Birthdays have for me become less about acknowledgment and more about reflecting on my personal new-year. As I’ve connected more with my ancestral work, it has also become a time of deeper love for my ancestors, gratitude for the galaxy of complex humans who are the reason I am here today living this life. Food is central to my celebrating. Here is a family recipe I make on my own birthdays that I hope will bring joy to you too.
Made with chia seeds, coconut milk, rose water, pure vanilla extract, and naturally sweetened with honey [or maple syrup as a vegan option], this tasty treat is suitable for breakfast, dessert, or a midday reprieve from the hot summer sun. Top it with juicy fresh berries and a drizzle of chocolate if you’re feeling like Aphrodite.