The Thelemic Cookbook: Cooking with Correspondences by Sister Lita-Luise Chappell was written to provide specialized recipes for the Thelemic calendar of feast days. It offers a unique insight into foods by explaining their elements, ruling planets, astrological signs, and chakra attributions. The author has drawn upon her knowledge of foods amassed over a lifetime working as a chef and caterer, living as a magical practitioner, and collecting a repertoire of international flavors from her world travels. This is not your typical cookbook. Its 656 recipes offer something no other cookbook has: magick in every bite!
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An Appetizer From A Feast in the Sign of Gemini Menu
Fava Bean and Almond Dip
The seasonings really perk up the beans and the almonds lend a nutty flavor.
2 cups cooked fava beans (canned is okay, but drain and rinse)
¼ cup almonds, sliced (save a pinch for garnish)
¼ cup yellow onion, minced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon savory, dried
½ teaspoon celery salt
2 tablespoons almond oil
⅛ teaspoon white pepper
In a food processor or blender put the lemon juice, garlic, almond oil, dried savory,pepper and the fava beans. Whir until smooth. Slowly add the almonds until they become creamy, adding a splash of water so that the mixture whirs smoothly, but is not runny. Chill before serving. Use a pinch of the sliced almonds for garnish.
Lemon juice is water of the Moon in Cancer. Garlic and white pepper are fire of Mars in Aries, and onion is water of fire of Mars in Aries. Almond and fava bean are earth of air of Mercury in Gemini, dried celery and savory are air of Mercury in Gemini, and almond oil is fire of air of Mercury in Gemini.