You may have figured out from the title, that I am starting a new series this week entitled “Cooking with Astrology”. No, I am not going hippie, new-age on you….I promise! Come on, it will be fun…..
I have always been fascinated by astrology, and now that I am single again, I thought it might be fun to explore the different astrological signs…..through food. I also started to think about blogging, and what makes my food blog different from all of the others? What do I have to offer that you won’t find everywhere else? By this time next year, you will be able to find a full menu for all twelve astrological signs. But it doesn’t matter when your birthday is, each meal is delicious and healthy!
Have you ever noticed that most of your friends have similar birthdays? Mine do. I am obviously drawn to Scorpios, which is a good thing for friends. And I have always been drawn to Libras and Leos as boyfriends, and now ex-husband…bad thing 🙁 After the ex walked out, I started looking into astrology to find out more about our personalities and why things were such a mess. I wish I had done this research 25 years ago!!!
A Taurus (me) is incompatible with a Libra or Sagittarius…..oops! Sooooo, I looked into which signs are compatible; Cancer, Pisces, Virgo, Taurus. Well now I know 😛 The Sun Sign Cancer starts June 22rd and ends July 23nd…..perfect timing! So I have created the perfect meal for my imaginary perfect astrological match, and I will be sharing it with you over the course of the next week.
The sign cancer is ruled by the moon, so I went with a moonlight glow for the table. Pretty for dining, not so good for food photography! Those are my everyday dishes and a sheer curtain panel I found down in the basement, all lit up with tea light candles. I bought the place mats and roses at Target.
For the first course, we have a Shaved Fennel Salad with mixed greens, pineapple, homemade croutons, and a lemon vinaigrette…..
I was a little nervous about the fennel, but it was actually quite good. The sweetness of the pineapple works perfectly with the arugula. My pineapple chunks could have been larger! Light, simple salad that would be perfect with any meal!
Cancer’s symbol is the crab, so Seafood Pasta seemed like a perfect fit. The Pinot Grigio in the wine glasses was also a perfect!
OMG…yes I did!!! That yummy creme brulee is dairy-free 🙂
Yes, that gorgeous Italian Frittata is breakfast…..don’t judge…..I’m just covering all of the mealtime bases! I could go into more detail, but I do not want to scare anyone away 😉 If you would like to know more, just email me your questions. I would be happy to answer them! Based on this meal, I think Mr. Cancer is Italian…..what do you think?
Shaved Fennel Salad
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||11 minutes|
|Total time||26 minutes|
- For Croutons
- 2 Cups crusty bread cubes (1/2 inch, I used sourdough)
- 3 - 4 Tablespoons grapeseed oil (or any light tasting oil)
- sea salt & fresh ground pepper
- For Vinaigrette
- 3 Tablespoons grapeseed oil (or any light tasting oil)
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- sea salt & fresh ground pepper
- For Salad
- 1 Large fennel bulb (remove tough outer leaves)
- 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
- 4 Cups mixed greens
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