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A Kitchen Witch's Guide to Recipes for Love & Romance

Loving You * Attracting Love * Rekindling the Flames

Learn the craft of a kitchen witch to attract and renew love with 55 easy and romantic recipes and 33 magical practices.

From loving yourself, your family, and friends to romancing a significant other—love comes in many different forms. But what attracts love? What sustains it? And what can you do when you need to find love within yourself?

A Kitchen Witch’s Guide to Recipes for Love & Romance includes all the recipes and magic you need to find—and maintain—love, using ingredients that have spiritual properties and associations with love, sex, and romance.

Combining the principles of Pagan beliefs and practices with easy recipes and personal anecdotes, this beautifully illustrated book will inspire you to cook up a little magic with positive intentions, simple spellcraft, and visualization techniques.

Featuring recipes for dishes like:
-Avocado Chocolate Mousse
-Pomegranate Mimosas with Muddled Raspberries
-Stuffed Zucchini Pinwheels
-Strawberry, Spinach & Feta Salad
-Pork Loin Roast with Cherries & Red Wine

From celebrating love in all forms to rekindling romances with old flames, these fifty-five recipes use simple ingredients and make being in love easier—and tastier—than ever.

Have you ever spent time with a person whom you just adore? You think they are the bee’s knees, the cat’s pajamas! This person seems to be everything you wish you could be. She is smart, funny, talented, altruistic, kind, and totally beautiful. It might not even be her physical appearance that makes her so beautiful but, because you know her so well, you see her inner light shining on the outside. And because of this, she is so unbelievably attractive, not just to you, but to others. People just seem drawn to this person because of her warmth and kindness. And yet she can’t stop criticizing her appearance.

You know the type:
You: “Wow, you look beautiful today!”
Friend: “Oh no, I look so tired. My hair is a mess and my makeup came out terrible. I can’t even fit into my clothes.” You: “Huh?”

You constantly see the beauty in this person, but she cannot see it in herself. Well, enough about her—what about you? Can you see the beauty in yourself?

Something that really helped me to learn to love my body was to take an objective look at it. (Yeah, this is the uncomfortable part.) I stood in front of the mirror, totally naked, and scanned my body. My inner hater came right on out to the surface, saying all the lies I had always believed: “You need to lose that belly, it is disgusting. Ugh, your thighs are huge and covered in cellulite. Oh my god, your calves are bigger than your husband’s calves.” And on and on the lies went.

And then I took a deep breath and looked again. Only this time I glanced around my bathroom. I saw that it had cream-colored walls. I noticed my husband’s toothbrush on the counter and the sweet smell of the soap from my shower. And I thought, “Wow, this is my life. This body, these chunky thighs, walked me down the aisle the day I married my amazing husband. These hands painted this room when we first moved to this apartment. This belly laughed so hard at the movies we just watched with friends last week.”

​And all at once I was filled with gratitude for my body—this perfectly imperfect body that has been the vessel for my spirit through all my time on this planet. This strong, soft, curvy body that has cooked meals for people she loves, held friends when they were crying, and built a company out of nothing. This sometimes tired, aching body that works hard, leads people, loves yoga, hates wearing high heels, and loves to give hugs. My body. I started to fall in love with my body at that moment, because I could see the inner beauty and strength that was beneath the surface, and the journey it has been on. And I was filled with gratitude for each and every moment I’ve spent in it.    
Photograph by Elise Sinagra

Dawn Aurora Hunt, owner and CEO of Cucina Aurora Kitchen Witchery, has been teaching and writing on the topics of Kitchen Witchery and Spiritual Nutrition since 2010, when she started her own company making gourmet foods with a dash of magic and a heaping helping of positive vibes as the main ingredients. With simple ingredients and the power of intention, Hunt teaches people how to cook simple meals in a mindful way to help achieve spiritual goals. Incorporating magic and energy work into food, she has grown her brand to reach people from all faiths and spiritual backgrounds. The author of Tastes from the Temple, Hunt speaks at events all along the East Coast, appears regularly on local TV, and teaches people that good, healthy, and even gluten-free food can be easy to make and wonderful to eat.

“Food gives us energy; food is energy. This framing of cooking as a blend of mindful practice and energy work, right alongside reiki and acupuncture, is at the root of Dawn Aurora Hunt’s A Kitchen Witch’s Guide to Recipes for Love & Romance. Adding witchcraft to the mix—think candles, smudge sticks, essential oils, mantras—takes things from healthy and delicious to sensual sorcery. Bow tie pasta with lemon and artichokes, when paired with the practice of “creating a sacred space for enriching love and togetherness,” becomes a way to rekindle the flame and honor a season of new beginnings. Peaches and cream? Way sexier with a sigil carved into the peach flesh. Grab your wooden spoons, some white sage and a box of matches, and make some kitchen magic for—and with—your partner.”—Bookpage