Black bean and turmeric hummus

Using a food processor, put together

One can of black beans (organic, low sodium) rinsed and drained

1 heaping tablespoon tahini.

Pulse gently until blended. (About 10 pulses)

Add to that –

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons lime juice

5 grinds of Himalayan or sea salt

I tablespoon dried cilantro

1 tablespoon turmeric

1/4 cup water

1/2 tablespoon dried chopped minced onion

Process until creamy smooth, about 1 minute.

Add up to
1/2 teaspoon “Miracle Blend” salt to taste, blending in.

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Poem – wine

Every day I eat a handful of grapes.
They are fermenting in me
making wine
in my blood.

The bread of my life
is laid out before you.

How many communion wafers
do you have to eat
to become the Body of Christ?
What is the half life of Jesus?

How long does it take
to know
I’m already
ready,
already
enough?

Poem – empty/silent

Because of this line between us
we are empty.
Empty hearts make for bad bedfellows.

Because of this line between us
we are brave.
Brave enough to be silent.

Our braveness
and our emptiness
fill us up
and empty us out.

Sometimes we don’t know
if we are
coming
or going.

Sometimes both.
Because we sure aren’t here.

Perhaps somewhere in our silence
we can stop
long enough
to be still
and see each other
for real,
for the first time.

Seeing and being seen is such a raw thing.
Unopened, closed off we are safe
from exposing our soft spots.

We face off like duelists,
turned sideways,
never straight on
for to turn sideways
is to expose less of yourself
and to protect your heart.

The heart is what matters most
after all.

So we draw these lines
between us
and are empty
and silent
always afraid
we’ll get hurt.