Recipes by the Sign

Aries

Aries rules the spicier side of life. For the planet of muscles, bold flavored foods, including those made with cayenne and chili peppers, are favored. Red foods, like radishes and strawberries, are under the Ram's rulership.

Chile con Queso
Cajun Chicken Wings
Blue Cheese Dressing
Beef Chili
Leg of Lamb with Applesauce Mint Sauce
Grasshopper
Mustard Marinade
Bananas Foster
Strawberry Dessert Bread


Taurus

Taurus, the bull, is one of the main aficionados of comfort food. Taurus enjoys foods with extravagant ingredients, but is probably better off sticking to more simple fare for health reasons. Hearty meals made of meat and potatoes are under their domain. Taurus rules the country of Ireland.

Borscht Dinner
Peaches and Cream Cheesecake
Irish Meatballs
Crock Pot Roast Beef
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins


Gemini

Gemini is an air sign, so light summer fare to serve at a soiree suits them well. Their herb is marjoram; an herb which the ancient Romans believed was an aphrodisiac.

Chicken Pate'
Summer Squash Soup
Pickled Pea Salad
Mac n' Ham
Roast Quail with Gravy
Watergate Salad


Cancer

Seafood…primarily crustaceans are the crabs domain. Cancer is also the juicy sign of the zodiac, so juicy fruits like melons are ruled by Cancer. Comfort foods, which create memories of Mom or feeling cozy also make the grade for this sweet, nostalgic sign.

Crab or Lobster Dip
Seafood Chowder
Shrimp Newberg
Fried Shrimp Balls
Cole Slaw
Banana Pudding
Watermelon Fruit Salad



Leo

The king of beasts wants the best in his or her kitchen. Regal foods with expensive ingredients make the lion feel loved. Italian food and cuisine from Chicago and Philly, (some of the best food in the world), are ruled by Leo.

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
Chicago Style Deepdish Pizza
Gourmet Season Salt
Lasagna
Rice Torte
Honey & Garlic Marinade
Honey Bun Cake



Virgo

Virgo loves an orderly kitchen and has every gadget ever invented. At least this one does… Being an earth sign, all veggies grown underground are ruled by Virgo, most of which are also harvested around September. Potatoes, carrots, turnips, as well as peanuts, whole wheat products and oats appeal to their love of healthy foods. Greece is one of the countries under rulership of Virgo.

Veggie Dip
Greek Salad Dressing
Greek Pita Pockets
Vichyssoise
Whipped Carrots & Potatoes
Oatmeal Rum Raison Cookies
Harvest Muffins


Libra

Libra is a social sign and excels at using food to create relaxing atmospheres for their guests. Many fruits are ruled by this sign, including berries, pears and grapes. Artichokes and asparagus are their vegetables, as well as legumes of all types.

Artichoke Dip
Fruit Stew
Texas Caviar
Marinated Bean Salad
Asparagus Mold
Peppered Sirloin Tips
Fresh Mint Tea
Strawberry Pound Cake


Scorpio

The sign of Scorpio has attributed to strongly flavored fare: Those that create a memorable experience for the palate. Being the most sexual sign of the zodiac, foods that are succulent and have supposed aphrodisiac properties suit them well. Scorpio rules New Orleans and Morocco.

Salmon Ball
French Onion Soup
Scalloped Oysters
Jambalaya
Jewish Chopped Liver
Chocolate Covered Cherries


Sagittarius

Sagittarius rules wild game because of the adventure one has in hunting it. They too, like Scorpio, prefer strongly flavored food. Some of the strong flavors associated with Sagitarrius are seasonings…including cinnamon, sage and garlic. Two of their vegetables are leeks and celery, and one of their fruits is grapefruit. Spanish food is under their rulership.

Venison Jerky
Trout
Sausage Sage Stuffing
Spanish Omelet
Wassail Tea
Spanish Pecans


Capricorn

The Goat likes their food to have substance. They are particularly fond of starchy foods, such as pastas, potatoes, rice and barley. Staple foods are under their rulership as are the foods from the countries Capricorn rules, including India and Mexico.

Mexican Layered Dip
Fajitas
Macaroni & Cheese
Indian Style Vegetables
Pulao
Chocolate Fudge Cake


Aquarias

Aquarians like the unusual, sometimes even the exotic. In the world of food, kumquats and kiwi share Aquarian rulership, along with the more mundane, citrus, apples and raisons. Also among the rulership are large birds, like chicken, duck, turkey and goose. They like to try new restaurants and will sample the local cuisine when visiting foreign countries.

Asian Shrimp
Polynesian Spareribs
Fruit Pizza
Smoked Turkey & Avocado Salad
Apple Doughnut Balls
Citrus Sparkle Tea


Pisces

Obviously fish is one of the Piscean food domains. Also any food which is the color of sea green, including cucumbers, limes, and kelp. The Mediterranean is ruled by Pisces, and all food associated with it. Also, foods which are what might be considered “slimy” are ruled by the Fishes, such as okra, papaya, escargot, avocados, and Jell-O.

Chilled Cucumber Avocado Salad
Escargot
Gumbo
Mediterranean Fish Stew
Citrus Snapper
Lime Pineapple Mold
Key Lime Pie
Mediterranean Coffee






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