An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but I much prefer visiting the Korean Spa to recharge my batteries. Sure, it may feel like sheer indulgence, but I’m a firm believer that this super stress buster also happens to be great preventative medicine for a healthy body and mind.
Since I’ve been away on a combination business and visit the family trip, I thought it would be a good time to remind us all how important a quick trip to a day spa can be. Click here on Sheer Indulgence or Preventative Medicine (or on the photo above) to read more about the Korean spa experience. It’s definitely the most pampering for your dollar you are likely to find anywhere.
Servings: makes about 1 1/4 cups (one serving is 2 tablespoons)
1 15 1/2 ounce can chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and 1/3 cup liquid reserved
2 large cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tahini (you can substitute raw cashew butter)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 pinch of cayenne (optional)
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil (optional, but great for the cleanse)
In a food processor, add chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, lemon zest, cumin, sea salt, and cayenne (if using). Pulse to roughly chop, then process while adding the 1/3 cup reserved liquid from the chickpeas and flax seed oil.
Variations: Try using ancho chili powder in place of the cumin and roasted garlic, or add in a couple chopped sun-dried tomatoes and garnish with toasted pine nuts (after you finish the cleanse).
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