Chopped judge to contestant: Your meat is so undercooked it’s practically raw, your vegetables are burnt, your sauce tastes eerily like cough syrup, and we all saw you spit in our dishes after time was called. I will say, though, your flavors are good
Chopped contestant in post-round interview: I think I have a good chance of moving on
Yes, I am fully aware of how stupid that might sound. “Chewing gum magick? There’s no way that’s a thing” might be running through your head right now. But it can totally be a thing and a very easy way to work magick into everyday life in a subtle way.
Cinnamon: This is my personal favorite, and is very good for attraction (love), business, concentration, creativity, divination, healing, heartbreak, lust, general magick, purification, security, visions and wealth among other things.
I would chew cinnamon gum before a date, a creative project, a presentation, or at work. Also consider chewing it after dealing with a particularly stressful person or situation.
Grape: Grape gum can be chewed to encourage abundance, charity, fertility, inspiration, money, and prosperity.
This is another good gum to chew before a job interview or at work.
Lemon: Lemon gum always helps me feel awake, and is really good for things like anxiety relief, business, grief, healing (especially emotional), love (to be open to), money, stress relief, and success.
I would recommend enchanting a pack of lemon gum (ice breakers has some good lemon-flavored gum) for helping* combat anxiety disorders and even depression. This would also be very good after an especially rough heartbreak or going on a date after a bit of a “dry spell”.
Peppermint: Peppermint should be chewed to help awaken your senses, bring inner calm, overcome challenges, aid in concentration, encourage more energy, help with healing and purification, encouraging love, attracting money, releasing stress, and strength.
Ok, obviously every chewing gum is probably good for work or money. Peppermint gum is very similar to lemon, and a good substitute for it.
Raspberry: This is a really good chewing gum for somebody who wants to encourage love, work beauty magick, attract optimism, needs protective energy (especially in pregnancy, but I don’t know what is safe for pregnant people to have, so be careful?), security with yourself, and trust.
Yes yes yes. I am not a big fan of raspberry stuff but I love the beauty magick potential in raspberry chewing gum and just the feminine aspect. If you have a very girlie-thing to be up to or want to channel feminine energy (looking at you trans and non-binary pals), chew this gum!
Spearmint: spearmint is good for things such as aggression, inner calm, concentration, danger, healing, love, luck, money, mental power, protection, purification, and stimulation.
Chew spearmint gum if maybe you are a little too passive and have a tendency to get used like a doormat, or just need a boost with your luck.
Also, mint gum of any kind is good for traveling and protection while doing so. Keep and enchanted pack in your car or bag for some extra help.
Strawberry: Strawberry can be used for things like beauty, desire, friendship, harmony, attracting love, relationships, sensuality and relieving stress.
This is the perfect gum to chew while on a date or before! Or share a pack with your best friend after a quarrel to bring harmony back into the relationship.
*I in no way encourage you to use magick as a substitute to actual medical care from a medical professional. If you need help, please contact your local mental health center or hospital.
This is one of my faaaavorite salads to make. It has so much good flavor and I always feel so satisfied after I eat it. But I’ll let you be the judge. 😉
Southwest Rainbow Salad
4-6 romaine leaves, chopped
¼ cup shredded red cabbage
½ orange bell pepper, chopped
½ cup black beans, canned or fresh
6-8 cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup baked tofu (recipe follows)
¼ avocado, diced
Few sprigs of cilantro, chopped
Southwest sauce (recipe follows)
Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and toss with southwest sauce.
½ block extra firm tofu, drained and cubed
1 tbsp. gluten free low sodium tamari
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray or use a non-stick baking pan. Toss the cubed tofu with the tamari then place marinated tofu on baking sheet and bake for 45, flipping tofu once halfway. Remove from oven and allow tofu to cool.
3 tbsp. veganaise or vegan mayo
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. chipotle powder or adobo sauce
½ tsp. rice vinegar
½ tsp. smoked paprika
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. salt
Combine all the ingredients and mix until smooth. Any leftover sauce can be kept in refrigerator for up to a week in an airtight container.
“Everyone is a Genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb, it will live it’s whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~Albert Einstein
I heard this quote today and it really resonated with me. I grew up believing I was stupid because I compared myself to my brother… And probably others.
It wasn’t until much later in life that I learned I am just different than him. Different is good. Each spice adds flavor to life. We all have talents and abilities to share and improve the world in which we swim.