4 hours ago
Feeling blessed for these juicy plants that grow in the cracks of cities and one's yard. These low growing, fleshy succulent beauties nurture a sacred space for the germination of regreening barren soils 🌱 and replenishing our bodies with essential vitamins (A,B complex, C, E, Q) and minerals (iron, magnesium, calcium) as well as omega 3 fatty acids🌻🌿🍃. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Purslane ~ a happy mood enriching plant 🌵 since it requires us to go outside 🐾 to gather them from the soil, and then delivers powerful🌈 nutrients to our vessel after consumption. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When making my meal today, I decided to have some toast, one slathered with tahini, tomatoes, cucumber and zataar, and the other one with olive oil and zataar. I didn't realize why I chose those toppings until I took my first bite of my purslane dish sauteed with tromboncino, yellow squash, mushroom, garlic, onion, and sage. It reminded me of a dish I ate when I was much younger - a dish my seto (arabic for grandma) prepared for me, which I devoured so eagerly. I feel rekindled to my child-like and curious soul🌙☄🌌. I am deeply grateful to enjoy the flavors and wonders purslane has awakened in my spirit, softened my heart and satisfied my appetite .