A few weeks ago I went to an event FashionPlate’s very own Jen was throwing for her work, where there was a tea-leaf fortune teller named Indigo. Indigo introduced me to tea leaf fortune telling, tarot card reading and fortune telling all together. Being the curious person that I am, I went into it with an open mind. For those of you who don’t know what tea-leaf fortune telling is, its essentially drinking loose leaf tea (I chose chamomile), but leaving as much of the leaves at the bottom of your cup as possible as you drink it. Once the majority of liquid was consumed, Indigo had me spin my cup three times before she read my fortune.
My tea leaf fortune, in a nutshell, predicted that I am a “creature of the sea” and “surrounded by mysticism” after discovering a mermaid shape image in my loose leaf tea remnants. She told me that I had a “merman” character in my life who has led me down a mystical path – whatever that means. To be honest, it was all a little too much to grasp on to, or relate to.
The next exercise was tarot card reading where Indigo had me pull a card from a fanned out deck. I pulled a card, flipped it over and placed it on the table next to my tea cup and read the card: “VEGANISM/VEGETARIANISM”. Indigo told me that, because I was a creature of the sea, the card was telling me I should pursue a life of clean eating to help cleanse my soul. I thought it was interesting because I had already significantly reduced my meat intake, especially beef, for months at this point. The card only reassured my assumption that VEGGIES RULE THE WORLD.
On my quest to healthy eating and meat alternatives back in December, I came across this incredibly epic blog called the Sprouted Kitchen that instantly inspired me to eat better foods without losing out on the best flavours. For this weeks Dish O’ The Day post I’m featuring a really cool alternative to beef burgers with the smokey beet burger! It includes feta, microsprouts (my personal favourite) and beets. For the full recipe visit the Sprouted Kitchen here.
The point of the story is this: “EAT FOOD, NOT TOO MUCH, MOSTLY PLANTS” - Michael Pollan. Oh and, take everything a fortune teller tells you with a grain of salt and don’t turn into this lady.