Author Archives: FoodArchMage

About FoodArchMage

I'm enthusiastic about food, but wanted to share recipes and write without the seriousness that frequently accompanies heath food... so I decided to keep it lighthearted and write from a mage's perspective!

Peanut Butter! Fried Rice

So in a previous post I told a story about how I hated fried rice, but how one magical ingredient changed all that, and now fried rice and I can set aside our differences and live in harmony. Well, there … Continue reading

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Liebster Award!

Quick update post! I’ve been nominated for the Liebster award by another new blogger, GreenMind/VegHeart at https://greenmindvegheart.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/liebster-award/ and I’m quite flattered! Thank you!!

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Quick Conjurations- Green Drink

Let me tell you about one of my favorite secret ingredients for potions and spells: fiber! Not incredibly glamorous, but it makes all the difference! Opting for snacks and light meals that are high in fiber help keep me full … Continue reading

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Red Lentil and Veg Marinara

There are lots of decent illusions out there for upgrading your pasta- using a spiralizer (which is so fun!) to make “noodles” out of veggies, non-traditional grains/flours, or even substituting spaghetti squash- but there hasn’t been a lot of advancement … Continue reading

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Un-chiladas!

Un-chiladas! I’ve talked before about substitution, re-invention, and conjuration, and we’ve picked up a bit of alchemy along the way. Today’s recipe, though, is a different breed of magic. We’re working with fusion. I love black beans and salsa. Any … Continue reading

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Baked Fried Rice

This statement may be controversial, but I hate fried rice. I’m sure in part it’s because my stomach is sensitive to grease and onions, but fried rice also has an unappealing, burnt greasy taste, even when done “well”. When I … Continue reading

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Banana Milkshake Illusion

I don’t have the kind of sweet tooth that tolerates planning. Lots of people I know can get a tin of cookies on Sunday and save them until they get a craving later. Not me. My willpower is too consumed … Continue reading

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Chickpea (not tuna) Salad

Sometimes, plant magic is as easy as simple substitution- swapping out a protein in an old favorite recipe, or changing to a vegan version of a condiment. Sometimes, though, the spell at hand requires some reinvention. Take a staple like … Continue reading

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Emergency Soup

I have always resented *having* to go out for lunch. Going out for lunch is awesome and spontaneous, but only feels that way if I am leaving my leftovers for ‘future me’ to have for lunch tomorrow. Some weeks, if … Continue reading

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Wonton Apple Pies

There are not a lot of spells to make something smaller. Bigger, frequently makes more sense- if you’ve got a faithful dog, and you’re trying to intimidate someone, it makes much more sense to make the dog larger than to … Continue reading

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