Periods and Food Art – Sonam Jain, The Magic Platter’s Beautiful Take on Menstruation

Sonam Jain creates a beautiful food art telling period stories.

How many of you love your periods ? You read it right Do you love your periods. We technically have a habit to dread at that day of the month. And I don’t blame you, we go through a lot of physical disturbances like cramps, bloating, acne etc. It’s a rare probability if anyone has something nice to say about it . But what if we learn to embrace the beauty of our cycles ?

Well, I do and the reason is simple

  • Period is a self diagnosing tool to understand my body better
    • It tells me how my health is doing
    • Acts as a natural detox and cleanser
  • It help me bond with other women
    • Don’t as strangers we extend our help to strangers with a tampon or a sanitary during those days
  • And moreover it makes me realize I am the one who has been gifted to nurture a baby in my womb

However, I do believe I can embrace periods well if at the same time I can nourish my body with the required nutrients. And most of us seem to be disinterested or are too busy to take out time to help replenish the loss of blood and fluids.

PERIODS AND FOOD ART

BASIC HUMMUS RECIPE

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INGREDIENTS

1 cup Boiled Chickpeas

1 Tbsp Tahini

1 tbsp sesame oil or olive oil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper ( optional )

2 tbsp water if necessary

METHOD

  • Boil the Chickpea, drain the water and keep aside.
  • In a food processor, add all of the measured ingredients (except water) and grind the mixture until smooth and creamy
  • If the hummus seems to be thick, add up to 2 tablespoons of water and grind it well
  • Hummus is ready to be served

To make the Food art

INGREDIENTS

  1. Hummus
  2. Bread
  3. Jam

METHOD

  • Spread hummus on the plate as shown in the image
  • Cut a heart shape bread piece and spread jam on the top and sides
  • Place it over the hummus filling right at the centre
  • The Dish is ready to be served

SPINACH PEA HUMMUS RECIPE

Spinach is a good source of iron and spinach hummus a good snack during periods.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup Boiled Chickpeas

½ cup Spinach leaves

¼ cup Peas

1 Tbsp Tahini

1 tbsp sesame oil or olive oil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper ( optional )

2 tbsp water if necessary

METHOD

  • Boil the Chickpeas, Spinach and Pea separately and drain the water and keep aside.
  • In a food processor, add all of the measured ingredients (except water) and grind the mixture until smooth and creamy
  • If the hummus seems to be thick, add up to 2 tablespoons of water and grind it well
  • Spinach Pea Hummus is ready to be served

To make the Foodart

INGREDIENTS

  1. Spinach Pea Hummus
  2. Bread
  3. Jam
  4. Chocolate Balls & Chocolate Sauce

METHOD

  • Take a knife and layout the border of the design as shown in the image with little hummus
  • Fill up the centre of the design with spinach pea hummus
  • Cut two heart shape bread piece and spread jam on the top and sides
  • Place it as shown in the image
  • Add Chocolate balls as eyes and Chocolate Sauce as smile
  • The Dish is ready to be served

BEETROOT HUMMUS RECIPE

Beetroot is rich in iron, iron-rich foods - good for periods.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup Boiled Chickpeas

¼ cup BEETROOT

1 Tbsp Tahini

1 tbsp sesame oil or olive oil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper ( optional )

2 tbsp water if necessary

METHOD

  • Boil the Beetroot and Chickpea separately and drain the water and keep aside.
  • In a food processor, add all of the measured ingredients (except water) and grind the mixture until smooth and creamy
  • If the hummus seems to be thick, add up to 2 tablespoons of water and grind it well
  • Beetroot Hummus is ready to be served

To make the Foodart

INGREDIENTS

  1. Beetroot Hummus
  2. Bread
  3. Jam
  4. Chocolate Balls & Chocolate Sauce
  5. Olives

METHOD

  • Take a knife and layout the border of the design with little hummus
  • Fill up the design with the beetroot hummus
  • Cut two heart shape bread piece and spread jam on the top and sides
  • Place it as shown in the image
  • Add Chocolate balls as ovaries
  • Add Olives as closed eyes and chocolate sauce as smile
  • The Dish is ready to be served

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  • Sonam   Jain
    Food Blogger at "The Magic Platter"

    Sonam started her blog to share her passion of crafting stories with food in a unique manner. Her idea is to help all the moms of fussy eaters to get their kids love food and promote healthy living.

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