AURA CLEANSING NETTLE PASTA
I know.. I’ve been obsessed with Nettles lately but its for a good reason!
The thing is: Nettles are so powerful and healing. They are incredible on a spirit medicine level, working in very powerful ways to clear anger and resentment out of the aura. She is particularly effective for cleansing, balancing and stabilising the solar plexus chakra. But I’ve been using her more specifically to cleanse the heart chakra. Another way of saying this is that by clearing old anger out of the solar plexus, the heart chakra will become more stable, open, powerful…. because it’s being supported by a peaceful and empowered sense of self!
On a physical level, Nettles contain more protein than any other plant, they are extremely nutritive. They cleanse and build the blood helping with sucking the “pollution” out of the tissues as well as enriching the red blood cells, making them more robust. So don’t be afraid to reach out for them, even if you need gloves to do this 🙂 take advantage of their spring bounty, always choose the top young leaves. And don’t forget to blanch them for 2 minutes in a pot of boiling water with a lid on, before using.
Aura Cleansing Nettle Pasta
Makes pasta for 4
1 cup of blanched Nettles
1 cup Spelt Flour
1 cup of Kamut Flour
1 tablespoon Salt
Start by heating water and let it simmer, then turn off the heat and blanch the Nettles for 90 seconds. Strain and reserve the water to cook the pasta in.
Crack the two eggs into a small bowl, beat lightly with a fork. Add the chopped blanched nettles and continue mixing with a fork to incorporate. Reserve.
On your kitchen counter place the flours. Add the salt and mix with your hands or a fork. Make a well in the center and add the nettle mixture. Start incorporating the liquid with the flours with a fork until the dough starts to come together. Using your hands knead the dough for a good 8 to 10 minutes, until it starts to feel very soft and elastic. You can add teaspoons of water if needed to achieve the desired consistency.
Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rest for at least 30 minutes.
When ready to roll, cut the dough in golf sized balls and run each ball through the pasta machine, until you get the desired thickness. Sprinkle some flour on the countertop so it doesn’t stick. Run through the other side of the machine that cuts the dough into thin strips. Sprinkle a litte flour over the pasta so it doesn’t stick to together.
Heat the water reserved for blanching the Nettles . Cook the pasta for 3 minutes or until al dente.
You can serve this pasta accompanied with Nettle Pesto and a seasonal salad.