There is something so comforting about a warm, hearty bowl of soup. The aromas that fill the home when it’s cooking, the way it warms the spirit as it’s being consumed — everything about soup is just so magickal!
Potatoes are not only one of the most versatile veggies around, they’re also a great addition to any kitchen witch’s culinary spells thanks to their wonderful grounding and centering properties. They harness a very homely energy and have a direct connection to the Earth element. When we use potatoes in our culinary spellwork, it can help us tap into that grounding energy and rebalance our energies from the inside-out.
In need of some serious grounding? This Potato Soup Spell is a tasty way to recenter and feel more stable. Comfort food really is the best type of kitchen magick 🥔
Gather Your Ingredients:
5-6 medium sized red potatoes*
6 cups broth (5 cups if you like a thicker soup)
1 cup heavy cream**
1 onion, diced
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil or butter
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons pink himilayan salt***
¼ teaspoon ground thyme
½ teaspoon ground sage
Notes From Our Resident Kitchen Witch
*You can use other potatoes such as yellow or russet, but I've found that red potatoes offer the best flavor for this soup.
**If you don't have heavy cream on hand, you can mix ⅓ cup of melted butter with ⅔ cups of milk to achieve a similar effect. For a vegan alternative, use unflavored soy milk or oat milk.
***Any other type of salt will work just fine. Salt is salt!
Start your spellwork by lighting a candle near your stove and taking a moment to meditate on your intentions for this meal. It may help to have all your ingredients and cooking tools in one place while you do this. Pour your energy into the spell as you visualize white light embracing and charging the ingredients and cooking tools with your intentions.
Carve sigils or symbols into your potatoes to represent grounding and protection. If you don't use sigils in your practice, simply carving words such as “Grounded” or “Balanced” will work just as well! It's the intent that matters. Once you've finished carving, chop the potatoes and set them aside.
Boil 6 cups of broth in your cauldron or pot. Once the broth is at a rolling boil, add your potatoes while envisioning their protective and stabilizing Earth energy coming to life in the pot. Leave the potatoes to boil and soften.
In a small saucepan, heat the oil/butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic into the saucepan to repel negativity and give your spell an extra boost of protection magick. Saute mixture until onion is tender.
Add seasonings to your saute mixture and stir until combined. Thyme will imbue your spell with cleansing energy while encouraging a positive attitude and inner strength. Sage is pulling double-duty for this spell, boosting the potato's grounding energy and the Thyme's cleansing properties. Once these ingredients are well acquainted, remove the saute mixture from heat and set aside.
Check on your potatoes and broth mixture. Once the potatoes are tender, use a potato masher or hand blender to blend them with the remaining broth in the pot. Then stir in your heavy cream.
Add saute mix to the potato soup base and stir clockwise (deiseil) until combined. As you stir, envision peace and calmness overcoming you and flowing into your soup. Think of the roots that the potatoes came from, imagining those same roots gently wrapping around you and anchoring you to the earth. Feel the stillness and stability cradle you. Swirl this energy in with your soup.
Serve and enjoy! As you’re communing, open yourself to embodying the energy that was placed into your soup as you were preparing it. Feel its warmth and grounding properties. Thank Mother Earth for her contributions and sacrifice in preparing this magickal meal. Settle into your hearty bowl and ground with its elements!