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This month for Cooking with Astrology, we are celebrating our Scorpio friends with a wonderful Moroccan meal….. that is inspired by Ryan Gosling!
Tonight’s meal starts with this creamy, Moroccan Butternut Squash Soup that is sprinkled with goat cheese…..
Believe it or not, this soup is lactose free! Did you know that any cheese aged for more than 45 days, is considered lactose free? This goat cheese was even labeled “Lactose Free”. I cannot remember the name of the brand right now, but I will add it after I find out. 🙂
This soup is flavored with a Moroccan spice mixture that is easy to create, and tomato paste. I could not find Harissa, so I opted to use my favorite Chili Garlic Paste from the Asian section of the grocery store. It sounded close enough!
So why did I choose Ryan Gosling over all of the other Scorpios? Hey Girl…..
I absolutely love these crazy photos on pinterest! He owns a Moroccan restaurant in Los Angeles named Tagine, so that sealed the deal! I just love it when everything falls into place.
The most difficult part about this meal, was finding anything Moroccan! The spices, ingredients, even place mats were no where to be found. So I kept things pretty simple, and I will include all of the substitutions that I made. That incredibly delicious entree is Chicken Tagine with Olives & Lemons. For dessert we have a Moroccan Orange Cake…..
and then an Avocado & Date Smoothie for breakfast…..
My best friend Michelle is a Scorpio, so I ran most of these recipe ideas by her for her approval. 🙂
Okay, let’s get down to businesses. Scorpio runs from October 23rd thru November 21st. The symbol of the Scorpio is a scorpion. Their ruling planet it Pluto. Is Pluto still a planet? Their element is Water, and the body part that is ruled, is the reproductive organs. So it’s all about getting Scorpio in the mood!
Scorpio is the solar opposite of Taurus (me), so half of our personalities are very similar…..that’s why we get along so well! The other half, is completely opposite! Scorpios do best when paired with a Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces, or Cancer. They should avoid relationships with Aries and Gemini.
How about a fun graphic to explain the personality traits of Scorpios…..
Seriously, isn’t Pinterest awesome? This is an excellent meal by the way, and I cannot wait to share all of the recipes over the next week.
I hope everyone enjoys it!
Moroccan Butternut Squash Soup
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||1 hour|
|Total time||1 hour, 15 minutes|
- 1 Large yellow onion (chopped)
- Kosher salt
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Pounds butternut squash (peeled, seeded, chopped into 1 1/2-inch chunks)
- 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon La Kama Spice Mixture (*see below)
- 4 Cups hot water
- 1/2 cup heavy cream (or full fat coconut milk (can))
- 1/4 Pound goat cheese (crumbled)
- 1 teaspoon harissa paste (*see below)
- sea salt & fresh ground pepper (to taste)
*La Kama Spice Mixture -
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cubeb pepper (I used chili powder)
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Mix spices together, and store in a sealed jar in a cool, dark place.
*Harissa - I could not find this in Iowa, so I substituted Chili Garlic Paste (from the Asian food section).
This recipe will be partying at these link parties!