Luna Cucina: Eating For The Aries Moon

Fiery, lusty Aries!

You are always ready for action. It’s no wonder we get along so well...

Image courtesy of Kate-Fox

However, my horned darling, you can be a bit impulsive...and your impatience is legendary.

So, as we revel in the boundless energy of this Aries moon today and tonight, asserting ourselves, brimming with confidence, and setting new ideas off like rockets, we need to keep ourselves grounded. 

I’ve created this Delhi-inspired dish for you, my dear ones, with all the brazen spiciness of Aries, leveled out by the nutrient-dense sweet potatoes. 

(Shhh! Yes, I made these with white potatoes...just once...I SWEAR...) 

Aloo Aries

  • 2.5 lbs. organic sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup frozen organic petite peas
  • 1 sprig fresh organic mint
  • 3-inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 2 large organic tomatoes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. whole cumin seeds
  • 1/8 tsp. fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin 
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 
  • HImalayan pink salt

Boil the potatoes with skins on. Drain, cool, and cut into small-ish bites. 

Peel the ginger and give it a rough chop. Combine it with 4 Tbsp pure water in a food processor or blender, and blend it.

Chop the potatoes into small pieces. Heat a good drizzle of olive oil in a large saute pan over a low flame. When the oil is hot (hold your hand above the oil - when you can feel the warmth, it’s ready), put in the cumin and fenugreek seeds. Give it a little stir, and add in the ginger mixture and the turmeric. Stir for about a minute.

Add the tomatoes, stir, and let them cook until they become sort of paste-like. Now add the ground cumin, ground coriander, and the cayenne. Stir.

In with the potatoes, peas, salt, and about 1 cup of pure water. (Start with 1 tsp. salt, and add more to taste later.)

Mix it all, cover, and let it cook gently for about 15 minutes.

MMM, MMMM!

They are even tastier the second day, and hotter too. Perfect timing with the deep-freeze going on outside, no?

While we're at it, since Aries rules the head and face,

tonight is purrfect for a fabulous scalp massage and facial... 

xxx Alise