The Bangalore Restaurant Guide by Astrology 2019 - your guide to superstitious eating in any of the fine restaurants around town.
Aquarius (Jan 20 to Feb 18)
This is a month to hydrate your body, Aquarius. Make sure to drink lots of water, and add flavour and goodness to it with mint, basil or lemon. Water rich fruits and vegetables is the way to go, this month and sea-food is a must in your diet, if you are a non-vegetarian. Cucumbers, celery, radish, green peppers. Melon and Cucumber soup is a definite calming and comfort food.
Dessert to indulge in: Lemon and Cucumber popsicles. With the goodness of lemon and cucumber, this is an easy indulgence to look forward to, at the end of a tiring day.
Pisces (Feb 19 to March 20)
This is a month for detoxing, stepping back and getting rid of the negatives – around and within you. Focus on the greens – parsley, kale, mint – and consider an organic food regime. Himalayan salts and finding a healthier sugar substitute. This also a great time to step back into your social circles. Cooking with a partner or close friends may make you feel good this month.
Dessert to indulge in: No Bake Mini Cheesecake Bites. These are made from naturally sweetened and lower fat cream cheese and Greek yogurt, for a delicious dessert.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
You want to live simply right now. Structured meals and planned food habits is your way to go, this month. Think more along the lines of easily digestible sweet potatoes and soup, and healthy grains like quinoa or oatmeal.
Dessert to indulge in: Quinoa Pudding. A lovely and healthier variation of rice pudding, topped off with your favourite fruits, makes for an excellent start for the day.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
According toThe Bangalore Restaurant Guide by Astrology 2018, the sun is in your global ninth house, making you adventurous of the food you eat. International dishes are sure to suit your pallet right now. Chocolate pancakes, hummus, back pudding – indulge in what you think may not be staple. But be sure to carry every-day titbits in your handbag, just in case you taste something you don’t particularly enjoy.
Dessert to indulge in: Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Cake. Why? It has ice cream, cake and choco chip in it – that’s why.
Gemini (May 21 to June 21)
It’s all about the senses this month, Gemini. There is a strong flavour you’re particularly interested in, or a specific texture you enjoy in your food. Keep your senses open to these factors of joy in your food. This a good month to eat out with friends and family – a potluck maybe?
Dessert to indulge in: Big Soft Ginger Cookies. The gingerbread softness is all about sitting around with your family or friends, a hot cuppa, and the flavours of ginger refreshing your senses.
Cancer (June 22 to July 21)
January is a roller coaster of emotions – sprinkles of annoyance and achievement through the month. Pick your plate of balanced flavours as well, to compliment and back your moody experiences. Salt and sweet, hot and cold. You are also thinking about the world at large right now, and probably want to reflect it on your food. Organic, small-farm produce maybe your choice.
Dessert to indulge in: Peanut Butter Treats. High protein snack, full of energy and flavour. The peanut butter balls coated in salted coconut sprinkles, is a perfect amalgamation of the sweet and the salty.
Leo (July 22 to Aug 21)
This might be the perfect time to consider some elimination in your diet. Go gluten free or get rid of sugar all together? Green smoothies would be the perfect start for your day. The month is all about cleansing yourself. Don’t forget to keep yourself constantly hydrated.
Dessert to indulge in: Green smoothies. Easy to make – honestly about any spinach along with herbs, nutrient rich bananas and say, maybe an avocado? A great start to a healthy routine.
Virgo (Aug 22 to Sep 22)
This your month, with the permission to allow your sweet tooth go crazy – in a healthy way, of course. Add honey to your morning oatmeal, or feel free to indulge in brownies, post dinner.
Dessert to indulge in: Gluten free cacao brownie. Healthy, flavoursome, and an obvious a pleasure to the taste buds.
Libra (Sep 23 to Oct 22)
It’s all about comfort food this month. Creamy, cheesy textures and flavours is what you are craving for, and what you should eat. Reach for things like warm thick soup, or mac and cheese bowls to keep you tucked in and warm through the day. Healthy fats, like avocado and chia seeds, are good as well.
Dessert to indulge in: Chocolate Berry S’mores. Just gooey textures, delicate sweetness, and crunchy bites romancing your taste buds.
Scorpio (Oct 23 to Nov 22)
Experiment. This is the key word of the month. A food trend or a healthy dish to try – go right for it. Fusions are a great go-to option right now. Thai-spiced pasta for example. Explore different eating locations and interesting culmination of textures.
Dessert to indulge in: Kiwi Barfi. Kiwi fruits giving in to an Indian favourite.
Sagittarius (Nov 23 to December 21)
Less is more, this month. For you, January is all about quality and luxury. Think of minimalism with class. Splurge on lesser products of the excellent kind, and cut down on the binging. It’s a month to recuperate by being up-scale about it.
Dessert to indulge in: No bake cookies. All it needs is unsalted butter, milk, sugar, oats, cooking chocolate and a little patience.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
It’s a busy month, and what you really need are those healthy bites that leave you both satisfied and filled. Serve yourself things like peanut-chocolate bars, quinoa health bars. And give fusion trends a go. Give particular importance to how your food looks. Bright colours or aesthetic garnishing will help your motivation and keep you going.
Dessert to indulge in: Chocolate Peanut Treats. Needs five simple basic ingredients – crackers, peanut butter, melted butter, sugar and chocolate chips. Easy to make, easy to eat, and what’s not classy about it?