Wondering what to eat in Aries season? I've got 100 recipe to bring forth Aries' fiery Mars energy and celebrate the early spring in the most awesome way possible.
Aries season leads off the astrological new year with the spring equinox. As signs of life begin to return to the Earth with Ostara, the heavens are starting fresh as well. Aries energy is bold and creative, as any leader should be. It's an auspicious time to take action on a new project you've been contemplating. With it's inspiration fire energy along with its bold and couragous Mars energy, Aries season may have you feeling ambitious and motivated.
And with the days now starting to be longer than the nights, temperatures should be warming, and signs of life should be returning to the land. That means a wider variety of foods in season to add to the last of the winter staples.
Foods that specifically correspond with Aries include dark chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, mustard, paprika, and thyme. Many of these herbs and spices can be found as elements of a huge variety of recipes, but here are a few recipes that specfically honor these ingredients.
Thyme brings strength, courage, and wisdom, among other things. It also corresponds with the element of fire.
Cinnamon also corresponds with fire and Mars, so it's a go to for this season. This heady spice carries a huge variety of energy and is a staple of spellwork. It's also one of my favorite spices to bake with.
- Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
- Cinnamon Whole Wheat Pancakes with Blackberry Brown Butter Syrup
- Chocolate Cinnamon Cake
- Hint of Cinnamon Chocolate Cake
- Cinnamon Pull-Apart Cake with Lemon Glaze
- Mini Chocolate Cinnamon Croissants
Dark chocolate corresponds with fire and all chocolate is ruled by Mars. It's also associated with love, romance, grounding, and prosperity.
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Molten Chocolate Cakes
- Orange Cheesecake Brownies
- Chocolate Orange Scones
- Orange Chocolate Chunk Muffins
There are so many amazing fire foods, so these are just the ones currently confirmed as being associated with fire in my notes. Obviousy, anything spicy would be great here. Fire foods include cayenne, corn, figs, limes, olive oil, pineapple, pomegranate, and rosemary.
Anything spicy or using chili peppers will correspond with fire. I add a dash of cayenne to most of my savoury recipes because I just love a hint of spicy heat. This spice helps to speed up spells and knock down obstacles. Try it with this Cayenne Candied Bacon.
Olive oil has long been revered and used in rituals and ceremonies for anointing. Try it in a different way with this gluten-free, dairy-free Chocolate Olive Oil Cake.
Pineapples are associated with hospitality and prosperity and bring the energy of the sun. Turn a classic ham into a weeknight dish with Gammon Steaks with Pineapple Salsa.
Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs, and it's perfect for witchcraft because it can be substituted for any herb in a spell. I find it especially beautiful in these. Rosemary Potato Rolls
Figs correspond with expansive Jupiter and bring luck, fertility, and abundance along with their fire energy. I like to eat them in jam form with gooey cheese.
Pomegranates play a major role in mythology. They have a plethora of correspondences and can help you connect to your inner wisdom. Turn a cocktail into a spell with one of these recipes.
Limes carry the cleansing energy of all citrus fruits, but their green color also ties them to the energy of abundance. Plus there's something about lime juice that just feels like a party.
- Mint Limeade
- Lime Ginger & Lemongrass Infused Water
- Flourless Chocolate Lime Cake
- Chocolate Lime Pie
- Vodka Lime Slush
Corn is associated with prosperity and abundance, and it's no wonder as it was a staple food for many cultures. It also happens to be the only "vegetable" I would eat as a child. Too bad it's actually carbs. It's still delicious, though.
- Cornbread-Topped Chili Mac
- Vegan Sweet Corn & Roasted Bell Pepper Soup
- Chicken Corn Chowder
- Cheddar Corn Soup
- Cheddar Habanero Cornbread
- Bacon & Corn Risotto
- Lemon Polenta Cake
Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet of strength, courage, vitality, and passion. Mars was the god of war, but that doesn't mean its energy has to be all about fighting. Use it to go after your desires unapologetically and allow yourself to feel your passions deeply.
Beer is ruled by Mars and is associated with home, prosperity, and protection. I don't care for it myself, but I do love this Whole Wheat Guinness Soda Bread.
Onions bring protection, fertility, and passion. You'l find them at the base of many savory recipes. Try them in these Pork & Onion Hand Pies.
Pine nuts, from the pine tree obvs, are powerful for releasing, protection, and resilience. Try them scatted on this Gorgonzola Focaccia Bread.
Black pepper is so ubiquitous, it's found on every table in the world. Okay, maybe not all of them, but you know what I mean. Most people probably don't realize it has strong protective qualities. It can also help you release negative energy and boost your confiden.
Bananas are a very Mars food, aren't they. They can't help but project masculine energy. They can also bring us wealth, luck, and resilience.
Mint is one of my favorite flavors and it can be used in both sweet and savoury recipes. I love it's energy of abundance and perseverance.
- Mint Brownies
- Mint Cucumber Lemon Water
- Grasshopper Pie
- Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Grilled Chicken Skewers with Chili Mint Yogurt
- Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
- White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake
Cranberries carry the energy of both fire and water and can bring us abundance, energy, healing, and more.
- Cranberry Glazed Turkey Meatloaf
- White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Nut Cookies
- Brie & Cranberry Tartlets
- Cranberry Sausages
- Cranberry Margarita
- Cranberry Mule
- Cranberry Bakewell Tart
What's in season for Aries
Eating what's in season is the best way to honor the Earth. With Aries season beginning with the spring equinox, we start to see more spring produce emerging after the long winter. But we're just at the start, so some of our winter staples are still with us.
Fresh herbs like basil are starting to appear. It's great for money drawing. Keep yourself feeling both hydrated and abundant with this Strawberry Basil Lemon Infused Water.
Tender chives are also emerging at this time of year. Try them on this Hummus & Egg Toast with Sun-Dried-Tomatoes & Chives.
Lamb is in season this time of year. It's not something that I eat much of, but I did use ground lamb to make this epic Mitraillette, a totally tasty Belgian sandwich.
Green onions, aka spring onions, are obviously in season in the spring. I always have these in my kitchen for a pop of color and flavor.
Passion fruit is available from the sunnier regions of the world, so make use of them while we're waiting for more local fruits to emerge.
Lettuce and salad greens will just be starting to grow. It's associated with chastity, protection, and love. Can you believe I actually found four salad recipes?
New potatoes will be ready to eat. Enjoy their grounding, earthy energy in salads or cooked on the grill.
- Potato & Spinach Curry
- Grilled Potato Foil Packets with Lemon Dill Creme Fraiche
- Bacon Egg & Cheese Grilled Potatoes
- Za'atar Potato Salad
- Loaded Baked Potato Salad
- Dill Potato Salad
Spinach is linked to the heart chakra and can bring love, prosperity, and endurance. It's one of the few leafy greens this picky eater doesn't actually mind eating.
- Mexican Spinach Dip
- Chickpea & Spinach Curry
- Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells
- Creamy Garlic Spinach Dip
- Spinach & Cheese Baked Eggs
- Spinach Alfredo Mac & Cheese
Oranges never fail to bring happiness, and citrus season is such a gift in the dark days. As the light begins to emerge, we can still enjoy this hit of pure sunshine.
- Citrus Bundt Cake
- Satsuma & Dark Chocolate Brioche
- Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Orange Frosting
- Chocolate Orange Mousse
- Carrot Ginger Orange Mimosa
- Chocolate Orange Cake
- Orange & Amaretto Cider
- Cherry Orange Sangria
Lemons might be my favorite fruit, even though you don't actually eat them. Just the sight of their optimistic color and the hit of joy I get when I smell lemon oil being released while zesting is reason enough to eat them year 'round.
- Blackcurrant & Lemon Cocktail
- 5 Minute Microwave Lemon Cake
- Lemon Loaf Cake
- Lemon & Ginger Bars
- Crunchy Lemon Chicken
- Spaghetti with Garlic Lemon Breadcrumbs
- Lemon Meringue Fool
- Lemon Champagne Punch
- Lemon Risotto
- Whole Wheat Lemon Chia Seed Waffles
- Vanilla Lemonade
I hope Aries season treats you well and that you eat deliciously. If you make any of these recipes, be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram. I can't wait to see the magic you're creating in your kitchen.