7 Lucky Foods for Friday the 13th

Banish bad vibes with these lucky recipes from Food Network.

CINNAMON BAKED DOUGHNUTS Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa/Heard it on the Grapevine Food Network Baking Spray with Flour, Allpurpose Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Egg, Whole Milk, Unsalted Butter, Vanilla Extract

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day when anything bad can happen. To combat any negative vibes that might come your way, we rounded up a list of seven (lucky number!) dishes featuring lucky ingredients that you can make. One should be plenty for some positive energy, but feel free to make all seven if you’re feeling extra superstitious!

Doughnuts
Ring-shaped foods are symbolic of coming full circle in some cultures. Make Ina Garten’s Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts (pictured above) for a fall-flavored breakfast.

All-Star Holiday Fish_ Bobby Flay_s Prime Rib_ and Weekend Opener

All-Star Holiday Fish_ Bobby Flay_s Prime Rib_ and Weekend Opener

Photo by: YUNHEE KIM

YUNHEE KIM

Roasted Whole Fish
In Chinese culture fish is symbolic of abundance and serving one whole is the ultimate display of the notion. Amanda Freitag’s Herb-Stuffed Whole Fish is ultra-elegant.

PEANUT_SOBA_NOODLES_008.tif

PEANUT_SOBA_NOODLES_008.tif

Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

Photo by: Antonis Achilleos

Antonis Achilleos

Soba Noodles
The Japanese believe that soba noodles signify good luck and longevity. Get a large helping of both with generous portions of these Cold Peanut Soba Noodles with Chicken.

Thanksgiving Cookbook and Cover

Thanksgiving Cookbook and Cover

Photo by: RYAN DAUSCH

RYAN DAUSCH

Greens
Green is the color of money so it only makes sense that eating more of the color would bring you prosperity, right? Even if you don’t totally buy into the idea, this Braised Chard with Dried Cranberries is a dish we can all get behind.

060816_All-Star Pumpkin Recipes

060816_All-Star Pumpkin Recipes

Photo by: David Malosh

David Malosh

Cake
Round cakes are considered lucky because they symbolize coming full circle. We recommend this Concord Grape Layer Cake for its added level of luck: grapes.

Photo by: Armando Rafael ©Armando Rafael Photography

Armando Rafael, Armando Rafael Photography

Black-Eyed Peas
In the American South, black eyed peas symbolize wealth because according to folklore they saved the south from famine. Myth or not, this Black-Eyed Pea Soup is sure to hit the spot.

Food Network Kitchen’s Cornbread Chile Poke Bake.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Cornbread
Cornbread is the color of gold, symbolizing wealth. We recommend making this Cornbread Chili Poke Bake for extra good luck.

Keep Reading

Next Up

50 Rice Dishes

These easy sides are perfect for any occassion.

Cheesy Casseroles to Celebrate Cold Weather

It’s (finally!) cooling down and we’re celebrating with our favorite cheesy casseroles.

Seasonal Spotlight on Cranberries

Warning: Not for the faint of tart.

Mix-and-Match Cornbread

Bring something new to your next barbecue: This recipe from Food Network Magazine leads to thousands of combinations!

Lucky New Year’s Foods

Learn about various customs of eating Lucky Food for the New Year and find corresponding recipes, so that you can bring these traditions into your home.

Andrew's Lucky Chopsticks, a Reminder of Asia's Bustling Food Culture

Closing out the New York City Wine & Food Festival weekend was Andrew Zimmern's Lucky Chopsticks, reminiscent of the bustling night markets of Asia.

Lucky 13: The New Season of Food Network Star Is Set to Begin in June

You heard it here first: The Season 13 search for Food Network's newest Star is officially on. Get all the latest details.

Eating on the Run: Foods to Fuel Your Black Friday

Check out a collection of Food Network's easy-to-eat munchies to fuel your Black Friday shopping.

Simple, Strong Snacks: Foods to Fuel Your Black Friday Shopping

Get set for long hours and even longer lines at the mall on Black Friday with these simple go-to snack.

Watch the Premiere of Food Network Star Kids to Enter Our Lucky Star $10K Giveaway

To celebrate the premiere season of Food Network Star Kids, we're hosting a Lucky Star $10K Giveaway sweepstakes. Find out how to enter for a chance to win.