This quest began when I was receiving some guidance from Cassandra Bodzak. I was telling her how I’ve been trying to share more of my work on social media, but that as a shy introvert, it was really tough to put myself out there in that way. I was/am only interested in contributing in an authentic way, and sometimes adding to the social scene feels a little too “look at me” which creates a lot of discomfort. She told me that having all of this knowledge to share but keeping it to myself was a little like baking brownies, with that home baked goods aroma, but never letting anyone have a bite. And in my case, it’s more like a shilajit brownie. I had trouble concentrating on the rest of our conversation, because I became so focused on creating the best tasting shiljit brownie.
The Ayurvedic herb, shilajit, is a concerned a panacea or something that can be used as a remedy for all conditions. Shilajit is a dark gray to black colored resin. If you were take a little taste, you’d find it has a smoky, burnt flavor that isn’t really favorable. I can only imagine it to be like eating a cigarette butt, however that’s my own personal imagination at work. This herb is commonly taken in tablet or capsule form or combined with other powdered herbs to take with a liquid, but I thought it’d be fun to disguise into a tasty treat alongside some other medicinal spices like cardamom and cinnamon and to add some nutrient density by using nuts and beans. Alas, the Too Shilajit to Quit Brownie was born.