Wondering what to eat in Gemini season? I've got a list of 100 awesome recipes to see you through this season of duality and intellectual exploration. Keep your mind fuelled with something delicious.
Gemini season is right on the cusp of summer, with fresh fruits and vegetables popping up all over the place. Gemini energy is all about duality, able to hold opposing views and see all sides of things. Ruled by air and Mercury, Gemini can aid communication and intellect. But it can also be a bit overwhelming swinging back and forth from one extreme to another. Let's see what foods will help us bring in the energy of the season.
Gemini Season Foods
Gemini-specific foods include almonds, dill, and sweet potatoes. I'm not sure I'd necessarily put those flavors together, but on their own, each of them is delicious. Here are a few awesome recipes to get you started.
Almonds can be used in beauty and glamour spells, and they also bring prosperity and universal love. I love to bake with them or drink them in the form of amaretto.
Frilly dill is known to bring good fortune, tranquility, and protection, to name just a few. I love the fresh, verdant aroma of this pretty herb.
I absolutely love sweet potatoes. They bring an energy of friendship, harmony, and nurturing. I can't help but feel happy when I eat them.
- Cajun Sweet Potatoes
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Maple Butter
- Sweet Potato Gratin
- Baked Sweet Potato Brulee
- Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese
- Vegetarian Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie
Mercury is the planet of communication. We know how it can mess with our messages when it goes retrograde, so let's give it some healthy respect and enhance our ability to connect with others with some foods that honor the closest planet to the sun.
Lavender fills us with relaxation and inner peace. Get totally zen with a slice of Lavender Cake.
Carrots are a lusty root vegetable that can bring fertility, clarity, and grounding. Here are a couple of ways to enjoy them.
Chickpeas make one of my favorite foods, hummus. They also bring virility and help you beat the competition. Sure.
- Chickpea & Spinach Curry
- Easy Peanut Butter Hummus
- Hummus & Egg Toast with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Chives
Pomegranates are seriously witchy, giving us insight into the underworld. They also happen to be a bit elementally promiscuous and seem to show up on every list. Fine by me because I pretty much only have them in cocktails.
I love black beans, probably because they always show up with Southwest flavors. They also bring the energy of creativity, communication, and wisdom. Give me more.
- Black Bean Chili with Bacon
- Black Bean & Chorizo Soup
- Cheesy Black Bean Bacon Dip
- Black Bean Soup made with dried beans
Once again, air is the element of communication and the intellect. When we want to speak clearly and be understood, we call on this element. But given that air is essentially invisible, it can be difficult to represent. Here are a few air foods to help us connect to our logical side.
Pine nuts can help us stay resilient and move on from difficult times. Try sprinkling some on top of this Gorgonzola Focaccia Bread.
Figs bring abundance, fertility, and luck. I like to enjoy them in the form of jam with gooey cheese and crunchy bread.
Oregano is an herb known for freedom, creativity, and protection. It's ubiquitous in Italian food. Here are a couple of my favorite ways to feature it.
Bananas can bring resilience through change. That makes sense. Think about how what seems to be a nearly rotten banana actually makes really great banana bread. There's always a second act.
Cherries are all about love, fertility, and new beginnings. This fruit sacred to Venus is a total romantic.
- Brie Grilled Cheese with Ham & Cherry Jam
- Pimm's & Cherry Lemonade
- Cherry Berry Cocktail
- Cherry Orange Sangria
Coffee is an air correspondence that I only enjoy in the form of Kahlua, though I know most people love it. It's no surprise that this ingredient brings a boost of energy along with protection and grounding.
- White Russian Milkshake
- Mudslide Milkshake
- Kahlua Brownies
- Chocolate Kahlua Bread Pudding
- Salted Caramel White Russian
Hazelnuts are known to bring wisdom, luck, and fertility. I think they're best enjoyed in the form of nutella.
Maple makes everything sweeter in a totally interesting way. Metaphysically, it also brings love, prosperity, and longevity.
- Maple Panettone Bread Pudding
- Maple Macadamia Nut Malasada Bread Pudding
- Spice Cupcakes with Maple Frosting
- Croissant French Toast with Maple Bacon Whipped Cream
- Maple Bacon Pancake Syrup
- Maple Cheesecake
Rice is tied to the element of air, and it's known for it's properties of protection and prosperity. It's also a delicious staple grain.
- Lemon Risotto
- Coconut Basmati Rice
- Oozy Risotto Balls
- Easy Cheesy Stuffed Peppers
- Lemon Rice
- Bacon & Corn Risotto
There's no shortage of cheese on this site, and its air correspondence means we're welcome to appreciate it during Gemini season. Get ready for some delicious transformation.
- Spaghetti Quesadilla
- Frito Chili Cheese Wrap
- Whipped Feta on Toast
- Mexican Mac & Cheese
- The Best Bacon Egg & Cheese Sandwich
- Goat Cheese Crostini with Macadamia Nuts & Honey
- Spam Mac & Cheese
What's in season for Gemini
Gemini season falls in a plentiful season for spring foods. There's so much to choose from, even for those of us who are picky eaters and don't just love fruits and vegetables. In addition to what I've listed here, you might also enjoy rhubarb, asparagus, and broccoli at this time of year, just to get you started.
Blueberries should be showing up this time of year. What better way to enjoy them than in a classic Homemade Bluberry Muffin.
Green onions are also known as spring onions or scallions. Whatever you call them, you should be able to find them growing fresh right now. Enjoy them while they're at their best.
All types of lettuce are popping out of the ground at the moment. These healthy leaves also hold the energy of chastity and protection.
- Cider Braised Chicken Thighs with Spring Vegetables
- Chef's Salad
- Caesar Salad with Brown Butter Croutons
- Bacon & Egg Salad
Strawberries should also start showing up in your garden in Gemini season. They'll bring you dedication, love, and luck along with their vibrant color.
It's time to pull up your new potatoes this season. If the rats haven't eaten them first. At least, that's what my husband tells me. Get yourself some good grounding energy with these recipes.
Garlic is in season right now, though I'm very grateful we can now access it year 'round. You know these bulbs carry strong protection energy, but they also bring passion and luck.
- Garlic & Herb Focaccia
- Garlic & Thyme Baked Camembert
- Garlic & Herb Baked Chicken
- Spaghetti with Garlic Lemon Bread Crumbs
- Easy Garlic Mac & Cheese
Tis the season for the one leafy green I actually like, spinach. Connected to the heart chakra, spinach brings love, strength, and endurance.
- Mexican Spinach Dip
- Spinach Alfredo Mac & Cheese
- Spinach & Cheese Baked Eggs
- Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells
- Creamy Garlic Spinach Dip
- Spinach & Ricotta Grilled Cheese
If tomatoes are popping up in your garden, great. If not, there's always canned tomatoes preserved at peak ripeness. Bring some love into your life with this vibrant fruit.
- Italian Panissa Rice & Beans
- Risotto Bolognese
- Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella Salad
- Chicken Parmesan
- Easy Vegan Tomato Curry
Fresh herbs like basil, chives, mint, parsley, rosemary, sage, and thyme are ready to harvest this time of year. Each herb holds their own unique properties.
- Chicken & Goat Cheese Pasta with fresh rosemary
- Smoked Cheddar & Sage Biscuits
- Lemon & Thyme Pound Cake
- Mint Limeade
- Mint Cucumber Lemon Water
- Rosemary Potato Rolls
I hope you eat gloriously this Gemini season. If you make any of these recipes, I'd love for you to leave a rating and leave a comment. You can also share a photo of your creation with me on Instagram. I can't wait to see what you're cooking up.
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