Asur’Ana has experimented with many lovely feasts last year. Each of these feasts was a part of a menu Earth had in mind for the holidays when special attention to cooking is a part of the human dream. Below we offer up three holiday menus, one that is Greek, one that is Italian, and one that is of Continental cuisine. The goal is to create a wonderful vegetarian meal for oneself and one’s guests that is fun to prepare and fulfilling to experience.
Cooking need not be a chore; it can be a work of art. As one intends to allow the cooking to express one’s heart in collaboration with Earth and the vegetable and fruit kingdoms, so it will be. Those enjoying the food prepared in such a kitchen can only be amazed.
For the holiday feast, food would taste extra delicious and the gathering magical, if the entire family or group takes a moment to bless the cook or chef, kitchen, vegetable and fruit kingdoms, and the farmlands. Perhaps this speaks to what occurs as soul returns to the dance of life – all of life becomes magical including the food upon one’s plate.
Therefore, intend that this be so at your holiday meals this year beloved. Then extend this magic to all meals in the year ahead. Take the time to bless what you eat and bless the food you are preparing in the kitchen, and mealtime can become a magical and blessed experience.
Continental Holiday Cuisine
For new vegetarians, there may be a need to create something that feels more traditional for holiday fare. We hope that in the below recipes that Earth and Asur’Ana have accomplished this goal.