Kerstin Rodgers (Ms Marmite Lover) has a great dish for Capricorn weather.
Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, is conservative with a small c. No surprise that Great Britain a is Capricorn country. Saturn is black and cold, so a black sesame ice cream might suit, but is perhaps a little bit too Aquarian and unusual. Saturn also rules bones, so a bone broth will be an austerely delicious dish for a meat-eating Cap.
A Capricorn can be status obsessed, as in the 10th house of career, therefore want their food to look prestigious so go to town on an up-market place setting, the napkin, the best cutlery.
Capricorn is an earth sign so they adore vegetables grown underground such as the root vegetable family, potatoes and turnips, and more excitingly, all kinds of garlic and onion. This ambitious climber will also love goat’s cheese so I suggest an earthy black lentil dish topped with goat’s cheese.
Beluga lentils with goat’s cheese
Olive oil for cooking
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 celery stick, finely chopped
1 chunk of fennel, finely chopped
400g tin of beluga lentils, drained
Freshly ground black pepper
300ml vegetable stock
3 -4 fresh bay leaves
Sea salt to taste
Handful of chopped parsley or coriander
1 log of goat’s cheese, cut into rounds
Drizzle of balsamic glaze
- Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over a low to medium heat and cook the onion, celery and fennel until soft and translucent. Add the lentils and stir. Season with peppers
- Pour in the hot vegetable stock, Stir until absorbed.
- Add three or four bay leaves and season with salt. Cover the saucepan and simmer on a low heat for 20 to 25 minutes.
- To finish stir in a handful of green herbs – parsley or coriander- and top with grilled goat’s cheese and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
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