Posts tagged aphrodisiac
Breakfast in Bed | Valentine's Day Ideas

Breakfast in bed could be a good way to begin your Valentine’s Day this Sunday. A handwritten love note, your sweetheart’s favorite breakfast, hot tea or coffee, fresh juice. If you haven’t found the perfect gift, this breakfast in bed plan may suffice. Omelette? Breakfast bowl with coconut yogurt, fresh berries, cacao nibs? Strawberries? Dip them in dark chocolate. 

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My Steamy Egg Fantasy {RECIPE}

There's something sensual about feeling the weight of an egg in my hand. I cradle it carefully with my fingers, caressing the cool delicate shell before cracking the egg open, allowing the gelatinous white to spill out. The slippery yolk settles within the bottom of the mixing bowl. It looks completely circular and perfect.

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Thai Tom Yum Vegetable Soup

Thai soups are plentiful in their many variations and flavors. The base of this vegetarian soup recipe, known as Tom Yum, is lemongrass, galangal root, lime juice and kaffir lime leaves, plus tomato and spices. I simply used whatever veggies I had at home--- bok choy, broccoli, tomato, orange and red sweet peppers, zucchini--- and I just could not resist adding coconut milk. I tend to shop at Asian supermarkets as I love the selection of vegetables. 

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Chai Impérial Pears

This is one of the most elegant desserts to make. It may take an afternoon or a day to poach these pears properly, but the rest of it is absolutely simple. I wanted to feature the beauty of tea in a dessert, so pears gently poached and steeped in chai tea was the perfect recipe. Palais des Thés Chai Impérial is a delicate black tea blend paired with an aromatic melange of green cardamom, pink peppercorns, cinnamon, ginger and orange zest.

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Best Beauty Food Smoothie Ever

Aphrodisiacs are superfoods for our soul. We want to feel good by what we put into our bodies, but in the pursuit to eat healthy we sometimes forget to slow down and experience the pleasure of food. An aphrodisiac beauty smoothie is full of antioxidants, skin-plumping good fats and nutrients to add to our daily glow. 

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SUPERFOOD APHRODISIACS: Aphrodite's Ambrosia with Cranberries, Chia, Goji & Blackberries

I’ve been on the go and busy this holiday. There are articles and blog posts just bursting in my mind as I drive, usually while I'm hungry and stuck in traffic, having waited way too long to eat something. Like sugar plums dancing through my head this holiday season, I dream of beautiful raw whole foods and recipes. 

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SUPERFOOD APHRODISIACS: HOLIDAY SMOOTHIE

It's the holiday season. We've had a lot of celebrating at my house which, of course, involved cooking and eating. If you're feeling thank-full like I am, make superfood smoothies. Even though my Thanksgiving menu at home was mostly vegan (everything vegan but the turkey) I've been feeling fatigued from all of the fun events and family time. 

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SPICE UP THE HOLIDAYS: CINNAMON, NUTMEG & GINGER

Thanksgiving time has us all searching for recipes to cook, eat and share. Spice up your holiday with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. These romance enhancing spices please the senses and get you in the mood. Here's some inspiration for your Thanksgiving recipes.

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Sensual Summery Sangria with a Juicy Twist

Bursting with juicy flavor, a twist on Spanish Sangria and the Italian Bellini fills your glasses with sensuality from the farmers' market using fresh seasonal produce. 

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The Sensual Summertime Drink: Tea ~ Palais des Thés

My obsession with tea began in childhood. Coffee was never appealing, too strong for my blood. A cup of tea soothed and comforted when I needed it, and it kept me company in a hot mug in between the palms of my hands.

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Hazelnut Coconut Espresso Smoothie

I'm writing this recipe down for you before I forget because I think this one is a winner. It's super creamy, luscious and ridiculously too good to be healthy. It tastes like an espresso milkshake. My nine year old daughter has developed a penchant for iced coffee so I thought she would enjoy this.

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon. Hewn from the cinnamon tree, curled, a heart shape, the color of my daughter’s eyes. Grated into powder, like pigment. Color of burnt sienna, earth, umber. But it’s the scent that lights his face as he asks me to grate some into the cup. I take the cinnamon stick into my hand and the grater with the other.

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Spice Up Your Valentine's Menu

Aphrodisiacs are simply foods, herbs and spices thought to inspire desire. As Valentine’s Day reminds us of some of our favorite aphrodisiacs, we think of the typical temptations: oysters, champagne, caviar, chocolate, figs and lobster. But I like to discover new ways to tempt my love's tastebuds.

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Chocolate Maca Espresso Smoothie + 3 Tips on Getting Your Groove Back + Believe You Are Enough

Flavors that are strong, intense, and bewitching like chocolate and coffee have us under their spell, don't they? When we love chocolate, we crave it, want it, need it. Some are obsessed with chocolate, and there is no substitute. Coffee... the scent lures us, a taste, then another, and soon we are addicted.

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Berry Goji Blossom Smoothie {RECIPE}

This smoothie has anti-oxidant, anti-aging nutrition -- blueberries and goji berries --- plus an herbal infusion of damiana, ashwagandha, rose petals and pearl jasmine green tea. I used farmers' market fresh organic produce and juiced apples, oranges and kale for the liquid base of this smoothie. This is a beauty bomb and a nutrient-packed power smoothie! 

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Coconut Watermelon Elixir {RECIPE} Aphrodisiacs for Health

What kind of foods hydrate and nourish? WatermelonCoconut waterCucumber. These are the ingredients that come to my mind when I’m walking outside, enjoying the sunshine and the fresh ocean air. I’m wondering how to blend these ingredients up and make something nourishing out of it. A freshly blended, icy, good for you slushie comes to mind. 

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Eating Aphrodisiacs

Being a sensualist is being passionate about life... eating is an experience of smell, taste, texture and emotional fulfillment. It is delight, a lover's afternoon, a bowl of pleasure. 

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Chocolate Cake For The Soul

When I am in need of some soulful contemplation, the kitchen is where you will find me. I was baking cake this past holiday season--- just the thing to make during rainy weather and melancholy moods. Seeking ways to cheer myself, I read through cake recipes. "Chocolate cake," I thought to myself, "what a good idea."

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