Photographs ©Meadow Linn

A blog filled with kitchen magic for those who want to get a jumpstart on their Mystic Chef apprenticeship before the October 23, 2012 release of
"The Mystic Cookbook: The Secret Alchemy of Food" by Denise and Meadow Linn
Photographs ©Meadow Linn

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Welcome to The Mystic Chef blog!!

Greetings Mystic Chefs! 

We’re so excited to be embarking on this journey with you! We look forward to traveling through time and space, dining on amazing meals, and having transformative experiences along the way!

There are many paths to enlightenment and many routes to a fulfilling, happy, and harmonious life. However, simply by cooking and eating with intention and mindfulness, you can elevate your consciousness and enhance your life. Become a Mystic Chef and experience food as never before!

What better day to start your apprenticeship and delve into the secret alchemy of food than on Valentine’s Day! Cook up some magic today and enter into the mystical world of the ancient alchemists. A dash of imagination, a sprinkle of intuition, and an ounce of intention, and your kitchen will be filled with potent energy and delicious treats to savor.

Grab your magic apron, and away we go!

With love,
Denise and Meadow Linn



California Chili Pepper

                                   Mystic Elixir for Love


With a small pot, a handful of mystic ingredients, and an open and accepting heart, you can call forth powerful love alchemy into your life. Spice up the love in your life. Enhance your connection to yourself, your sweetie, and your family and friends with this delicious mystic elixir. Here’s to creating potent kitchen alchemy!


A little history about these magical ingredients:


Mystic Elixir for Love
Mystic Chocolate:
Drink mystic chocolate and tap into the wisdom of the ancient Maya who so revered cacao that they consumed it in large quantities and believed it was also a favorite of the gods. The scientific name of the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao) even means “food of the gods.” The cacao was ground into a paste and mixed with honey, maize, and chili to make a frothy beverage thought to have many sacred powers. According to legend, Montezuma drank 50 cups a day to enhance his virility. What magic can you cook up with some cocoa?


Ancient Mayan Cenote in the Yucatan
Mystic Honey:
Make your life sweeter with a few drops of mystic honey! Throughout history, honey has symbolized all that is sweet in life. In many traditions, it was believed honey made the gods immortal. And, bees have been revered as intermediaries between heaven, earth, and the underworld. Honey is also sacred in many cultures because of its many healing properties. Grab your Honey this Valentine’s Day, and drink some mystic cocoa sweetened with the intoxicating energy of honey.


Mystic Chilies:
Sprinkle ground chilies into your cocoa with the deliberate intention to fire up the love in your life, and you’ll be on your way to learning one of the alchemical secrets of a Mystic Chef. Additionally, many cultures around the world consider chili peppers to be an aphrodisiac. The color red stimulates dynamic energy and vigor. Passion, sensuality, and sexuality are also closely associated with red. And, capsaicin releases endorphins, which gives us a natural high.


Chichen Itza, Sacred Mayan Pyramid
Recipe:


Serves 2


3 cups whole milk or almond milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1/4 cup honey
1 or 2 sprinkles of cayenne pepper


Whisk the milk, cocoa powder, and salt together in a small pan over medium heat. Add the honey and stir to combine. Sprinkle in the cayenne pepper and mix thoroughly. Continue to heat until steaming and frothy (but not boiling), whisking frequently. Enjoy by yourself or with your special Valentine.


As you whisk the cocoa, you’re bringing energy and vitality to your love life. As you drizzle the honey, you’re imbuing your life with sweetness. With each pinch of chili, you’re adding spice and zest to your love life and calling forth passion for both self and others.


As you stir, repeat this affirmation: “My life is filled with love. I am loving and I am loved.” As you drink this magic elixir, repeat the affirmation again. Love will begin to flood your life in the most wondrous and unexpected ways! 


“My life is filled with love. I am loving and I am loved.”

5 comments:

  1. Yummm! I have had cocao with honey... but never added the chili! will give it a try..nights have been soo cold here in Cambria...sounds like the drink..I love the china set you have on the pic! great colors against the milk choco!!!

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  2. Love, Love, Love your blog. Can’t wait for the book. I’m The Mystic Housewife - great to see the Mystic Chef! You can follow my blog too! Great to see you here in Blog land! Jx

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  3. Whoa, that sounds incredible! YUM! :) I'll definitely get a copy of your book. corporate catering

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  5. This is delicious. I like the mystic chocolate. I would love to serve it to my friends on our college party. I heard they rented party buses in new york to be our venue. It would be great to have a chocolate fountain in there.

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