I don't mean just that it helps your body. I don't mean the process of converting food to energy, either.
Food can hold magical properties.
Consider the whole idea of "comfort food." There are just some foods that make you feel better, aren't there? For me, it's chocolate. Thankfully, I have a husband who knows and appreciates that fact.
I wanted to share a recipe for some magical food that I mention in my book Ghost Mountain. Cerri Baker makes a Gypsy Casserole as comfort food. This casserole is said to help with clearing a person's thoughts—something Cerri really needs!
I found this in A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook and wanted to share it with you.
Gypsy Casserole1 18oz can hearty beef or chicken soup1 cup cooked noodles1 cup cooked peas1 cup chopped onion1/2 cup sour cream1/4 teaspoon dried dill weekCombine all ingredients in a microwave-safe casserole dish. Microwave on high for 8 minutes, stopping twice to stir. (Or heat for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F in a conventional oven.) Garnish with cheese for change, parsley for protection and health, or tomatoes for love.
That's Cerri's comfort food. Although she is a huge fan of chocolate, too. What's your comfort food?