Recipe Classifications Explained!

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Dish-Type Classifications:

Main course dishes that highlight vegetables as the star of the show, and can include fruits, nuts, seeds, mushrooms, oils, acids, spices, and salts as well. These dishes do not contain any animal protein, including meats or eggs.

Main course dishes that highlight meat, and/or eggs, as the star of the show, often co-starring with vegetables as well! They can equally include fruits, nuts, seeds, mushrooms, oils, acids, spices, and salts.

Sweet dishes for your enjoyment! Most often utilizing naturally sweet fruits and tree saps for sweeteners, and nuts, seeds, salts, oils, spices, and/or eggs as a base.

Includes smaller dishes for quick, lighter meals (ideal for breakfasts and snacks!), sauces, seasonings, and any other kind of condiments, stocks, or toppings you can use on repeat.

Preparation Style Classifications:

Recipes for when you want to cook with just a few flavors, i.e. no more than 10 ingredients.

Recipes for when you want a KALEIDESCOPE of complex flavors, with no less than 10 ingredients.

Recipes that require minimal active preparation: the epitome of ‘throw it in a pot and go!’

Recipes that require longer inactive waiting periods, such as for roasting, marinating, freezing, etc. Start ’em first thing in your day, and have easy, deliciously rich meals later.

Recipes that take no longer than 30 minutes total time to make. For your busiest days!

Recipes with multiple, involved steps that take an hour or more to actively prepare– for when you want to stretch your cooking chops and dazzle with a fancy celebration of a meal.

Elemental Classifications:

Recipes that use primarily Fire-based ingredients; as such, will generally be warming, caramelized, or hot; taste bold, spicy, sharp, or sweet, and will have a burn-through cleansing and/or energizing effect. Like Miguel and Amber’s energies from Torus Link, these recipes are great for warming confidence.

Recipes that use primarily Earth-based ingredients; as such, will generally be dense, thicker, drier, or fatty; taste of dry-mildness or rich, mulled-sweet depth, and will have a calming, centering, grounding and/or filling effect. Like Kaito and Hazel’s energies from Torus Link, these recipes are great for steadying yourself for the task at hand.

Recipes that use primarily Air-based ingredients; as such, will generally be fluffy-textured, lighter and spongier, aromatically pungent, salty, or acidic; taste of sourness, zest or sharp zap, and/or will have an electrifying effect that wakes you UP. (Often quite literally with natural electrolytes!) Like Zirconia and Sanji’s energies from Torus Link, these recipes are great for boosting any sluggishness with instant energy.

Recipes that use primarily Water-based ingredients; as such, will generally be leafy and billowy, cooler, or with a prominent, literal water-content; taste subtle, mild, gentle, and/or bitter, and will have a meditative and/or flowy-cleansing effect. Like Ren and Azalea’s energies from Torus Link, these recipes are great for cooling your body down with quiet reflection.

Recipes that use all four elements in generally equal measures– when you want a balanced, even meal, this is for you.



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