It is fitting that Thanksgiving falls in the month of Sagittarius – when it comes to food, the Archer is all about the feast. Gathering loved ones around the table for roaring conversations and plenty, and I mean plenty, of food. The Sagittarian table is a laden table – one that reflects high-minded ideals like gratitude and generosity and community – all things dear to the Sagittarian heart.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, aka Zeus, the king of the gods in the ancient Parthenon, the sky god, rule-maker, and legendary lover. Sagittarius’ motto – one of them – could be “go big or go home.” This is a sign that loves expansion, sharing, spreading its warmth, ideas, and culinary delights. It does not shy away from butter, oils, or fats. In fact, fried foods are a particular delight to the Sagittarian palate, as are roasted or grilled meats, especially fowl. Seeds, nuts, eggs, honey, and dates are favored as well. Vegetables and fruits that are golden and orange find a place at the table, as do golden or orange spices such as redolent cloves, healthful turmeric, and precious saffron. Jupiter rules the liver, so there’s space for bitter herbs and liver cleansers, along with plenty of water to wash down some of those sweet wines!
Here are some meal ideas for the Sagittarian season. These foods are chosen with the spirit and jouissance of the Archer in mind. Try some dishes, align with the solar energies, and remember, it’s not what you eat that matters most to Sagittarius – it is the people with whom you eat and the gratitude you have for the sources of your nourishment. Sagittarius is a philosophical sign, one that is always looking to broaden its (and your!) horizons, perspectives, and hearts. Considering the penchant for cheeses, fats, and fried foods, there’s a chance of broadening your waistline as well, but that’s why long rambling hikes in the great outdoors exist. Get out and explore the world, but first, let’s feast!
Welcome to the Archer’s Table!
Banana, papaya, and pineapple smoothie
Omelets, or eggs of any kind, especially with cheese
Yogurt bowl with honey, berries, seeds, and nuts
Yellow dal with brown rice
Wings and fries
Curried chicken salad
Pumpkin cashew curry
Sardines on crackers
Roasted garbanzo beans and pepitas
Butter poached salmon
Saffron chicken tagine
Dry-brined Cornish hens
Cheese plate withe dates and nuts
Roasted or grilled pineapple
Mango sticky rice
Olive oil cake with citrus buttercream frosting
Pineapple upside down cake
Papaya, pineapple, or grapefruit juice
Hot buttered rum