Friday the 13th has long been considered an unlucky day in the eyes of the superstitious. Black cats are actively avoided, umbrellas are not to be opened indoors, and many are careful not to walk underneath any ladders. Below are several recipes incorporating ingredients that are traditionally thought to be “lucky.” Whatever your superstitions may be, keep fortune on your side this Friday the 13th by whipping up ones of these delicious (and lucky) recipes!
1. Garlic– Many cultures believe garlic keeps bad luck (and of course witches and vampires) at bay. Try this Roasted Garlic Soup from Healthful Pursuit for a little peace of mind.
2. Round Fruits– Round fruits share the same shape as coins, and therefore symbolize prosperity. Any round fruit will do, but this Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit recipe from Eating Well looks quite delicious!
3. Black Eyed Peas– This food is known for fertility and fortune. This Hoppin John Black Eyed Peas recipe from She Wears Many Hats is sure to bring a little luck your way.
4. Noodles– Noodles are associated with life and longevity in Asian cultures. Give these Ginger Scallion Noodles from How Divine a go. Avoid cutting your noodles, however, as this could symbolize cutting life short.
5. Pork– Because pigs push their snouts forward in the soil, pork is linked with growth and progress. These Pork Carnitas from Budget Savvy Diva might just be your stroke of luck!
6. Pomegranate– Pomegranates are thought to symbolize full life and fertility. In the mood for something sweet? How about Pomegranate Chocolate Bark from Raw Manda!
7. Fish– Due to their forward swimming motion and coin-like scales, fish are considered lucky in several cultures. Give this Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa recipe from The Cookie Rookie a try!