Looking through the snake diet I saw that most of the foods were Mediterranean-Greek staples like “lamb”, “yogurt”, “cheese”, etc. (HoxZodiac.com) So, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to support a local business and family favorite during this pandemic-economic crisis - a family-owned Greek restaurant in Oceanside, California - Paul’s Place.
Infra-red Salad- by Brea Peck
Navajo Sand Painting, Source Unkown.
For the final project, my classmates and I decided to make a lunch which signifies our zodiac which we then offered to the rest of the class. Since I was born in 2000, I am considered a Dragon. As such, I decided to offer the foods that a dragon would eat. The food of choice that I decided to present was the mushroom.
For my food offering, I kept it simple (much like the entire diet of the rabbit)! A small portion of strawberries, bananas, and granola is something that a rabbit would greatly enjoy! However, though strawberries and bananas is what I decided to bring to our zodiac lunch, this small gathering of fruit would actually be more than a rabbit would need for an entire two weeks!
For me, deciding which dish I wanted to prepare for our lunch was not very difficult once I looked at the recommended ingredients for a Rabbit. The story I will share with everyone is in the form of my family history surrounding my dish.
As a dragon, my zodiac organ is the stomach. Although the dragon is the only zodiac animal that does not appear in nature, many dragon foods focus around digestive health and wellbeing. I am an undergraduate researcher in a microbiome lab on campus, and there has been a lot of discussion around fermented foods and probiotics, even though their effectiveness is still not fully known. However, since I already had a sourdough starter, I decided to make sourdough starter scallion pancakes!
Hi! My name is Jaz Stringfellow (they/them) and I’m a third year music education major from Ventura County. I am the year of the rabbit. I was interested in this class because I’ve always enjoyed cooking starting in high school, when I’d have to figure out how to feed myself after school. Cooking and preparing food has always been a creative outlet for me because my empty stomach always pushed me to think outside the box and create things in a way I still have trouble with as a musician.
As this is also my first blog post, I would like to start by introducing myself! :) My name is Samuelu (I go by Sammy) and I am a first year Psychology major. I was born in 2001 (the Year of the Snake) and raised in the beautiful city of Oceanside, California (the northern area of San Diego County).