Category Archives: simple and satisfying

Squash/Pumpkin Seeds

Last year, in addition to the usual butternut and acorn squashes that decorated our fall menu, I developed an obsession with a smaller squash with magical properties! It’s called Delicata- small, easy to clean, (comparatively) easy to cut, and completely … Continue reading

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Quick Conjurations! Maple-Chipotle Squash!

So, your golem backed up the toilet again, your owl wants to be let out, and you still have paperwork to incinerate today. That there’s food on the table at all is a minor miracle, but you have a tiny … Continue reading

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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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Lentil-Barley Vegetable Soup

Some people think any female practitioner of magic is called a witch.  I am a mage, not a witch, though- to clarify- there’s nothing wrong with being a witch! In fact, several of my dearest friends are witches. From them, I … 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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Sweet and Spicy Carrots and Chickpeas

I’m particularly proud of a bit of magic I was able to do this past week. Over the weekend I had gone on a broomstick tour, which was definitely fun, but put me behind on household errands and chores. I … Continue reading

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Quick Conjurations! KAAAALE!!!

Okay, so being totally honest, there was a time in my life when I honestly thought that spinach was the only green I needed from the apothecary, even if sometimes I wished it didn’t turn into a bog monster when … Continue reading

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