Astrology has long been heralded as a means in which we can better understand our personality traits – both positive and negative. But did you know it can even impact the way we eat? From donair pizza to butter tarts and lobster poutine, let the stars guide your comfort food decision-making.
Aries - Mac and Cheese
You’d think that those born under the fiery, passionate Aries sign would seek comfort and solace at the bottom of a bowl of spicy stir-fry – but you’d be wrong. Sometimes, the impatient Aries just needs to revisit a simple, no-fuss childhood classic – and what’s more quintessentially “comfort” than mac and cheese? Try adding in winter greens for a grown-up twist.
Taurus - Butter Tarts
Due to their devoted and patient nature, homemade butter tarts are the perfect comfort food fit for the ambitious Taurus. And this pecan-filled Anna Olson classic is the perfect place to start.
Gemini - Mini Bagels
When it comes to comfort food, outgoing and adaptable Geminis are drawn to this classic Canadian staple thanks to its versatility. Choosing from a plethora of unique toppings – think: apple and cheese or pork and pears – they’ll devour every last bite.
Cancer - Traditional Bannock
This loyal and sensitive sign will relish the no-fuss, no-muss comfort of this simple traditional Indigenous bread. Whether you prefer it baked, fried or grilled, this recipe is bound to give you all the comfort feels. Ideal for the home-bound hobbyist Cancers. Find more Canadian First Nations recipes for your next kitchen project.
Leo - Donair Pizza
Those born under the Leo sign are known for their creative ingenuity and bold personality, which makes the (rather niche) donair pizza the perfect comfort food pairing. Synonymous with Halifax, this Canuck gem is slathered in the iconic sweet and garlicky sauce. Talk about elevating the average pizza!
Virgo - Nanaimo Bar Cheesecake
Always striving for perfection and ready to tackle any challenge, Virgos will embrace this sweet tooth Canuck classic. From the rich and creamy filling to the golden graham cracker crust, it’s the type of comfort dessert you can return to again and again.
Libra - Lobster Poutine
Clever, fair-minded Libras are all about finding balance and harmony in the universe – which makes a scrumptious recipe featuring a 50/50 split of lobster chunks and fresh-cut fries the perfect comfort food to turn to in times of inner turmoil. Slathered in savoury gravy, it’s the winning recipe combo we didn’t know we needed.
Scorpio - Ketchup Popcorn
Assertive and passionate Scorpios know what they like and like what they know, so it seems only natural that a snack staple – popcorn – is their go-to comfort food, albeit with a little extra flair. Homemade ketchup chip seasoning is all they need to find happiness in a bowl — and it can be enjoyed on everything from roasted potatoes and parsnips to sweet squash recipes.
Sagittarius - Vancouver Island Iced Tea
This independent and adventurous sign can take a classic – hello, Long Island Iced Tea – and give it an effortlessly unique twist. Adding a base of Caesar mix (a uniquely Canadian creation) to the classic drink creates a tasty combo you won’t soon forget.
Capricorn - Matcha Nanaimo Tart
Capricorns are celebrated for their responsible, hardworking nature, so it’s natural that they’d put in a little extra effort when it comes to crafting the ultimate dessert. Classic Canadian Nanaimo bars get a sophisticated twist with this fresh interpretation of the recipe that adds in matcha and updates the classic bars to a tart.
Aquarius - Giant Cinnamon Roll
Those born under Aquarius loathe restrictions, rules and limitations – which means the sky really is the limit for this independent-minded air sign. So when it comes to comfort food, there’s no such thing as a small, meager dish. Take your average cinnamon roll and super size it with this new take on a classic morning treat holds together when sliced into wedges, revealing the layers of sweet bread and cinnamon filling.
Pisces - Newfie Fries
Wise and emotional, this fragile fish sign will rely on hearty potatoes when seeking comfort. Rich and savoury, this Canadian classic features crispy fries covered in savoury spices and rich beef gravy. The result is a delicious cross between Thanksgiving dinner and your favourite late-night snack – which is exactly what the intuitive Pisces will know they need.