Wondering what to eat in Leo season? With the first summer harvests beginning, the answer is practically anything. Here's 100 awesome recipes to see you through this season of the sun.
Leo is ruled by the sun, and in many parts of the world, our lives are ruled by the sun at this time of year as well. Here in Scotland, we're just hoping it will show up, but many parts of the world are dealing with dangerous heat waves.
Our ancestors would have been preparing for the start of harvest season and gathering together to celebrate Lammas or Lughnasadh until this Leo sun. This is the perfect time to celebrate the bounty of food available to us right now. Get creative, kitchen witches. It's as good as it gets.
Leo Season Foods
Leo energy is proud and loves to be the center of attention. At its best, Leo helps you to be charasimatic in a way that lifts others up. Harry Potter fans will remember Fleur Delacour at her wedding seeming to glow and making everyone more beautiful as they were touched by her light. That's the highest potential of Leo energy. So as you're preparing your kitchen spells, let it shine the light of the joyful light of the sun on everyone who eats your food.
Bold and beautiful Leo is actually associated with calm and quiet lavender. Try baking up this gorgeous Lavender Cake and get yourself that adoring attetion all Leos seek.
Yellow tropical bananas are ruled by Leo. They have exactly the kind of energy you'd expect based on their shape, but they can also bring resilience, wealth, and luck.
Passion Fruit is tied to Leo, and if you've ever seen the flower of this fruit, it would make total sense. The blossom does have a sort of lionish quality to it. The fruit and the fower are both used in spells for tranquility and sleep.
Almonds are a Leo food, and they're also useful in beauty and glamour spells. You can also call on them for prosperity and business success. I like to add mine to desserts.
Sun energy is energetic and optimistic. Nothing thrives without light from the sun, but Leo season reminds us that we can sometimes have too much of a good thing. The sun deserves our respect. We know that when the sun is strong, our harvest will be bountiful, so let's eat.
Olive oil is dedicated to the sun, and it's the foundation of countless recipes. To really let it sing, try it in this gluten-free, dairy-free Chocolate Olive Oil Cake.
Of course pineapples are ruled by the sun. They are known as a symbol of hospitality and prosperity. Bring some of that tropical goodness into your kitchen.
Hazelnuts are tied to the sun. They bring wisdom, luck, and fertility. Obviously, the best way to enjoy them is ground up and blended with chocolate.
Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs, and it does put you in mind of a place where the sun is powerful. I love the scent. While this herb can stand in for any other in a magical working, it's own properties are most closely tied to memory and wisdom.
Cinnamon is one of my very favorite spices. It makes me think of cozy kitchens, warm hugs, and laughter. But it can have a very fiery quality to it as well. Use it in spells for healing, protection, and prosperity.
Corn really is at it's very best right now. If you can get a fresh ear of corn straight from a farm stand, boil it, roll it in a stick of butter, sprinkle on good sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper, then just stick your face straight in it, you should definitely do that. That's the best way I can think of to celebrate Leo season. If you also want to cook with corn, make these.
Rice is grown in places where the sun beats incessantly. It's often used for absorbing negative energy (don't eat the rice if you've used it for this purpose) or as a symbol of abundance. You can also use it to trick evil spirits. Or just eat it in one of these delicious recipes.
We really love spicy food, so I have an abundance of recipes with fire energy. Anything with a bit of a burn to it will evoke fire energy. You can also cook with fire on your outdoor grill when it's too hot to cook indoors. Call on the energy of fire to bring you motivation and inspiration.
Lots of spices and condiments carry fire energy, especially the ones that bring the heat. This includes cayenne, coriander, mustard, and paprika. These can show up in small amounts in lots of recipes, but here are a couple of recipes that feature some of these flavors.
Beer is tied to the element of fire, but it's also very freshing on a hot summer day, unless of course, you hate the taste of it, like I do. I'm not opposed to adding it to my food, though. Try these.
Black pepper has strong protective qualities, and it's in practically everything. Try these recipes to really get highlight that fierce energy.
Chives are actually just teeny tiny onions, which are also tied to fire. Call on them to break bad habits and block negative energy.
Figs are a symbol of fertility, and it does look like there's a flame inside. I like my figs made into jam and accompanied by lots of cheese.
Turmeric is actually used as a dye to turn things yellow. It's used metaphysically for purification and protection.
Dill makes me think of summer and freshly cut grass for some reason. Magically, it can bring tranquility, good fortune, and prosperity.
Onions definitely have a fiery bite to them. They bring the energy of protection, fertility, and passion. They also form the base of many recipes. Here are a couple that feature the onion.
Pomegranates bring the fire through their bright red color and their association with the underworld. They can help connect you to your inner voice and seek wisdom. I think we should definitely have them in a cocktail.
Thyme is one of my favorite herbs. The leaves are so pretty and delicate, and the scent is heavenly. It can also bring you strength, courage, and wisdom.
Given that coffee can only grow in places with constant sunlight, it makes sense that it's corresponded with fire. It also helps keep you active and alert and full of motivated fire energy. I don't drink coffee, but I do drink Kahlua.
I'm not quite sure why lime corresponds to fire, but it definitely makes me think of summertime. It can also bring cleansing and prosperity.
No one is surprised that tequila is tied to the element of fire. This spirit can help you make things happen right on time. Drinking one of these margaritas will probably help you relax, though.
Mint is one of my favorite flavors, and it certainly makes me feel alert and energetic, which is what you expect from fire energy. It's also a great herb for resilience and abundance.
Dark chocolate specifically is tied to fire. It's certainly known to bring the passion, and I never say no to an opportunity to eat chocolate.
- Kahlua Brownies
- Chocolate Kahlua Bread Pudding
- Satsuma & Dark Chocolate Brioche
- Mini Chocolate Cinnamon Croissants
Fire means spicy food, so we get to enjoy anything with jalapenos, chili peppers, chili powder, or chili flakes. Bring the heat, kids.
- Gnocchi Chili
- Black Bean Chili with Bacon
- Harissa Hummus
- Egg & Mango Chutney Flatbread
- Cheddar Habanero Cornbread
What's in season for Leo
This is my first time to have access to home grown vegetables. Well, technically the allotment is a couple miles away, but I'm eating food that my husband grew with his very own hands, and it's awesome. Leo season sees us drowning in veg. What a beautiful blessing from the Earth.
You can pick beautiful blueberries in Leo season. You just gotta have Homemade Blueberry Muffins.
My husband has been bringing home adorable, dirt-covered carrots from his garden recently. Cook them up with lots of salted butter or dip thm in some ranch dressing. Or try these recipes.
Our fridge is also overflowing with fresh pea pods at the moment, though frozen peas are almost as delicious. Here's how to enjoy them
- Orzo with Bacon & Peas
- Indian Spiced Pea & Potato Wraps
- Cider Braised Chicken Thighs with Spring Vegetables
Are cherries falling on your head right now? I saw some birds feasting on them at the park yesterday. Here are a few ways to add them into your kitchen routine.
My husband has not been stocking our fridge with fresh strawberries because he just eats them before he gets home. He grew them, he deserves it. If you do have strawberries, though, make this.
Leo season might be the one time of year when I actually want to eat lettuce. Salads in the summer just make sense. But there's gotta be cheese or bacon.
I do have heaps of tiny adorable new potatoes in my pantry right now that I'm trying to eat my way through. Here are a few recipes to help you out with that problem.
Spinach is also in season for Leo. This bright green leaf brings strength and prosperity. It also works beautifully with your heart chakra.
Besides the ones already mentioned specifically for Leo, there are lots of fresh herbs available right now, including basil, oregano, parsley, and sage. Here are a few recipes to add fresh herbs to.
I broke into our first bulb of home grown garlic the other day, and each clove was huge. It was beautiful. Here are some equally beautiful ways to cook it.
You guessed it. We've also got tomatoes everywhere at the moment. My husband was very ambitious with his new garden. Here are some recipes to help us get through the pile.
I hope you eat gloriously this Leo 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.