Finding magic with food through ritual and plant based potions.
Beatriz Botaya Figueras is a photographer, archaeologist and one third of the team behind NI MŪ. ‘I gathered all my passions in a single project, photography, gastronomy, conspiracy, archeology, magic and intimacy; from all this came The Coven’s Table a project that revolves around the table,’ she explains.
You’ll find recipes for horchata, celestial figs and orange cream, as well as notes on the divinity of water and the Dagaz ritual. ‘The Coven’s Table was born out of the desire to do something that my whole soul turns over. I have always worked in the world of social networks in which you have to adapt to the likes of your followers to be “successful”. I wanted no one to tell me what to do, how or when to do it.’
Where did your motivation spring from?
I have always had an emotional relationship with food. I have eaten indecent amounts of sugar because of anxiety or for not knowing how to manage some kind of emotion. When I understood that my imbalance was due to emotional vacuums, I wanted to remedy it. I started listening to myself, something I had never done before. I understood that whenever I lived in a stressful or uncomfortable situation, I used sugar and industrial pastries to calm down. In 2014, for ethical and moral reasons, I became vegan / vegetarian and everything changed there. From that day I searched answers in mother nature, understanding that nature is here for us and we are here for her.
Tell us more about the rituals you share…
My rituals are based on introspection. They are individual rituals to understand the world or at least to start seeing the world from another point of view. In addition, I have always thought that all people are a piece of God, which makes us eternal and divine beings, but at the moment we are not aware of it and that is why I want to awaken that divinity in each one of us through an individual knowledge based on learning to be with oneself.
What does being kind to the planet mean to you?
I believe that the best way to live in harmony with the planet is by practicing gratitude. The planet wants and needs us just as we do from it, so it is a win-win relationship. The least we can do is give thanks to life and the planet for all that it offers us and live without excesses. Giving thanks for simply being, helps the whole world to raise our vibrational level that has now been diminished by hate, anger, sadness and many other negative emotions that the system has created through its fake media bombs.
Two warming recipes from The Coven’s Table for the colder months:
400ml oat milk
2 tbsp of turmeric
1 tbsp of cinnamon
2 tbsp of mixed spices like cardamom, black pepper and clove
1 tbsp maple syrup or honey (optional)
Infuse all the spices in the oat milk and stir until it boils. When it boils, leave it for a few minutes, serve it in a cup and then sprinkle with cinnamon.
50gr olive oil
500gr cut onion
1L of water
2 tbsp of vegetable broth extract
6 slices of bread (use dried slices of baguette from previous days)
50gr of grated cheese
1 tbs of sherry
Sauté the onion in the pot with the olive oil. Add the water with the vegetable extract and a touch of white pepper for 20 minutes.
Add the sherry. Pour the contents of the glass into individual refractory casseroles.
Put a slice of toast on each of them and sprinkle with the grated cheese. Gratin in the oven for a few minutes, until the cheese melts and serve immediately.
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