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Ratatouille (French Summer Stew) for Psychic Power and Spirit Work | Sara's Kitchen Witchcraft

It doesn't have to be Pinterest perfect to be delicious, okay?

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Now, I think everyone has at least heard of that adorable film, Ratatouille. It's the perfect name for a movie about a rat chef, and it's the perfect dish to bring an otherwise bitter, high-and-mighty food critic back down to earth through his inner child. It's one of the sweetest moments of the movie for me: when Ego takes a bite of that (beautifully plated and presented) Ratatouille and zips right back into his childhood memories, where his mother comforts a scraped up young boy with a bowl of hearty, flavorful stew.


As you might guess, this being a summer stew means that it's using a lot of summer vegetables: summer squashes and zucchini, eggplant and tomato, and plenty of fresh herbs. It's a fully vegan meal from start to finish as a result, but if you'd like to add some meat to it, I'd suggest throwing in some Italian-flavored sausages, especially chicken ones (the chew of them goes better with the otherwise soft vegetables in the stew, in my opinion).


But if you're going to make a one-pot meal for psychic and spiritual power, intuition, and connection with the spirit world, this is your jam—especially with eggplant, bay leaves, thyme, and parsley in the mix.

Magic in Rataouille

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Once again, we're looking at some beautiful purple foods (as we will pretty much all month). There are so many beautiful purple variants of things, like purple basil you can include in here—but what tops the classic, full-bodied eggplant? Being so abundant, with great fuzzy flowers and a rich, deep purple color, I can only pin this beautiful nightshade as something associated with Jupiter and fire, with royalty, wisdom, psychic power, and glory. Combine that with the Roman funeral herb parsley and Greek oracle herb bay leaf, as well as thyme, and you've got some real interesting energy blended here.


The element of air is the element of communication, travel, intellect, and technology. Mercury, likewise, is the planet named after the messenger of the gods, meaning that, along with the influences of Jupiter, the sun, and Venus, and the elements fire and water, you'll have quite the boost to your luck, communicative skill, luck, strength, and diplomatic skill—a perfect blend for getting in touch with the spirit world, divining messages, and acting as that bridge between the living and the dead, if that's what you're interested in (especially in relation to ancestral spirits).


Ratatouille (French Summer Stew)


Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Makes 3-4 servings


Ingredients:

  • 1 large eggplant

  • 1 zucchini

  • 1 yellow squash

  • 6 roma tomatoes

  • 1 large onion

  • 5 cloves garlic

  • 1 1/5 Tbsp tomato paste

  • 1 bunch chopped parsley

  • 1 cup chopped basil

  • 1 thick bundle fresh thyme

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder

  • 1 Tbsp onion powder

  • 1 Tbsp sugar

  • 1 chicken or veggie stock cube

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • (Optional) 2 tsp crushed red pepper

  • (Optional) Italian chicken sausage


Directions:

  1. Dice eggplant, then fry in olive oil until tender, 10 minutes

  2. Set aside, then fry zucchini and squash until tender, 5 minutes

  3. Set aside, then dice and fry onion until soft. Add sausage if using sausage.

  4. Add garlic and red pepper and fry until fragrant.

  5. Add eggplant, tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, spices and herbs, stoc k cube, and if necessary, 1/2 cup of water, then stir.

  6. Let simmer until tomatoes begin to break down, 30 minutes.

  7. Add squash and zucchini back in during the last few minutes, then simmer another 5 minutes until heated through.

  8. Serve with bread or rice.

Nothing's better than a one pot meal of stuff you harvested from your own garden! If you're a gardener and you have a lot of produce this season, definitely throw it all together in this delicious dish (and boost your psychic skill while you're at it). Bon Appetit! ♥

 

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Sara Raztresen is a Slovene-American writer, screenwriter, and Christian witch. Her fantasy works draw heavily on the wisdom she gathers from her own personal and spiritual experience, and her spiritual practice borrows much of the whimsy and wonder that modern society has relegated to fairy-and-folktale. Her goal is to help people regain their spiritual footing and discover God through a new (yet old) lens of mysticism.


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