When preparing foods for specific magickal purposes, cook with purpose and care. Keep your goal in mind. Know that the food contains the energies that you require.
Add seasonings not only for their taste and nutrient value, but for their magickal correspondences as well.
Always stir clockwise. Clockwise motion is thought to be in harmony with the apparent movement of the sun in the sky, and has been linked with life, health, success, harmony, peace and love.
You may stir counter-clockwise first if you feel it is necessary to banish negativity from the food, then stir clockwise to fill it with positive energy.
Cut foods into shapes symbolic of your magickal goal; i.e., hearts, stars, or circles. Try baking crescent cookies while meditating on the moon, then eating them under her silvery light. Now that’s a delicious way to infuse yourself with lunar power! For love, cut out gingerbread people embracing or holding hands and let them cook together.
Carve runes and sacred symbols into that apple you’re about to eat or on top of the pie your baking. Cut cookies into magickal shapes and draw patterns on the inside of your sandwich with mustard. Cut dollar signs into your next baked potato for providence. Shape bread dough into a rune of protection when you feel the need for improved magickal safety in your home.
If your food isn't one that lends itself well to creative carving or molding, arrange it in a symbolic pattern. For joy, make a smiling mouth out of strawberries, or for strength shape your spinach into an upward pointing arrow (the rune warrior). Get inventive!
Chopping is a wonderful banishing exercise. As you dice your veggies, imagine chopping away all doubts and fears that stand between you and your goals.
Then hold your hands over your pile of (vigorously!) chopped vegetables and send your desires right into them. Eat with gusto, knowing you've obliterated the self-constructed roadblocks that kept you from your destination.
When the dish is completed, empower it with love, health, and wealth energies by holding your hands over the dish, humming what you wish to instill until the palms of your hands tingle or grow warm.
If you’re cooking food that will be consumed by others as well as by yourself, don’t load the whole dish with energy. Prepare it as you normally would. Then, just before you eat, charge your own portions with visualization. Failing to separate your empowered share is treading on manipulative magick. You can also charge the food with energy while clearly stating that this energy will not affect anyone who consumes it unless they are open to receiving this energy.
Set a place at your dinner table for the Goddess, and listen to Her words of wisdom and healing as you share a meal.
Cook with love.
Eat happy thoughts. Never talk about anything nasty, negative, or depressing while eating. When you discuss these things during a meal, you literally eat them and take them inside you.
Whatever kitchen magick you create, remember to thank the Goddess for Her generosity in providing you with sustenance and pleasure.