Foods of the Sun and Leo

Flavors associated with the Sun are frequently sweet and/or pungent (sharp, acrid), and can include things like Chinese sweet and sour soup or key lime pie. These foods might also be quite “rich” in flavor or include the golden, orange hues associated with the Sun. Being a fire planet ~ and Leo a fire sign ~ we might expect these foods to be served hot or cooked over a fire. Well, don’t heat up your key lime pie, but you get the idea. Roasting weinies over a campfire? That’s cooking with fire.

Here are some suggestions, albeit some might be stretching it a just a bit, such as “catfish.” But it makes sense, right? Please feel free to add your suggestions in the comments section. There are lots of foods, and this is only a short list.

Meat and Fish

  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Catfish
  • Brains
  • Heart meats

Veggies

  • Olives (technically a fruit, btw)
  • Barley
  • Rice
  • Corn
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Watercress
  • Hearts of palm

Herbs and Spices

  • Bay Leaves
  • Chamomile
  • Chicory
  • Saffron
  • Tumeric
  • Lovage
  • Mustard
  • Rosemary
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Peppermint
  • Mace
  • Sugar
  • Honey
  • Poppy seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seeds

Edible Flowers ~ DO NOT eat plants from the side of the road as they may have been sprayed with pesticides or who knows what. Know what you’re eating! Grow them yourself with organic fertilizers, get them from a reputable source, or leave them alone. Never eat flowers from a florist or nursery.

  • Carnations
  • Marigolds
  • Rosemary
  • English Daisy
  • Citrus Blossoms
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Chamomile
  • Bee Balm
  • Pineapple Sage

Fruits and Nuts

  • Citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits)
  • Pomegranites
  • Bananas
  • All nuts ~ especially walnuts

Alcohol ~ Do check out The Intoxicated Zodiac’s Cocktails of Leo

  • Gin (made from juniper berries)
  • Rare, expensive liquers

Note: You’ll see foods overlapping in the “Foods of… “pages. They come from a wide array of sources, some ancient, some new, some contradictory. Not all make sense. For dining purposes, be creative and enjoy. Make it an experience!

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