Posts tagged aphrodisiac recipe
Not Your Usual Avocado Toast

Avocado toasts have received much attention over the past year. Even fine dining restaurants have them on the menu. What’s the big deal with putting avocado on bread anyway? Well, I happen to think the avocado is one of the best things to eat since, well... avocado on toast. Perhaps it’s because you can create many different versions using a wide variation of ingredients.

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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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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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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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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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{RECIPE} Darling's Summer Shrimp in Mojito Dressing

I watch him peel shrimp in the kitchen. He’s holding the knife steady and with precision he deftly cuts along the spine of the shrimp, pink and quivering. At the wooden cutting block he conducts a jazz rhythm with his chef’s knife— finely chopping fresh leaves of mint and feathery cilantro, scooping the green herbs into a bowl. I am enthralled by the way he takes such loving care of the ingredients. 

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{RECIPE} Seductive Carrots with Cinnamon, Ginger and Pomegranate

These rainbow carrots are so lovely left rustic in their skins, not peeled or cut, just au natural and naked from the earth. Gently rinse them, toss in olive oil and sauté. It’s very simple. Sprinkle with cinnamon; then add in slices of fresh ginger root, and splash with pomegranate juice. Voila! You’ve got an ooh la la dish worth its spice in seduction.

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So Many Ways to Love Pumpkin Squash Soup

Let me tempt you with my favorite seasonal soup: Pumpkin Squash Soup. This recipe evolved from my stove top and continues to change, never the same soup each time. As a girl, soup was always a comfort, just as much as the English tea that my Nana made me when I was feeling, tired, cold, or a little blue. 

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