Ever notice that food “made with love” tastes better? That’s because the secret ingredient is magic. And lucky for you, you don’t have to go to Hogwarts to find it. Magic can be found at the local market.
Pots and pans make perfectly good cauldrons, and your whisk can be considered a wand. Trade your chef’s hat in for a witch’s hat and cast a spell (the good kind that Glinda would be proud of) in the comfort of your own kitchen.
While love, prosperity, and protection are not ingredients typically sold at Trader Joe’s, their energy and symbolism are represented in the food that does come with a price tag. Charms can be conjured using unassuming pantry staples. So whether you gather your ingredients from a superstore or your rooftop garden, cook with intent. Ask yourself what you’d like to bring into your life. If you’re in need of a cleanse, peeling potato skins can be more like discarding negativity than just the menial task your mom always asks you to do on Thanksgiving morning.
Before getting into brewing, create the ritual which all cooking is rooted in. Set the scene—one that doesn’t involve taking the Halloween decorations out of storage. Light a candle, take a deep breath, turn on Nina Simone, shimmy and twirl from fridge to oven, and make your kitchen space a haven that invites positivity.
Chew on love and invite positivity, prosperity, the moon, and universe to the dinner table. Discover the magic in you—literally, in your digestive system—tonight.