Food & Astrology | Collaboration with French Astrologer
Beyond excited to finally share this new project with you guys. I am doing it with french astrologer Paqui Conde who is working with people all around the world. We have been exchanging ideas, working on this project together for the last 6 months and I cannot wait for you to discover it!
Each month, I will highlight an astrological sign by offering recipes and tips. Each recipe will show you the importance of using local and seasonal ingredients, taking into account the energy of the astrological signs we are in. But even if that sign isn't yours, I invite you to try the recipes anyway. They will introduce you to the ingredients you should be eating and to the dominant energy during the season in question.
Our body has phases and as we go through the seasons, our needs change with them. Zodiac signs are connected to the seasons; meaning seasons, nutrition and astrology are all related and working together.
I am looking forward to your feedbacks! Hopefully you guys enjoy the coming recipes.
December 21 - January 19
Capricorn is often represented in the form of a half goat, half-fish drawing, a mythology creature known as the sea goat. It is the tenth sign of the zodiac and is in the first month of winter. It is cold outside, nature rests and we enter into an hibernating world.
Balance your diet with warm and nourishing meals to fight the cold, avoiding sugary and greasy food to prevent from stocking bad fat in your body.
Ingredients such as spinach, carrot, turnip, fennel, anise, cumin, celery, dry raisin, wheat germ, avocado, pineapple and yogurt will be benefic to the Capricorn and will help him staying at is healthiest.
During the first decan (21-31 dec) avoid charcuterie, fat cooking, frying food and dairy to prevent from skin problems.
In the second decan (1st-9 jan) keep a strong and healthy digestive system, favorite homemade fruit juices and soups. Replace refined products (sugar, cereals, bread) by their equivalents (complete, semi complete).
Strong bones in third decan (10-18 jan), eat food high in calcium such as almonds, cheddar cheese and parsley.
During this period eat at regularly hours, do not dinne too late and try to get adequate sleep.
Recipe ideas for the Capricorn:
Dreamy Spiced Moon Milk - A delicious blend of spice for capricorns!
Carrot & ginger soup, roasted chestnut, wheat germ - The perfect meal to fight the cold.
January 20 - February 21
Aquarius is the second sign of the winter and is represented by a drawing of water waves. During the duration of Aquarius, we experience the coldest days and longest nights of the year. There is freshness/purity in the air and germination in the ground.
As you enter the natural cleansing of your body, adopt a restorative and balanced diet. Prioritise foods like spinach, egg yolk, broccoli and citrus who are high in vitamin C, iron and calcium.
During this period and to support your body, avoid stimulants (coffee and alcohol), rich, fatty and sweet foods.
During the 1st decan (21-30 Jan) protect your nervous and cardiovascular system by eating oleaginous fruits such as walnut or almond who provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They strengthens the immune system, soothes the nerves and balance the nervous system.
In the 2nd decan (31 jan-8 Feb) prevent snacking between meals by adding legumes into your diet. For example, lentils promote stable glycemic levels during digestion and keep you full until your next meal.
Good blood circulation in 3rd decan (9-21 feb), eat lemon, orange and parsley to strengthen and protect the blood vessels. Eat pear to release blood from its impurities and help restore good blood pressure.
Eat at regular hours and take the time to make new plans for the future.
Recipe for the Aquarius HERE
February 22 - March 21
Represented by two fish tied together, pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac, third and last sign of the winter. It is important to understand the energy of this sign, as various planets travel through Pisces all year long.
As winter ends, the days are getting longer and the temperature higher. The snows melts and water starts to flow again. The sign of pisces is a sign of symbiosis: seeking unity and fusion with all the surrounding. Pisces behaves like this also with foods.
During this period build vitality and energy with a light diet. Support your immune system with foods like carrot, cabbage, fish, fresh greens, lemon and raw fruits. Do not overeat, listen to your body and your needs. Fresh juices and herbal teas will help in this transition. Make the right dietary choices, eat what you like especially if it’s natural.
1st decan (19-28/29 Feb): Take care of the pancreas by eating high fiber foods, raw vegetables and fruits. Replace refinerated sugar with acacia honey or agave syrup.
2nd decan (1-9 March): In that period the immune system is weaker, to prevent getting sick adopt a light and healthy diet. Do not overeat to protect the liver and the abdominal area.
3rd decan (10-20 March): As the immune system get stronger it is recommended to add foods such as carrot and cabbage in your diet to prevent from intestinal inflammation.
Recipe for the Pisces HERE
March 21 - April 20
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and is represented by a ram; an uncastrated male sheep.
Aries mark the beginning of a cycle, birthing new life and energy. Springtime flourishes with wild abundance of plants as roots are beginning to grow beneath the surface.
Add into your diet more light and raw foods. In April citrus are still in season, start the day with fresh orange, lemon and grapefruit juices. Eliminate toxins with meals high in fruits and vegetables.
Apple, rhubarb, lemon, kiwi, asparagus, pear,
beetroot, spinach, onion, lettuce, salad leaves, radishes, basil, chives, broccoli.