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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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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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Quick Conjurations! Lemichurri!

My skill at plant magic only goes as far as cooking them. Trying to create them from dirt, water, and magical energy has always been an unmitigated disaster. Even my most carefully-guided apothecary garden attempts ended, as most of my … 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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Super Sauce Bowl

Most people who go to the mage’s college don’t have a moment to spare from research, much less the time and mental energy required to regularly meal plan before shopping. While I am pretty good at planning meals, sometimes things … Continue reading

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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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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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