Vegan Beltane Recipes

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Our Beltane Fire filled with incense & herbs! )o(

When I was a vegan witch during a time when dairy is such a blessed food, such as Beltane, it was kind of difficult to find vegan recipes to share at the Fire Ritual. Here are some recipes I had come up with for a blessed vegan, dairy-free, Beltane.

 

 

 

Apple Zucchini Muffins

  • 2 single-serve apple sauce cartons
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup olive or vegetable oil.
  • 1T of Vanilla
  • 1T of cinnamon sugar
  • 1t of baking soda
  • 1t of baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 medium Zucchinis, grated.
  • You can add walnuts if you want, but I didn’t ’cause I’m allergic.
1) Grate your zucchinis if not already having done so.
2) You want to preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease your pans with pam or I used spray coconut oil, if you don’t have these you could even use just olive oil or vegan butter rubbed onto it. It really doesn’t matter.
3) In a large bowl, mix your apple saucesugarbrown sugar, oil vanilla together well.
4) After well mixed, add in your cinnamon sugarbaking sodabaking powder, & salt. Mix it all together again.
5) Begin to add in the Zucchini and flour slowly, stirring after adding a little bit each time. This will help everything combine together well and make it easier to mix.
6) Scoop the mix into muffin tins, filling the tins until a little over half full. These muffins will rise, but not by a ton!
7) Cook until you stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean. This can be anywhere from 15-40 minutes depending on your oven. I have a little convection oven because I’m a college student so it took me about 20 minutes per batch of muffins.
This recipe yields about 21-24 muffins. 
 
Lavender Raspberry Lemonade 
This lemonade tastes amazing. It’s my favorite drink and I low-key hate the smell of lavender. So, even if you don’t like the smell of lavender it still tastes really good and helps with a lot of things due to the magickal properties of the lavender itself (digestive problems, depression, and so much more)! This recipe would be great for Litha as well because it is so spring and summer friendly!
  • a 2 Quart pitcher.
  • Two quarts worth of lemonade mix. I used Country Time Lemonade mix, but any will do! If you want to go really fancy you could squeeze your own lemons and add some cane sugar….but ain’t nobody got time for that! (Except, maybe you?)
  • A pint of fresh Raspberries.
  • 1T of Lavender Essential Oil- MAKE SURE YOU GET FOOD SAFE ESSENTIAL OIL. (If you can’t find any, Torani syrup makes a lavender flavor. It’s not as strong, but it’s alright.)
1) Rinse your raspberries and put them in the bottom of your pitcher.
2) Make the lemonade mix according to the directions on package, in the pitcher.
3) Add the lavender oil and mix it all together.
4) Feel free to add fresh lemons into the mix as well to help it taste even better! Serve over ice or chilled!
Beltane Wine
For the 18+/21+ people at your Beltane celebration, this wine is perfect for summer dreams and spring wishes.
  • A 2 Quart Pitcher
  • 2 bottles of white or blush wine. They don’t have to be fancy! We used $5 bottles from Walmart. One Chateau Diana White Zinfandel & One Chateau Diana Pinot Grigio.
  • 2 strawberry or black-cherry Segram’s Escapes.
  • A big package of Frozen Strawberries.
1) Pour the package of frozen strawberries into the pitcher, then add the two bottles of wine.
2) Add the Segram’s Escapes and stir!
3) Pour into a medieval chalice-I mean wine glass, and Enjoy!

Farls!
Along with being hilariously fun to say, Farls are a big part of a Beltane celebration. I created my own vegan & budget friendly recipe this year. These are a lot like latkes or potato pancakes so if you know how to make those, these are a cinch!

  • 2 cups of regular oatmeal or oats.
  • 3 heaping cups of mashed potatoes.
  • 2T of Earth Balance vegan butter.
  • 1t of Corn Starch
  • 1t of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt.
  • 1T of black pepper.
  • 1T of dried basil
  • Oil for frying.
1) First you want to soak the oatmeal in warm water for a few minutes. Mine only needed about 5 minutes, but they can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes. When they’re soft and swelling up they’re finished soaking. Strain them and put them in a big bowl.
2) Add your mashed potatoes into the bowl, it helps if they’re warm when you do this, and add in your butterbasilbaking powdercorn starch, and black pepper in as well. Mix this together until it’s all well combined and happy.
3) Form the mixture into little flat shaped patties, and fry in the oil until a nice golden brown color.
4) Serve warm with ketchup or whatever other dipping sauce you like!
Fire Friendly Vegan Food Ideas:
Beltane centers around the fire ritual and a huge bonfire. So here are some great ideas for what vegans could roast over the fire:
  • Smart Dogs or Yves (Vegan Hot Dogs)
  • Tofurky kielbasa, beer brats, tomato basil sausage, whatever you can find!
  • Dandies Vegan Marshmallows
  • Portabella Mushrooms (You can marinate them the night before for an even tastier treat!)
  • Vegan Smorez: Two graham crackers, a vegan marshmallow and vegan chocolate (Rite Aid has a cheap Dark Chocolate Bar in their $1 section that’s vegan) OR Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa swirl! ❤ Pure Bliss.

©Bee Reckless, 2015. All rights reserved. 

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Friend of the Fae Cookies: Beltane & Litha Ritual Food

This magickal spin on a traditional sugar cookie is great for making before Beltane festivals and Litha rituals as it can easily be eaten by yourself, shared with your friends or coven, and used as an offering to the fae!

  • 5 1/2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour (You’ll also need some extra flour for rolling purposes)
  • 2 Cups Faerie Sugar (Regular Sugar mixed with 2TB Vanilla and a few drops of food coloring–usually pink or red)
  • 1tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Cups Room Temp Butter
  • 2tsp Baking Powder
  • A Pinch of salt!
  • Sprinkles for decoration!
  • Optional: Finely chopped dried Lavender & 2Tbs of Lemon Extract added into your mix for Lavender Lemon cookies!

If you are looking to make this recipe vegan, just simply swap the eggs for applesauce and the butter for a vegan butter (like earth balance). 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF (175ºC).
  2. Mix your dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate larger bowl, mix faerie sugar, butter, and eggs. Add eggs one at a time creating a fluffy airy mixture, continuing to mix.
  4. Slowly, begin to add the dry ingredients into your mixture. When everything is evenly combined into a nice dough you’re ready to begin cutting your shapes!
  5. To cut shapes, roll your dough out onto a floured surface. (You may need to separate the dough into sections if there is too much to fit on your surface. You want dough to be about a 1/4 of an inch or so thick.) Once rolled, cut the cookies with your friend of the fae cookie cutter. Place cookies on a baking sheet and press some sprinkles in them for good measure!
  6. Bake cookies for 10-15 minutes. When they’re golden brown on the edges they’re ready to be taken out! Allow to rest a few minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. Be sure to cut a few cookies up into smaller, faerie sized pieces and place as an offering for the fae folk along with a thimble of warm milk! 🙂

Recipe & Photographs are ©2016 Magick & Macabre Co. / Bee Reckless / Cynical Old Bat. FOR PERSONAL AND COVEN USE ONLY. Otherwise, it may not be copied or redistributed without shop consent.

My Spirit Animal is a Nope Rope.

Call to your spirit guides, they said. It will be fun, they said.

Well, what they didn’t say was WHAT your spirit guides could be. Sure, I was warned that your spirit guides can sometimes be well….snarky. I was also told that they can sometimes be too blunt. So of course, when I asked for them to show themselves to me three times I asked that they do so gently as I was not sure if I would be able to handle such a blunt reveal. I figured it’ll be my grandmother or a long-lost dead relative. I’ve only ever heard of spirit guides from my friends of being either relatives or humans. The occasional “spirit animal” here and there, but never any definite proof. I only worried about who it could be. I didn’t really worry about what animal it could be…..and I DEFINITELY didn’t worry about what type of phobias I had.

Well, buckle in witches, because when you call to your spirit guides they like to be absolute dingles and show themselves to you in whatever way they feel. Let’s say you’re deathly afraid of snakes and just walking into your kitchen after an emotional night. It’s 5 o’clock in the morning, you haven’t slept in 48 hours, and there….on your kitchen floor is a full-sized adult garter snake. You stumble past it, not noticing it at first. Putting your items away from going to Walmart stashing things into your cabinets. You start to head back and notice a rope on the floor. Suddenly an instinct within you that you didn’t even know existed kicks in and you stop, staring at the “rope”. Your SO is not far from you and you look at them and go;

“Is that a snake?” you ask, feeling silly. The coil on the floor looking more and more like one and less and less like a necklace chain. You watch your SO move over.

“How did that get in?” they ask. Your anxiety kicks in. Suddenly you’re crying and shaking. There’s now a bucket over the snake and you’re grabbing for your keys. You’re out the door in thirty seconds with only one solution. You’re going to live in your car for the rest of your life because there are snakes in your house. Obvious solution.

Okay, maybe that’s not the obvious solution for everyone. So, after several hours and three different people trying to convince my crying blubbering mess to go back into the house, I surrendered and went back. My SO caught it in a bucket and shooed it out. Everything was over. My snake phobia wasn’t even that bad…or at least that’s what I thought. However, I was never thrown into a situation of coming face to face with one. Normally, Gartersnakes are rather…well cute. They’re derpy, legless puppies. Not like a cobra, which have those crazy eyes. Garter snakes are like Gnome, derpy and slow.

My office just started getting renovated. My team & I are in the process of completely restarting and starting things over. The energy is stale and it’s time to start over new. We headed to home depot, picked up some paint and of course, a natural organic snake keep away spray. It’s basically just a mixture of Clove Oil and a bunch of other EOs that are proven to keep snakes away. We sprayed it around the house, and for some reason, I ran a thin line of it over the radiator I was painting.

The office walls are being painted a gorgeous energetic and creative, yet incredibly spiritual orange. It matches the Ganesha tapestry and the green plants. It’s perfect. It’s uplifting. I added some Ganesha oil into the paint so it invites prosperity and opportunities are out. The business really needs that. As I’m painting the wall near the radiator, we get chatting. My sister accidentally lets slip that snake came into the house again while I was asleep earlier. Thankfully, this time I take it more light heartedly. I express that I’m upset about them not telling me, and that I’m annoyed that it keeps coming back.

As if on cue, the little brown danger noodle begins to slither up OUT OF THE RADIATOR I WAS JUST PAINTING. I drop the paintbrush and run over behind my mom. More surprised than anxiety-filled like the previous time.

“WHY DOES THIS THING LIKE MY HOUSE SO MUCH——” I begin, then I pause, “OH SHIT.”

It hit me, I had JUST attended my friend’s spirit guide seminar. I had JUST asked my spirit guides to make themselves known to me….three times. Over the chaos of the last few weeks, they hadn’t had the chance yet. However, the snake had just finished making itself known to me for the second time when it showed up the third.

A snake is my spirit guide. I mean, I guess it makes sense. I’ve been terrified yet fascinated by them ever since I was little. A snake is the symbol of rebirth. It’s a symbol of transformation and life-changing. Healing. I could use some healing. My life and my SO’s has just been chaos over the past few weeks. We’ve experienced so much change. A reminder to be grounded is needed. It’s so needed.

All in all, I’m thankful for being shown my spirit animal. I’m thankful for being told by a fellow witch that it is now my Power Animal. I can call upon the snake to show me how to change for the better by shedding my skin. I just wish this danger noodle was more subtle. Fucking danger noodles, man.

Peace & Prosperity Gingerbread Cookies: Yule Kitchen Magick

Kitchen witchery is a hobby of mine, as you all know I’m more of a bath & candle witch. This probably has to do with the fact I currently only have a small convection oven to bake in–and that’s not easy. However, here is a recipe that is sure to bring you some joy this Yule.

Peace & Prosperity Bringing Gingerbread Cookies:

  • 3 cups flour
  • a pinch of Himalayan salt.
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1Tb Ground Ginger
  • 1tsp Clove
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2TB cinnamon
  • 1 cup of vegan butter (room temp)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2TB Orange Extract
  • 1TB Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. In a different slightly larger bowl mix your applesauce, brown sugar, and butter together until it forms a smooth thick paste. Once it reaches this consistency slowly add in your Maple syrup and extracts.
  3. Gradually begin to add your dry ingredients into the batch stirring and kneading the dough clockwise to create the magick. Focus on adding into the dough white light that will bring you a bountiful season filled with the peace and prosperity of the herbs & extracts added to this batch of cookies.
  4. Once smooth, Wrap the dough’s bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to stand for about 2 hours at room temperature. Placing the bowl on your Yule altar during this wait period would be a great place to stash it. You could even perform a small ritual asking the God & Goddess to bless the cookies around the bowl.
  5. When ready to use, preheat your oven to 350°F and begin to roll the dough out with a floured rolling pin onto a floured cutting board or counter top.
  6. Use your cookie cutter(s) to create the cookies and place them onto an ungreased baking sheet (you can line it with parchment paper if you feel so inclined). Space about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes! They’re finished when they begin to brown around the edges.
  8. Allow to cool and decorate them for the season! Don’t forget to leave some as an offering on your Yule altar!

This recipe is ©Magick & Macabre Co & ©Cynical Old Bat