Elegant Eating Alone…Which Sign?

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Wow, I was SO impressed when i saw this book, as in it is a cool concept & beautifully realised but my 2nd thought was eggplant? Are they all bullshitting?  Maybe it’s because my classic Eating Alone thing is more like this:

Bowl of Hot Crinkle Cut Chips

Although, I can do an awesome “healthy” version which involves pan – not deep – frying, organic spuds, olive oil and garlic whatever…But you see, the author of this book – the Eggplant Lady, Jenni Ferrari-Adler – is a Gemini! Yes, i looked. And I have often noted that Geminis ARE the most elegant eaters, even when alone. They genuinely enjoy salads & left to their own devices, they will not – unlike our Virgo – fall upon a polygamist-Mormon-sized-family bar of chocolate with avid glee whilst chortling at crap tv and then indulge in an orgy of guilt shortly afterward.

So Gemini Eggplant Lady WOULD think wow – here i am, alone in the kitchen and hungry, I’ll do something chic with eggplant. Taurus, Aqua and Leo would carb up – though the Taurus and Leo would ensure it was something gourmet. Scorpio would prob stalk off to self-pleasure first and then figure out if still hungry later. Aries and Capricorn would fulfil what was nutritionally necessary to maintain life/their chic physique. Pisces would quickly have something angelic such as Tofu and THEN  hit on the jelly snakes or chardie. Sagg would have a smoothie and Libra would NOT eat alone. I am thinking that kataka would definitely cook themselves something “proper” but it would be a well-exercised mini-banquet for one such as Macaroni & Cheese.

Geminis, are you at ALL like Eggplant Lady?  Other peeps – am i right or am i wrong?

Oh and Aquarius has secret bread binges, I think. Stoneground, sourdough or based on ancient grains that make some tribe live for several thousand years but bread nonetheless. And then they flip as they’re so anti-wheat and it sedates them so that they can’t conspiracy-theorise straight.

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cleo
cleo

I have to add that the book’s title is referring to beloved food writer and novelist Laurie Colwin’s essay on being alone in a kitchen with an eggplant. However, Colwin herself was…a Gemini!!!

postmodscorp
postmodscorp

Love it – Scorps off to self pleasure….! On a slight tangent, when exhausted, I’ll always go straight to bed, but my aqua ma always eats first… She is the queen of the evolving picnic, something I am trying to culture in myself… She’s def the bread queen tho! We’re avid bread conniousseurs, and like LL’s daughter, I have never lived very far from a Sol Breads shop!! I suspect the fact we both have Aries asc and cancer moon means we both tend to cook ‘proper’ food, thats good for our bodies…. however I’ll exercise first 😉

Ariel
Ariel

oh yeah, and I’m a Gemini, of course!

Ariel
Ariel

I am lucky to usually get looked after and cooked for by my loving Leo boyfriend, but yes, left to my own devices (like home sick today) it’s a salad and fruit as snacks, and then gluten-free pasta with a mostly sugar-free tomato sauce. I don’t want to spend a lot of time preparing food, especially if I’m not feeling well, but it does need to be healthy. My dirty secret is my sweet tooth, so I actually ate a carrot cupcake for “lunch” and put off making the salad for several hours past lunchtime. And it was a good… Read more »

aquaphobe
aquaphobe

bread…..my secret shame….i can even point you to all the best bakeries in london, paris, sydney,new york, surfers paradise and chicago…

fluid feline
fluid feline

Mystic, i wonder how many of your subscribers went out and bought hot chips today – that pic is soo tempting. I went out for brunch with my two Fire besties and did think of THAT picture but controlled myself and ordered something healthier, poached egg, spinach and tomato on toasted sourdough. Though i did notice the Sagg and Aries both ordered decadent slices of cake! Of course they don’t speak astro language so just sat there with thoughts flying through my mind. As i am home alone tonight for dinner, those chips are calling me, BUT made a mean… Read more »

davidl
davidl

I craved chips last night and on my way home from the airport snuck down to the F & C shop and got a bag with their great vinegar, sooo yumm..then went home for dinner with the familia.

shell
shell

i’m going to whip up a typically elegant gemini feast for one.
blah to chips!

hazelblackberry
hazelblackberry

Matthew, I’m also a Sagg and rather partial to junk food. There are some nights driving home – usually after some serious exercise – when I know nothing but a KFC two-piece feed will hit the spot. Yum!

matthew-minerva
matthew-minerva

Libra/Aqua bad!
i love the pic though – its utter simplicity is facinating!
lol mystic Junk food is cool! totally a teen thing to say but anyway!
matt

Gemini rising Gemini
Gemini rising Gemini

Salad is defo dinner-worthy, adding anything on top of the veggie base from beans to feta to salmon. I like to make things for myself that are gourmet, but also stuff that other people wont eat or think is weird. This often leads to strange combo’s of herring in cream sauce with a buckwheat pancake and pickles or some such. Or, i’ll go all out and prepare a 2 course gourmet meal for one 🙂 – also enjoy pigging out on chocolate or cake or some such treat occasionally, but feel i deserve it, so why feel guilty? 😉

spirit
spirit

My Aries husband can eat and eat and eat…..and gain nary an ounce…must be the fire-sign, warrior metabolism.

matthew-minerva
matthew-minerva

It is let me tell you now!
My mum and Dad both aries and i swear their like super fit!
fire signs in general are pretty fit – im a saggo and a lot of my sporty friends are leos/saggo’s too

hitchhiker72
hitchhiker72

Gemini Sun – live alone, and frequently eat alone, and yes, would often try new recipes and make something nice. Can’t cope with frozen meals. But I always that it was cos of my Venus in Cancer.

absolute beginner
absolute beginner

I’m an aqua and a bread fan. I love sol but never remember to buy it on the weekend and then resort to Bakers Delight capeseed during the week. My little aqua brother has developed an entire science around bread, toasting and butter melting. He’s really put a lot of though in to it and takes it v seriously. He’ll bin half a loaf until he gets it “perfect”.

sun Pisces, moon Aries, Leo rising
sun Pisces, moon Aries, Leo rising

I have been conditioned by my Gemini mother to eat entire boxes of Roses chocolates as a meal.
Except I go a family block of Caramello chocolate a night.
Before marriage I made a salad every night with a can of tuna, and ate a large packet of potato chips for carbs.
Now when I eat alone which is quite often as husband always at office I have a microwave meal as I can’t stand spending time cooking for myself. But it is always a Lean Cuisine or McCain’s Healthy Choice.

sun Pisces, moon Aries, Leo rising
sun Pisces, moon Aries, Leo rising

Actually thinking about my mother, food is such a huge part of her eccentricity. She believes the food pyramid applies on a weekly basis. Thus will only eat chicken for dinner one night, spinach for dinner another night, potatoes the next, you get my drift.

Nic
Nic

my boyfriend and his mother are gemini. She’s a gourmet chef and he’s a total foodie in the most refined way. no gluttony like other food lovers. They talk about food as if they’re talking about music, or art.

I knew a taurean who could make a meal look like an orgy.

I’m virgo, no binges – but food passion always makes me blush a bit.

Ram Tormented by Librans
Ram Tormented by Librans

i’m hearing you loud and clear davidl. The simple pleasure of enjoying a good meal is priceless. You know, I once had a perfect petit four glace and I couldn’t stop thinking about it for weeks. The genoese sponge was perfect, the marzipan between the layers was just thin enough and the icing was delicate. It was almost a religious experience……

davidl
davidl

as Homer would say..mmmm, marzipan….

davidl
davidl

I think because of my gem moon in the 12th astrologers always say, hey, you would be perfect living and working alone at some outpost, blah de blah.. Hmmm, I travel a bit for business and really appreciate being able to go out by myself, find exactly what i want and have a tasty peaceful dinner..something that I find is impossible with 3 young kids who tend to make most dinners stressful. To me food is sacred, food preparation is a sacred art or should be treated as such.

Aqua Fey
Aqua Fey

Just wait til they are older and they start food tech at school. My airy firstborn is now in the kitchen with me, eating so much more and we’re really bonding over it… especially sharing and dissecting the meal. Then he goes to school and week 1 was fruit salad and week 2 was a ham and salad wrap. Pikelets are no doubt next! I LOVE to cook, it calms me and grounds me. I especially love to cook for others, the more the merrier and will often be found in kitchen (lovely open plan) with my own bottle of… Read more »

Ram Tormented by Librans
Ram Tormented by Librans

When this Ram is alone – it’s out the door to somewhere nice, table for one, good book and eat whatever the hell I want!

Savannah
Savannah

LOL! Love that attitude 🙂 mind if I adopt it?

Ram Tormented by Librans
Ram Tormented by Librans

Most certainly – indulge and feel no guilt, God knows we get so few chances to truly do something for ourselves.

Ariel
Ariel

Gemini – live alone, so usually eat alone. & I do lurve aubergine, as we Brits call it. Last night: cashew, terayaki & tofu stirfry for one: not terribly chic, but simple & tasty. Salad is sexy as long as it’s interesting! Unfortunately I can & do guilt it up with chocolate. (Psyche/ House 2 in Virgo squaring my Sun). Boo.

fishorsemomma
fishorsemomma

…gem rising too, and my guilty pleasure is actually having time, energy (ingredients) and space to cook for myself, have also become a bit of a recipe-holic too, I have a cookbook that ive carted around for years filled with fave recipe and pics of people i have met, illustrations of some of the better meals i have cooked and little anecdotes. I was just looking at the borscht page last night, and to my dismay the red borsht dye i decorated the page with after that (fabulous!!! from Calgary canada) recipe had faded to brown, but the beets are… Read more »

fishorsemomma
fishorsemomma

and ditto..tee hee about sodabread-aqua-danish-butter….my sister to a teee

triple air gem
triple air gem

Gemini and Yes, I am exactly like eggplant lady. In fact, I never use eggplant but the other week for some reason decided I needed some and tried out a recipe for eggplant with moroccan spices, yoghurt and corriander – yum. I do like salads, yep, even in winter and will always go fresh food over packaged. Prefer quicker to cook things that don’t overcook the veg though. Have no prob going to restaurants or cafe’s alone and am regularly dragging my friends to my new finds, which they appreciate 🙂 AND, have found an awesome organic, raw, sugar free… Read more »

sweet sanity
sweet sanity

D’oh!! How did you know about my Sol Bread Spelt Megagrain fetish Mystic… ? You read this aqua girl so well.

shell
shell

Sol spelt megagrain rocks – but not as much as just about everything from Flour Power – have you discovered that H/hill gem?
I no longer live in Brissy, but was up there recently and went back and the owner lady nicely gave me the ‘how you doing, where you been’, and the vegie pasties, 8 seed loaf and just about everything else still is the best.
only crappy bakeries where i live now, and just today i was pondering that i’d have to open my own…

shell
shell

i have no aqua in my chart by the way – but seriously miss access to a good bakery.

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

Spazzy Aqua daughter now lives within walking distance of a Sol bread shop and seems to go for the Walnut bread lately.

pegasus
pegasus

Seriously, i am terrible at feeding myself. That’s why i lived in the East for so long, i’m sure,
as food everywhere cooked & given to you 5 times a day!
Yet love to feed peeps & animals but sadly not me.
Love to watch peeps eat & animals as well. Want everything well fed & nourished but
again, don’t do it for myself.
Can’t seem to budge upwards from 50 kilo’s……damn!

pegasus
pegasus

What does an Italian Princess make for dinner?

Reservations:)

aquavit
aquavit

Ha, i love this! Being Italian myself.
I have a total bachelor’s fridge in my bedsit, so lots of cheese and crackers at home, but LOVE dining out alone. I take my latest Vanity Fair to the European and flick through the pages whilst sipping on French wine and nibbling on european delicacies. I like to think that I am coming across all enigmatic.
Don’t get to do it much these days as I’m on a student’s wages again, but I do allow myself the odd indulgence when I can…mmmm, I’m feeling hungry.

matthew-minerva
matthew-minerva

LMFAO YES YES YES!
IM ALSO ITALIAN IAND THIS IS JUST SOO TRUE!
we’re are rather proud bunch wouldnt you say?

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

hahaah ok not a gemini but gem rising – does that mean i can comment? light eating and grazing. I have been known to roast a wedge of pumpkin and just have that for dinner…and indeed the same with eggplant 😛 A salad is a perfectly acceptable dinner. especially when you make it interesting with boiled eggs, sliced chorizo or whatever else. plain steamed vegetables often bore me to tears when not done with TLC…don’t people have tastebuds??? and although it’s meant to be bad for your health I don’t mind eating alone (probbly because I am used to it)… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

I’m all for the entertaining company UP as I imagine a nice Irish jig or tap dance while I’m having a bite. Some good jokes will do too! 🙂

Champagne Bearing Aquarian
Champagne Bearing Aquarian

The gourmet tuna pho sounds delish – any chance you can share the recipe?

Champagne Bearing Aquarian
Champagne Bearing Aquarian

I am a massive carb-o-phile but pasta is generally my vice of choice. I will eat it without sauce if I have to. Though have recently concoted theory that there are “clean” carbs (lentils, chickpeas and maybe a bit of organic wholegrain sourdough) which are to be loved, and “dirty carbs” (bread, pasta, potatoes) which are to be avoided because they make one feel icky. Have been cooking my healthy meals for one – several different coloured veg, maybe a little bit of protein and some fruit and yogurt for dessert. My skin hasn’t looked this good in yonks –… Read more »

davidl
davidl

believe it or not CBA, potatoes (not fried) are the health food of the world. Last year was the year of the potato , (no joking) and i read some guff on them, they are highly nutritious and account for a large % of essential minerals and vitamins in the western diet. http://www.potato2008.org/en/potato/factsheets.html “On a dry weight basis, the protein content of potato is similar to that of cereals and is very high in comparison with other roots and tubers. In addition, the potato is low in fat. Potatoes are rich in several micronutrients, especially vitamin C – eaten with… Read more »

Baristagem
Baristagem

Potatoes are an excellent source of complex carbs which is also important for healthy function of the brain!…. Brains, brains… soz Lol!

Lexicon Limbo
Lexicon Limbo

Thanks David!! I will never feel guilty eating potato again. Mmmmm…. I love mashed potato…I would marry mp if I could!

Champagne Bearing Aquarian
Champagne Bearing Aquarian

Well pop me in the oven and bake me for twenty minutes! I thought the Year of the Potato was just a clever marketing scam. (Aqua conspiracy theory #759)

Time to get reacquainted with the humble spud.

Pisces in CQ
Pisces in CQ

Well! I just about eat the whole list in hordes and love them to bits, particularly the first five in the list. Thank you for that both DavidL and LeMar. I never feel guilty about anything I eat but shall relish the nutritional value of both the potato and capsium in any form from now on as I roast, bake, fry, boil, mash, mix with other ingredients…anything at all. And as for eating alone, I love to eat alone and usually have two beverages of the relaxing kind before I hit the recipe book and cook myself a gormet meal… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Funny, funny, funny Mystic. Truly vibing your genius tonight. The french fry thing…Okay, gonna fess up. Today, went through a drive thru although HAVE been really good about packing a lunch or eating at home before go in some days at 2:00 pm. Made bean soup in the crockpot the other day, yadda, yadda. But today needed to buy lunch out. Mind you this would normally be at a Mexican restaurant but today on the go so grabbed a “Jr.” burger and small fries at a drive thru. Then, decided I needed more so went through ANOTHER drive thru and… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Oh, should add that sometimes I work five hours straight bodywork without stopping so burn uber tons of calories.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Gem rising too if needed to add that and not afraid at all to go out and eat alone…Take a book, etc. and DO cook for one all the time. Mom feeds herself 99% of the time 🙂

natal saturn conj moon in Cap/Sagg Sun
natal saturn conj moon in Cap/Sagg Sun

Aquarius Rising, Sagg Sun, Saturn/Moon conj in Capricorn.

I am a recipe junkie (friends call it my “food porn”), love gourmet cooking for one. When I shop at my favourite market, the staff look at my ingredients and say, “Oh, cooking for one? How sad..”

But I love it. It’s how I nurture myself and because I’m lucky to have a dishwasher I don’t have to think twice about the post-culinary creation cleanup.

Stress Princess
Stress Princess

My ex-flatmate was a Gemini – she used to go to restaurants alone and found it to be quite irritating when she had dining company. She’d go to places where there’d be a musician or singer and just sit, swaying to the jazz while she tried a different dish each night. Or she’d take a book and dine while she elegantly flicked pages. As a Cap, I’d be so self-conscious, and yes, spot on about the nutritional requirements when eating alone. I’ll do up some brocc, mushrooms, beans, whatever, just in the microwave and put some salt and pepper or… Read more »

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

As a single Toro I plan my weekly meals (so as not to be wasteful), cook big (just incase someone drops in and I need to feed them) and store/freeze leftovers so I don’t have to cook everynight.
I do good nutrious foodstuffs like soup, risotto, zuchinni slice, curries… but when I tired I do soooooooo wants carbs (and chocolate). Can’t have wheat though… which is a shame cos my fav dinner was vege lasagna… and with gluten free sheets, its just not the same (although spirals and penne are totally fine… how does that work??!!).

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

ok obviously my Taurus rising is stronger than my Leo…because I do the same thing Venus a-go-go. I make healthy soups and casseroles and roasted vege concoctions of a weekend…so I don’t have to cook through the week unless I feel like it. Otherwise I was reverting to just avo on toast…which is good but perhaps not all too nutrionally sound. Just been thinking that I need to make another batch of stock. My wicked self, loves a plate of roast new potato chunky chips from my Dad’s garden and sweet potato…and a fair dollop of aoili…um and maybe some… Read more »

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

Oh! Kindred Spirits!! Maybe its an earth sign thing, as my Caps housemate does this also. Although she stockpiles all this food and then refuses to eat it because it not what she feels like… which I just think is more efort than its worth really. When i lived with my Aries friend its was new meals/challenges every night. She liked to make things exactly how they looked in the recipe book. This made me laugh a little: I made a mutual friend a series of dinners as her sister is in hospital and I am worried that she is… Read more »

aqua-girl
aqua-girl

yep, aqua and bread ~ i’m partial to sonoma organic spelt sourdough with real danish butter….sliced not smeared 🙂

hazelblackberry
hazelblackberry

“They [Geminis] genuinely enjoy salads & left to their own devices, they will not – unlike our Virgo – fall upon a polygamist-Mormon-sized-family bar of chocolate with avid glee whilst chortling at crap tv and then indulge in an orgy of guilt shortly afterward.” This is almost my ex-inlaws. Gemini f-i-l and Virgo m-i-l, who do go the whole giant chocolate bar thing but f-i-l does not experience the guilt at all. he’s so childlike in his pleasures. He’ll then settle down with a six-pack of Crownies and watch TV until he falls asleep. Sounds kind of awful but he’s… Read more »

pegasus
pegasus

Yup, that’s me too! Blender drinks. Freinds always onto me that i don’t eat enough.
I do the holier than thou & reply that i consume very little, that my footprint is small!
Eat to live not live to eat.

Baristagem
Baristagem

I was ready this while woofing down on organic yoghurt alone & thinking yes it is true! I’m not sure about elegant part but yes it could be true… I do understand this weird behaviour & it’s always healthy food. Always salads even through winter. 100 ways to use fresh ingredients. I am often eating alone, but never drinking alone…Big difference lmao!! the aqua is absent with work most days & does binge on bread! Totally went red faced when I caught them crawling out of the bakery one day after a binge & soon after whinges of a bloat!… Read more »

shell
shell

I’m drinking tea and eating galactaburiko, which i picked up from a new greek/italian treat deli i passed, but which isn’t nearly as good as the one from other greek/italian treat deli i sometimes go to. Not that much though, cause yes, i’d much rather eat salad and not only kind of gag at the thought of a chocolate bar, but don’t much go for sweet stuff at all. I live alone, and thus generally eat alone. I do love making lasagne for people, but not too many people, cause leftovers are important. But mainly if I want to eat… Read more »

Baristagem
Baristagem

We can be eggplant ladies together shell….. I am whipping up a roasted pumpkin soup with basil yoghurt as I speak, none of the canned stuff for me!!

shell
shell

love a good pumpkin soup – do you roast it prior?

Baristagem
Baristagem

Yes & it gives it the soup the most beautiful flavour

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Jamie Oliver roasts pumpkin with spices and stirs it into risotto in the final stages of cooking. It’s awesome.