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Kitchen Witchcraft: How to Turn Any Recipe Magical

When I first began practicing kitchen witchcraft, I was confused on how to incorporate magick into my cooking and baking. Do I write my own recipes? Add things to recipes I already use? How do I turn a recipe into a magical spell or charm for a certain intention? It took me some time, but I figured out how to turn any recipe magical. Now I’ll share it with you!

1. Choose a Favorite Recipe

I have certain recipes that I use on a regular basis. Either it’s because they’re quick and easy OR they’re just plain delicious and family-favored. Choose ONE of your favorite recipes to turn magical. OR for an added ancestral boost of power – select a recipe from heirloom cookbooks.

Turning a recipe into a magical spell or ritual isn't as difficult as you'd think.
Some of my inherited cookbooks from my grandmother.

2. Set Your Intention

For every magical working there must be an intention. A goal. The same goes for kitchen witchcraft. After you’ve chosen your recipe, identify your intention. Is it for your family’s health? Peace in the household? Protection? Monetary prosperity? Keep in mind, with kitchen witchcraft and magical meals, you can choose multiple intentions! This is one of the few areas of the craft where you can add intentions to meals like ingredients!

3. Look at the Ingredients

The first thing I do when turning a recipe from the mundane into kitchen witchcraft is to look at the ingredients. Is there meat? Dairy? Vegetables? Fruits? Herbs and spices? Every ingredient has a magical property or folklore attached to it. If you don’t know any, look it up! Literally googling “sugar’s magical properties” gives hundreds of results. Now, will every single ingredient you use be specifically attuned to your magical intention? Probably not. But you can work around this.

4. Assign a Magical Job for Each Ingredient

After you’ve looked up the properties and/or lore for each ingredient in your kitchen witchcraft recipe, it’s time to assign each ingredients a magical duty, so to speak. This means, if I’m making lemon thyme green beans for protection, for example, I would assign magical duties like this:

Kitchen Witchcraft: Lemon Thyme Green Beans for Protection

  • Green beans: protection from evil spirits
  • Lemon zest: cleansing of negative energies from the aura
  • Butter: maternal ancestors’ protection
  • Thyme: protection from disease
  • Salt: purification and protection from negative entities
Kitchen Witchcraft is as easy as being mindful and resourceful!

5. Make the Magical Recipe

You’ve figured out what you’re making and how the ingredients will benefit your magical intention, now there’s nothing left to do except make it! As you cook your magical meal or bake your magical dessert, with each ingredient you add, talk to them and tell them what their magical duties are. For example, “I melt this butter and call on my maternal ancestors to protect my house and family.” “I add this thyme and summon its ability to protect my family from disease and illness.” Etc.

More Tips on Cooking Magically

In addition to adding the ingredients and assigning them magical duties, you should also be visualizing your intention as if it already happened while cooking or baking your dish. Stir clockwise to grow something or for a positive change, stir counter-clockwise to banish something from your life. Be mindful of emotions and energies that go into your meals. Those energies may transfer to your family or whomever else you feed.

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  2. Heidee Barker

    July 28, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    This is wonderful, I love all the information you have. I can’t wait to cook tonight and turn some of our recipes magical 😊

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