LIVE YUM: Sat Chit Ananda Chutney & Prema Pepita Poppers

By: Kristen Taylor and Liz Price-Kellogg

What are your intentions for 2018? What seeds do you wish to plant, cultivate, and grow? There’s no greater power than that of intention and attention. When we set an intention, we are triggering the transformation of energy and information. We are moving energy in the direction of that which we want to cultivate. Our attention energizes our thoughts and intentions. Thus the saying, “Where your attention goes, energy flows.” Through intention and attention we’re inviting the universe to work on our behalves. We encourage you to set your intentions now and, possibly, each day. Align them with your true self and frame them in a positive light. As you look back on your intentions over the year, you may notice you are fulfilling them or that there is potential to fulfill them with increased attention. Enjoy the process!

Below, we offer two NEW Live Yum recipes: our Prema Pepita Poppers and Sat Chit Ananda Chutney. These are versatile recipes and suitable for everyday chefs (like us). We also share a So Hum meditation technique that may be used to invite focus, clarity, and stress release. We encourage you to use the meditation the process of making these recipes as avenues to cultivate present moment awareness and self-love!


SAT CHIT ANANDA CHUTNEY

Sat Chit Ananda is a Sanskrit mantra offering messages of purity, consciousness, and bliss. This also describes our true self or who we really are! Sat translates to “absolute existence” or “truth.” Chit speaks to consciousness or being aware. And, ananda translates to bliss and the qualities of joy, love, and fulfillment. This is a beautiful mantra that may be used for creating increased expansion and wisdom in our lives. We created our Sat Chit Ananda Chutney with love and pure ingredients. Antioxidant-rich cranberries create a wonderful base for the recipe. Walnuts, golden raisins, and apple add to its textural bliss. You may use this with your favorite breakfast, savory, or sweet dishes. Makes 3 ½ cups. 

Ingredients: 
3 cups cranberries
1 small apple (diced)
1 medium garlic clove (pressed)
1 small shallot (minced)
1 tsp. fresh ginger (minced)
1 cup golden raisins
½ cup walnuts (chopped)
¼ cup packed orange zest
¼ cup pure maple syrup
Ground Himalayan salt (a couple turns/to taste)
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground cumin
1 cup water

Instructions: 

1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring ingredients to a boil and then simmer, uncovered, for about 15 minutes or until all cranberries pop.

2. Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool completely.

3. Refrigerate in a sealed glass container for up to a week or store in small, freezer-safe containers for year-long enjoyment.


PREMA PEPITA POPPERS

Prema is a Sanskrit word for “love” or “affection” and we feel these sentiments deeply for our Prema Pepita Poppers. Pepitas (or pumpkin seeds) contain heart-healthy magnesium, immune supporting zinc, plant-based omega-3 fats, and have been shown to have positive benefits for postmenopausal women and prostate health. Our Prema Pepita Poppers may be eaten alone as a snack, mixed in a salad, added to a breakfast hot cereal, or added to a vegan ice cream treat. Makes 2 cups.  

Ingredients: 
2T pure maple syrup
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1T ground curry powder
½ cup naturally sweetened
dried cranberries
1 cup unsalted pepitas
Ground Himalayan salt (to taste)

Instructions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Combine maple syrup, vanilla, and curry in a mixing bowl. Add cranberries and pepitas. Taste and add a small amount of salt if you deem appropriate (pepitas naturally taste saltier as they roast).

3. Pour mixture onto a greased baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Roast for 10 minutes.

4. Remove baking sheet and toss pepita mixture and spread mixture into an even layer again. Roast for another 7 to 10 minutes or until pepitas are golden brown.

5. Remove roasted pepitas from the oven and, using a spatula, transfer pepita sheets onto a ceramic plate (do not break up into smaller clusters yet).

6. After completely cool, break pepita sheets into generous clusters or poppers! Serve. (These may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days, though we don’t think they’ll last that long.)

 

Liz Price-Kellogg and Kristen Taylor, of Clayton, co-founders of Live Yum and authors of the book ‘For the Love of Food and Yoga: A celebration of mindful eating and being’ provide healthy recipes each issue. They are dedicated yogis, mothers, and seekers of well-being. They are passionate about growing in and sharing their passions, joys and loves of living a healthy and spiritually sound lifestyle. You can follow both Liz and Kristen by following their blog