Category: food

Delicious nutritious tings!! #food https://ww…

Delicious nutritious tings!!
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Dinner list might was truly on point! Curried …

Dinner list might was truly on point! Curried chickpeas over jasmine rice, delicious!!

When your food is gorgeous! Shitake and oyster…

When your food is gorgeous! Shitake and oyster mushrooms, red peppers, onions, bok choy, and rice noodles. Cooked in all kind of goodness!!! #food #foodporn #yum #mushroomislife

Gorse

A tough customer of an herb if ever there was one, gorse is similar to the protagonist of a good detective novel: a toughened, prickly exterior hiding a soul of genuine beauty. Also known as broom, frey, furze, gorst, and goss among other names, gorse’s many spiny branches and upright yellow flowers make it stand out in the waste places of Britain and other parts of Europe where it often grows wild.

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Energy ~ Masculine

Planet ~ Mars, the Sun

Element ~ Fire

Deities ~ Jupiter, Thor, Lugh

Zodiac ~ n/a

Growing in the unforgiving lands of the heath, common, or moor, gorse is not exactly a plant that needs babying if you intend to garden it. Gorse is ever-flowering and its seeds are ever-germinating, so on the contrary, it can be a bit of a handful if you’re not prepared! It prefers, but doesn’t exactly need sandy, slightly acidic soil, and what it requires most is abundant direct sunlight. It can be burned back to rein it in if it starts to spread out of control, but even fire won’t stop this flower completely!

Though not as replete with medicinal uses as some of the herbs I’ve covered in the past, gorse is nevertheless a very versatile and useful plant! When crushed up, it makes good animal feed, and it burns extremely well, making it excellent fuel for old-fashioned ovens and the like. It can be used as a substitute for tea, the seeds (which burst out with a fantastic crackling noise) are highly nutritious, the flowers make a vibrant yellow dye, and while it’s growing, the many briars serve well as a shelter for young trees, as well as at keeping livestock or other animals from wandering in or out of a place!

Similarly, it’s said that this thorny plant can keep unwanted visitors of the supernatural variety, like certain faeries, at bay. In addition to protection from evil, gorse is known to attract gold, and thus finds great use in money spells! Said to give hope to the hopeless and ease life’s most terrible frustrations, gorse is used to bolster faith, abate jealousy, and increase optimism. It’s also used in love magick and for spells of gathering strength!

I feel like, since I’ve been on a kick with the Celtic Zodiac signs and such, I would be remiss to not mention gorse’s place in Druidic lore. A voracious light-seeker, gorse reminds us to always pursue the brighter places in life and take the high road. Do what feels right, not what abides by convention; follow your own spiritual sense for what’s best for you. If life has put you in a dark shadow, then pursue your own path back to the sunshine!

In flower language, gorse means “Love in all seasons.”

Dreaming of banana pancakes. These are so quic…

Dreaming of banana pancakes. These are so quick, easy, light and healthy. Banana and egg. That’s it! I love them topped with coconut yogurt and berries, plus a drizzle of maple syrup. With a matcha latte using @plenishcleanse cashew milk. www.pursuitofwellbeing.blog ➡️ Link in bio.
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Omlette vibes today. Spinach, mushrooms, feta …

Omlette vibes today. Spinach, mushrooms, feta and tomatoes. www.pursuitofwellbeing.blog ➡️ Link in bio.
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Sometimes a simple supper can be the best. @pr…

Sometimes a simple supper can be the best. @profusionorganic Chickpea pasta with broccoli, peas and asparagus, all coated in my homemade pesto. www.pursuitofwellbeing.blog ➡️ Link in bio.
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Last night I made turkey burgers, turkey is su…

Last night I made turkey burgers, turkey is such a good lean protein but it’s not my favourite. Yet this was delicious and juicy. I made them with feta, sundried tomatoes, onion, garlic, spices and seasoning. Rocket, houmous, avocado, tomato chutney. www.pursuitofwellbeing.blog ➡️ Link in bio.
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Yesterday’s lunch, homemade spicy chilli with …

Yesterday’s lunch, homemade spicy chilli with lettuce and sour cream. www.pursuitofwellbeing.blog ➡️ Link in bio.
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Tasty lunch of bits and pieces made for me by …

Tasty lunch of bits and pieces made for me by my Mumma. www.pursuitofwellbeing.blog ➡️ Link in bio.
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#blog #kinesiology #kinesiologist #food #cook #wellbeing #wholefood #realfood #nutrition #eatclean #cleanandlean #organic #health #healthy #paleo #healthyliving #glutenfree #cleaneating #fitness #mealprep #exercise #workout #healthyeating #yoga #strongnotskinny #barre #healthyisthenewskinny #pilates #henleyonthames #oxfordshire