FOOD, MORE THAN a mere filling for the belly, can also pleasure the soul, fuel the body, and promote good health. The ideal food for inciting passion is light, moist, sweet, easily digested, and enzymatically active. Moist foods lend their yin to sexual fluids. Yang comes from their enzymes-the spark of life-and from their seed-reproducing capabilities. Naturally sweet foods, such as fruits and vegetables, provide energy and stamina.
The presentation of food is an opportunity for loving expressions of creativity. Make your food a mandala of love, celebrating the fantastic forms and colors of nature! Serve entrees on a bed of colorful greens, grated carrots, or cabbage. Decorate with colorful garnishes: try cucumber slices, radish roses, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower buds, carrot curls, sprouts, avocados scooped out with a melon bailer, buckwheat lettuce, sunflower greens, lemon slices, watercress, almonds, chopped nuts, olives, chopped red pepper, coconut, stuffed celery, berries, slices of citrus, pomegranate seeds, or star fruit slices. Stick a small bundle of green beans or asparagus spears in the round of a red pepper.
Sprinkle food with paprika or cinnamon. You can create beautiful designs by placing a lace paper doily or large maple leaf on top of a dish, then sprinkling your colorful powdered seasoning all around it. When you carefully remove the doily or leaf, you’ll have a stunning ornament! Use fresh herbs from your garden (basil, chives, cilantro, dill, fennel, oregano, mint, parsley, or rosemary). Add crunch and color with sesame, sunflower, chia, or poppy seeds. Use nuts, dried fruit, or edible flowers to make designs. Use pretty molds shaped like hearts or butterflies for cakes and pates. Set the table with beautiful serving ware. Decorate with edible flowers to cause your chakras to vibrate!
Prepare food with loving intention. Play beautiful music or positive self-help tapes while doing food prep. Remember food magic: When preparing food for you and your beloved, take turns putting a slice or spoonful into each person’s bowl. Energetically, you will be sharing of the same fruit.
Burn a red candle (hemp, beeswax, or soy candles are safer than paraffin) in the kitchen while preparing food for sexual vitality. Green can be used to call in love or health. Bless your food and give thanks.
Buying a product at the natural food store doesn’t necessarily make it healthy. Organic whole-wheat macaroni and cheese in a box is still a processed food. The best foods are unrefined ones that provide a wide range of colors and satisfy the senses. Make snacks an opportunity for health by letting nuts, seeds, yogurt, fruit, and vegetables replace candy and ice cream. If you allow the media to guide your food choices, the next step will be to ask your doctor is if this drug is right for you!