The Comfort Food You Should Eat, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Will an astrologer recommend gooey mac n' cheese or hot chocolate chip cookies?
Whether you've had a rough day at work, aren't feeling well, or are just tired and cold during the winter months, there's nothing like curling up with your favorite comfort food. Many times, these warming dishes are nostalgic, transporting us to a moment in time or reminding us of a fond memory. But sometimes, they just satisfy exactly what we're craving. With that time of year quickly approaching, we spoke with Best Life's resident astrologer for her recommendations on the sentimental and indulgent dishes you'll most enjoy, from ooey-gooey mac n' cheese to hot-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies. Keep reading to learn the comfort food you should eat, based on your zodiac sign.
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Lauren Ash is a St. Louis-based astrologer and lifestyle writer. Ash is the resident astrologer for Best Life, Glam, and Sanctuary Astrology. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes.
Aries: Spicy Beef Stew
As the fiery first sign of the zodiac, you see life as one big adventure with yourself starring as the main character. You don't like to wait around and see what others are doing; you'd rather lead the pack. Your confidence rubs some people the wrong way, but you know better than to let others' opinions bring you down. You're self-assured, bold, and a little bit spicy—much like a beef stew. The richness of the broth and meat sets the perfect base for whatever veggies and level of heat you want to add.
Taurus: Macaroni and Cheese
As the most grounded sign of the zodiac, Taurus is known for being reliable and practical. Though you have a taste for fine foods and wine, you're just as happy with a simple classic, especially since you love all things comforting. Therefore, you need a dish that delivers both flavor and warmth, and what fits that bill better than mac n' cheese? Easy to make and a true crowd-pleaser, you can't go wrong with the cozy vibes of this hot and melty meal.
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Gemini: Buffalo Wings
Geminis are undeniably friendly and sociable. People are drawn to your light-hearted sense of humor, easygoing charm, and curiosity about them. So, your perfect comfort food needs to be fun, delicious, and easy to share while you're swapping stories and laughs with friends. A big plate of buffalo wings will satisfy your cravings and keep the conversations with your pals going all night long.
Cancer: Chocolate Cake
You're an emotional and nurturing sign, Cancer. You spend a lot of time taking care of others and creating a cozy environment, so if there's anyone who knows about comfort food, it's you. A decadent slice of chocolate cake is just the kind of indulgence you crave. It's the perfect way to cap off a stressful week or add to one of your regular self-care nights. Why not add a scoop of ice cream while you're at it? You earned it.
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Leo: Chicken and Waffles
You're not exactly known for your subtlety, Leo. Your radiant energy and fiery personality are why you find yourself in the spotlight wherever you go. And you like nothing more than having all eyes on you. You don't see the point in playing it safe; you'd rather make a statement. That's why a delicious plate of chicken and waffles suits you best. Sweet and salty, and perfect for a bottomless brunch, this southern comfort classic is sure to deliver on flavor and wow factor every time.
Virgo: Chips and Queso
Virgos are among the most patient and loyal signs of the zodiac. It's a shame some people can't see past your introverted personality, because under your calm exterior is a fun-loving friend. And because Virgos tend to be very mindful about their health, you're not holding back when you do decide to indulge. A flavor-packed platter of chips and queso, paired with the company of a few close friends and a margarita (or two!) is just the zesty treat you're after.
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Libra: Homemade Pizza
Everyone knows you as the keeper of equality and fairness, but there's so much more to you than playing peacemaker. As the zodiac sign represented by lovers, you're also deeply artistic and romantic. In your opinion, the best meals are those you make and enjoy with loved ones. That's why nothing beats a homemade pizza paired with your favorite beer or wine and a movie. With so many toppings to choose from, you can make your pie as basic or funky as you want.
You're more sentimental than you let on, Scorpio. Though most people see you as intense and mysterious, your loved ones know your soft and emotional side. Unwaveringly loyal, you have many layers hidden behind your tough exterior—similar to a plate of enchiladas. Baked with cheesy layers of meat and spice, this comfort food will leave you surprised and satisfied. And it's perfect to share with friends and family.
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Sagittarians are adventurous and open-minded, and your taste in food is no exception. You love trying new things, which gives you a love for international culture and cuisine. For you, comfort food means stepping out of your comfort zone and discovering new ways to embrace and enjoy life. So, pop over to the grocery store and grab what you need to make yourself a delicious bowl of ramen. With a variety of proteins, toppings, and broth flavors–you'll never get bored of this recipe.
People call you a workaholic, and while it's true you strive to be successful, it's about more than money. You like being a provider, whether it be financial, emotional, or otherwise, and you're willing to work longer and harder to achieve it. You take this same approach in the kitchen—putting in the time and effort to ensure a dish turns out perfectly. Lasagna is a comfort food classic that you can perfect and also make in batches so you're set for the next time you work late.
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Aquarius: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Aquarians have to stand out. Clever and curious, you're never one to take things at face value. And as the free spirit of the zodiac, you're not afraid to push against the status quo. Still, for all your rebellion, sometimes you like the old favorites. When you're looking for a taste of home, nothing beats a plate of your favorite baked goods. Hot chocolate chip cookies are so good, you don't need anything other than a glass of cold milk to enjoy them.
Pisces: Shrimp and Grits
Pisces can effortlessly adapt to any setting, which makes your food tastes very flexible, too. You tend to follow your emotions, so when you're looking for classic comfort food that reminds you of home, you stick to the dishes you know and love. What better way to soothe your soul than a plate of shrimp and grits? This simple yet indulgent dish is packed with flavor, love, and a side of seafood that reminds you of your favorite place—the ocean.