Will this granola — a nut- and seed-heavy blend with dried cranberries, coconut, and cornflakes — actually lead to feelings of wellness, abundance, and joy? We can't say for sure, but Kiri Mah, the pastry chef at Oakland's Pizzaiolo, says the name was inspired by a motivational speech in which the restaurant's owner, former Chez Panisse chef Charlie Hallowell, urged the staff to cook from the second chakra.
"I actually have no idea about the chakras, I just thought it was very Charlie," Kiri explains. (According to the internet, a balanced second chakra is also linked to creativity and sensual pleasure, but perhaps that's asking a bit much from a granola.)
Recipe: "Second Chakra" Granola — Recipes from the Road