May 13, 2011

Garudasana and Farmer's Market Soup

Garudasana ~ Eagle

Garuda: King of the Birds, Devourer

The animal diety Garuda is said to be born with a great hatred for evil and roams about the universe devouring the bad. Use Garudasana to feel strength in balance and to expel negativity. 

Astrid Kirschenbaum in Maui wearing ener~chi tie-dye pants, also shown on doodle. 

Dinner Tonight –– Fresh from the Farmer's Market! Try buttery, nutty, creamy Fava Beans. 

Fava Bean Soup

2 cups Fava Beans (about 2 lbs in shell.)
1 cup chopped White Onion
2 1/2 cups Chicken or Vegetable Stock
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil

1. Remove beans from pods. 
2. Blanch beans in boiling water for 2 minutes. 
3. Saute the onions in olive oil, season with salt.
4. Stir in chicken stock, bring to a simmer.
5. Add fava beans, simmer until tender.
6. Add parmesan. 
7. Pureé.
8. Season with lemon juice and pepper. 

Hana Highway, Maui

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