Why I’m Different Than Other Voodoo Priestesses

Hollywood is all over Voodoo like white on dirty rice, and maybe that’s a good thing. Each week in my recent memory has brought another conversation with a producer looking to learn more. Sooner, rather than later, the conversation turns around to who I am and how I got to this weird and wonderful universe of Voodoo. [Read more…]

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Honor Your Ancestors and Native People with Corn Maque Choux

New Orleans has a unique flavor all its own: the jazz, the Voodoo, the streetcar, and the food. Oh, how we love the food. Maque Choux is a Southern Louisiana corn delicacy. [Read more…]

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A Sicilian St. Joseph’s Day Recipe for Frittata

Every Sicilian knows that March 19th is the feast of St. Joseph. It is a time for elaborate celebrations, tables laid with flowers and food for all to share. [Read more…]

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Santeria Recipe: Oya Flaming Spinach Salad

Everything you put in your mouth, your mind, your body should feed your soul. Many of you took the time over the weekend to celebrate the wondrousness of the Santeria goddess of the wind Oya. Try the following is exciting recipe that includes many of her favorite offerings, and goes on fire! [Read more…]

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New Years Tradition: Collard Greens for Success Recipe

No Voodoo or Hoodoo discussion about this time of year would be complete without talking about the traditional New Year’s recipe for collard greens. This dish is served just after midnight. If eaten and prepared right, it is said to bring divine blessings of money and success. [Read more…]

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Holiday Love Nuts Recipe

The spices used in Santeria and New Orleans Voodoo to honor the goddess Oshun are scientifically proven aphrodisiacs. According to the Science Channel, pumpkin pie spices, like clove, cinnamon and nutmeg are said to increase blood flow to the male member by up to 40 percent. These are ritual herbs for Oshun and are included in this recipe to help you bring love and blessings into your life. [Read more…]

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Chango’s Feast Day: Beware There Could Be Flames!

There are many stories about this legendary King who is said to have actually lived in the 4th Century B.C.E. One of the most popular deities, Chango is the Ashe, or divine energy, of fire. The sacred power of the flame. [Read more…]

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