Geminis are complex creatures. I say this because I am one. We’re typically expressive, quick-witted, thoughtful, though notoriously restless. A contradiction of sorts, but always confident in our talents and abilities (despite our many faults).

As the constellation for twins, Geminis have embarked on an everlasting search for their equal. They are constantly seeking balance and harmony, aiming to find anything or anyone who reduces the inevitable chaos in their lives. Though the struggle may be never-ending, it’s a struggle worth fighting.

Like twins, there are plenty of tried-and-true food pairings that have mastered (or closely mastered) unity. To celebrate the start of Gemini season and the overall beauty of flavor duality, we’ve rounded up nine recipes that highlight well-known food combos, but in new and innovative ways. Scroll down to check them out!

Surf and Turf: Linguine with Clams and Chorizo

Chowhound

Steak and lobster may be the first two ingredients that come to mind, but clams and chorizo (on top of pasta, nonetheless) sound so. much. better. Get our Linguine with Clams and Chorizo recipe.

Salt and Pepper: Salt and Pepper Calamari

Life's Ambrosia

Honestly, we just wanted to find a recipe that mirrored P.F. Chang’s salt and pepper calamari because we’re basic AF and not afraid to admit it. Now if only we could get our hands on that sweet and spicy Asian dipping sauce they serve on the side. Get the recipe.

Spaghetti and Meatballs: Spaghetti and My Ex-Boyfriend’s Meatless Balls

Chowhound

Could this recipe’s name be more hilarious? A dish so clever it almost makes us want to become vegan. Almost. Get the recipe.

Peanut Butter and Jelly: Peanut Butter and Jelly Fritters

Chowhound

There’s no denying the deliciousness of a standard peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but we’ll take fried dough over Wonder bread any day. Don’t hate. Get our Peanut Butter and Jelly Fritters recipe.

Bacon and Eggs

Damn Delicious

Brussels sprouts are continuing to have a moment and what better way to elevate this moment than pairing them with everyone’s favorite breakfast foods: bacon and egg?. This is the recipe we’d like to wake up to every day. Get the recipe.

Macaroni and Cheese: Prosciutto-Wrapped Macaroni and Cheese Cups

Chowhound

Just when we thought macaroni and cheese couldn’t get better, these prosciutto-wrapped cups proved us wrong. Pork makes everything better.  Get our Prosciutto-Wrapped Macaroni and Cheese Cups recipe.

Milk and Cookies: Milk and Cookie Fudge

Sweet Recipeas

It’s always fun to re-imagine foods in different ways and this milk and cookie fudge is no exception. But what will we ever wash it down with? A glass of cold milk? That seems redundant. Get the recipe.

Peas and Carrots: Browned Butter Peas and Carrots

Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Peas and carrots are quite the dull duo, but not with brown butter sauce. Brown butter sauce can elevate any dish from drab to fab. Because #fatandsugar, obviously. Get the recipe.

Strawberries and Whipped Cream: Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake Cake

Life, Love and Sugar

While it may be sexy to feed strawberries and whipped cream to a love interest, we’re sure they’d be more appreciative of a cake with a cream cheese layer. Or maybe that’s just us. Get the recipe.
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