Fall cooking is all about incorporating fresh, seasonal vegetables in your meals. With so many options, it can be hard to pick which one to try first. Find which one speaks to you with this handy (and fun) guide, then whip up a new recipe to impress everyone you know!
Which Veggie Should You Try? The Zodiac Says…
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Just like an Aries, the eggplant can look intimidating because of its bold outer shell, but if you look inside they are softer and more adaptable than you would think. Aries often learn from their surroundings and navigate life by absorbing their surroundings, others’ feelings and lessons along the way. The eggplant is a great vegetable to try in your next recipe as it absorbs oils, sauces and flavors with ease!
Taurus (April 20-May 21)
Taurus are famous for their stubbornness, much like any child that you’re trying to convince to eat broccoli. Taurus often come off as cold and immovable, but it is really their resilience that makes them shine. Similarly, broccoli is a classic veggie that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon…except in your next meal! If childhood you is still shaking your fist at broccoli, try a tried-and-true recipe like broccoli cheddar soup to change your mind.
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Geminis are notoriously hard to pin down as they can be indecisive, curious and versatile. They are known to be a “jack of all trades,” similar to spaghetti squash. Ranging anywhere from 2 to 5 pounds, the average spaghetti squash can reveal loads of stringy “meat” on the inside that can be cooked in a variety of ways. Use it in stir fry, sub it for noodles, bake it in a casserole – the possibilities are endless!
Cancer (June 21-July 23)
Cancers are ruled by their emotions, which can come across as intense. Therefore, it’s only appropriate to recommend trying out beets! The deep reddish-purple color of beets is a quick way to ramp up the intensity of foods like tomato sauce, jams, ice cream or smoothies. Go ahead, Cancer, wear your heart on your sleeve and get creative with your next meal.
Leo (July 23-August 23)
Leos are known for their confidence and nothing says confidence like a vegetable that can also be paired with marshmallows. Like Leos, the sweet potato is always ready to add a bit of flair to any meal whether it’s roasted, fried or baked! Leos always command an audience, so now it’s time to be the center of attention by adding sweet potatoes in your next dinner party dish.
Virgo (August 23-September 23)
Virgos are solid and practical much like the backbone of fall – pumpkin! Virgos set high standards for themselves, and the world holds the pumpkin to an equally high bar. While pumpkins and pumpkin flavors are great for pie, coffee, roasted seeds and more, they are also practical when it comes to holiday décor and pumpkin carving!
Libra (September 23-October 23)
Libras are known for being charming and balanced. The best way to balance out a dish? Add green beans as the perfect complimentary side or round out your fall casseroles and soups. Because Libras are so grounded and understanding, their own personalities can sometimes get lost in a crowd. Similarly, green beans can easily be overpowered in a recipe, so try giving them a chance to be the shining star of your next dish.
Scorpio (October 23-November 22)
Scorpios are often misunderstood, just like Brussels sprouts. Scorpios are seen as mysterious and overpowering due to their passionate nature, while Brussels sprouts are a polarizing choice due to their potent smell and strong flavor. In the end, both Scorpios and Brussels sprouts know just how to use their powers to pack a punch. Try incorporating roasted parmesan Brussels sprouts to your next meal to get your daily dose of vitamins and loads of flavor!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 22)
Sagittarians are known for abundance and a wandering spirit. Much like its zodiac counterpart, okra is flexible, magnetic and knows no boundaries throughout the world. Known for its many uses, okra has been used for hundreds of years across multiple continents. Try it raw, pickled or fried… or if your Sagittarius spirit is feeling adventurous, try it stuffed with spices as they do in India.
Capricorn (December 22-January 20)
Capricorns are known as the “task master” of the zodiac signs. They get things done while balancing being practical and ambitious. Asparagus is one of the most practical veggies out there – rich in nutrients, low in calories and a staple with many dishes. Don’t let its laid-back nature fool you, though. Asparagus was once revered as a delicacy and can show off its creative side in stir fry, stews and more.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Aquarians march to the beat of their own drum much like the beloved cauliflower. If you’re ruled by disruption and have a knack for the unconventional, give cauliflower a try! Once seen as a rather drab veggie, it has recently experienced a resurgence by being added to a wide array of recipes including rice, pizza, soup, herb-crusted cauliflower steak, omelets and even mac ‘n’ cheese!
Pisces (February 18-March 20)
Pisces is the creative and imaginative sign in the bunch. What better way to show off your creativity than with a plethora of zucchini recipes. Spiralize it for pasta, use it in lasagna or roll it up for healthy pinwheels and you’ll impress all your friends! Pisces are the type that just “get you” and no other veggie will understand your urge to make healthy yet still delicious meals like the zucchini.