Welcome to Goddess MECA. Mary Elizabeth Coen Assists your inner Goddess, through sharing her love of cookery, fashion and stories. This is a place to relax, feel inspired and unleash your creative potential. Enjoy.

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By Mary on Sunday 26 July 2015

Angelina Jolie is right–Get your ovaries checked ladies! In Ireland ovarian cancer is ignored, yet it is the silent cancer, that’s been killing me softly.

In Ireland ovarian cancer is ignored, yet it is the silent cancer, that’s been killing me softly. Any diagnosis is a relief if it comes after multiple visits to the doctor, in which you are increasingly dismissed as the unimportant…continue reading

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Featured Recipes

Category: Meat & Poultry

Aji de Gallina – Peruvian Chicken with yellow peppers

Aji de Gallina is a traditional Peruvian classic served with thin strips of chicken served with a creamy yellow and spicy sauce, made basically with aji Amarillo (yellow peppers), cheese, milk, bread, and walnuts. This appears on page 195 of my novel ‘Love & the Goddess’, as the characters Kate, James and Maria eat in a local restaurant in the centre of Cusco. See also my recipe for Suspiro de Limena; – it appears under the dessert category.

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Category: Cakes & Desserts

Chocolate Truffle Cake


Over the years, I’ve offered to buy the most fabulous birthday/Easter cakes for my kids in order to avoid making this cake…all to no avail. Even my youngest would not settle for the most fabulously decorated confection from a bakery. There was no contest when it came to chocolate cake.

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Latest Mythology

By Mary on Saturday 07 September 2013

The Triple Goddess Myth

The Triple goddess myth is one of the most enduring and fascinating of the Greek myths. Anyone wishing to understand female archetypes will be drawn to this story. It’s the reason I wanted to include references to it in my…continue reading

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