless steel or stoneware cookie sheet.
- Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until slightly golden.
Nourish your body and mind with these freshly baked calming cookies. With each piece, you’ll see how enjoyable it is to use food as medicine.