Need dinner ideas? Get your July food horoscope

Cooking inspirations straight from the stars. Plus, your key ingredient for the month.

food horoscopes

Illustration, LeeAndra Cianci.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

You are brimming with energy right now. Might be those gorgeous smoothie bowls you’ve been loving for breakfast. Keep the fuel in your tank with a spectacular salad for lunch, then finish off the day well with power foods such as rutabaga and spinach. Need a cupcake? Sure you do! Make it these killer beet-chocolate ones. Lettuce is your key ingredient this month.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

This month let your social butterfly flit and flutter all over the place. Host the gang for a barbecue of amazing ribs and potato salad. Then take a beautiful rhubarb bread to your next team-building session at work. Everyone wants to be your friend so it would be wise to pack extra homemade granola on your next road trip. Pecans are your key ingredient this month.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Last month was a bit of a gong show. Things are looking up now but there will continue to be instability. No problem, just hit it with a homemade muesli breakfast and the world’s best club salad for dinner. And what oozes positivity more than strawberry-lemon cupcakes? Coconut is your key ingredient this month.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Kick off a great month with a signature maple rye and ginger cocktail. You’re everyone’s go-to person right now for great ideas — this time tell them all about the fab Spanish noodle dish you made for dinner. Then whip up a (simple) berry pie to show off your mad baking skillz. Family always comes first with you, so surprise and delight them with French toast for breakfast. Shrimp is your key ingredient this month.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Your sweet tooth is kinda calling all the shots right now. Of course, that’s never a bad idea, so give in. Incorporate brown sugar into supper! Add honey to appetizers! Make chocolate salami! Bacon is your key ingredient this month.… KIDDING! It’s maple syrup.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

It feels like you haven’t had a quiet night in for ages. Make pizza and get everyone to eat dinner in their PJs. Fun! Top it off with ice cream sundaes and you’ll never want to go out again. But you’re due at the family gathering so offer to bring a double batch of unforgettable pasta salad for the buffet. Goat cheese is your key ingredient this month.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

There’s a celebration coming up. No problem, here’s the easy menu you need: Serve classic barbecue chicken with two great salads (watermelon-cucumber and ramen-cabbage) and finish it off with homemade raspberry ice cream. All you need to do is light the candles and pray for sunshine! Cucumber is your key ingredient this month.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

If you’re trying to manage your money a bit better this month, think vegetarian. Chickpea falafel burgers and sweet chili tofu are so delicious you’ll never miss the meat and your wallet will thank you. At the same time, your travel bug is itching, so give it a cheap temporary fix with homemade Thai curry paste. Lime is your key ingredient this month.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Work responsibilities just keep increasing, so you really need an effortless weeknight dinner like one-pot pasta. Somehow you’ll need to find time to bake for a party, and a strawberry galette is easy and fast. When the month is over you’ll be more than ready to cool off with spicy caesars. Tomatoes are your key ingredient this month.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

You’re really into weird combinations this month. That’s cool: try pineapple-salmon skewers or a beet and brandy cocktail. There’s a milestone coming up at work so haul in your waffle iron and some batter and make breakfast for your team. You may get a little money-related good news by month’s end, celebrate with homemade chocolate-nut butter. Honey is your key ingredient this month.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

It’s all about health for you right now. Whip up suppers of roasted salmon salad or lime chicken and feel your energy soar. Your love life is also in full bloom, which might mean you’ll need to make eggs benedict … for two. When it’s time for a sweet dessert, pavlova is the smart choice. Eggs are your key ingredient this month.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

It’s a dreamy time of year for you. Embrace it with chocolate cake covered with clouds of icing. You’re loving the soft textures of custard and tofu, and why not? A road trip is coming up, better make some crispy chickpeas for the ride. Asparagus is your key ingredient this month.

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