Ekadasi MoFo

October 29, 2009 at 5:31 pm | Posted in Bhakti Yoga, cooking, ekadasi, vegan mofo | 1 Comment
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mofo3Today is ekadasi, a day when devotees of Lord Krishna abstain from eating grains and beans as “sin personified” is said to be hiding in these foods. It is a day not to focus on pleasures of the body, but to focus on strengthening our relationship with Krishna. Today is also the first of the last 5 days of the holy month of Kartika. This is a great time to get those austerities and vows in if one did not take any vows or austerities or broke their vows during Kartika.

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THE ULTIMATE SUPERFOOD- AGAVEBALLS.

2 dl hasselnuts (or other nuts)
1 dl dried papaya (or any other fruits you might think)
2 dl dried dates, chopped fine
1 dl raisins
1/2 dl agave nectar
little rosewater (optional, I used a few drops of orange juice instead)

1 dl coconut flakes

Roast the nuts in 175 degrees Celsius for about 12-14 minutes.  Chop them into pieces. Mix with dried fruits, and add the honey. Turn into small balls and roll in coconut flakes.  Keep in the fridge until served.

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EKADASI CUPCAKES

2dl buckwheat flour*
2dl potato flour
2dl coconut flakes
a bit of cardamon
1 teaspoon of soda (bicarb)
4dl chopped, dried dates
2 bananas, squashed
1dl raw cane sugar (or such)
180gr melted margarine or 2dl of sunflowerseed oil (or such, not olive though)
3dl orange nectar/juice (apple and peach work nicely, too)

Mix all the dry ingredients.  Add the rest. Place the dough into cupcake molds. Bake in 240degrees Celsius for about 10-12 minutes.

These taste best right on the same day when made, so if you get by the mornings just bake these on the actual ekadasi. I’m working on the salty versions at the moment, but I don’t think they’d be hard to make either.

These recepies were submitted by Outi, a reader in Finland. Thank you Outi!!!

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  1. So beautiful! This is awesome. Thanks for posting.


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