Category Archives: Magic Upgrade

Carrot Tahini Dressing- Neon Orange!!

Mages love surprises! One time, while heating up a nice slice of toast, I ended up casting a spell that summoned a fire elemental! Not only was I able to make many delicious slices of toast, but I was also … Continue reading

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Cheezy Quinoa and Veg

The annals of the Librarium Arcanum are full of stories about a strange form of magic called a roux. Prior to specialization in plant magic, I had tried to make such a thing several times with various animal drippings, and … Continue reading

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Brownie Dip

One of the things that differentiates a food mage from an enthusiastic cook is the ability to transform very dull ingredients into spectacular ones! Creating things that outwardly seem indulgent, but are actually either outright healthy… or at the very least … Continue reading

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Quick Conjurations! Steamed Green Beans

Another trick here to get a spare veggie in a hurry! While green beans are crazy cheap for much of the year, many people don’t know if they like them. If you’re only thinking of them in terms of a … Continue reading

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Caulifredo

So, the time of year has come when mage’s robes are the most cumbersome, and days go by where I can’t seem to cool off, no matter how many walls of ice I cast. Running the oven would only make … Continue reading

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Apple Pie Quinoa Porridge

Weekends are magical in their own right. Without the responsibilities of work or studies, they have a much more relaxed pace. Weekday mornings, I rely heavily on the pre-programmed setting on my coffee pot and eat overnight oatmeal that I … Continue reading

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No-Noodle Lasagna

I have to confess a couple of things that I haven’t quite figured out how to replace since becoming a mage. First, I haven’t found a spell more situationally effective than a well-timed threat. But that’s probably true for most … Continue reading

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Not-cho Cheeze!

People often ask me (they never do, I just wish they would), “But how do I know what you’re doing is magic, Arch Mage?” and I’d reply in my biggest, booming-ist “Merlin” voice, “Because I can make nacho “cheese” out … Continue reading

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Simpler Stuffed Peppers

Where I live, good peppers are harder to come by than eye of newt! They’re never in good shape and always overpriced, so I’ve started taking advantage of the fact that no one around here knows what to do with … Continue reading

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Deconstructed Lasagna

A knowledge of the fundamentals of spells and magic has given me a lot of confidence. I know if I’m in a new, uncomfortable situation, I can go back to basics and at the very least, set the whole place … Continue reading

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