I’m having a great time on the Fools For Luv blog hop! As promised, here are the recipes for my aphrodisiac menu, debuting February 6th, 2013.
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Start Your Engines
Champagne with pomegranate
Alcohol is widely known for lowering inhibitions and loosening tongues and well, lots of other things, too. Careful, though – one glass is sexy, too much more than that might make you sleepy. Can’t have that! In addition to being pretty, pomegranate has long been regaled as a female fertility symbol and is considered to be the sacred fruit of Aphrodite. Win/win!
Rocket with Balsamic Vinaigrette, (horny) Goat Cheese, Fruit and Nuts
Arugula is also known as “rocket.” *giggle* Many fruits and nuts are considered “sexy by association.” Almonds have long been considered fertility symbols and are often given as favors at weddings. Pine nuts have been used to stimulate the libido since medieval times. Apples might make you think of tempting Eve. I can’t be the only one on earth who thinks raspberries look like nipples. And don’t get me started on what comes to mind about cucumbers *gasp* Choose fruits and nuts you enjoy, and think sexy thoughts. The brain is the most potent aphrodisiac, after all.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Sexy Molé Sauce and Roasted Root Vegetables
Molé Sauce is full of ingredients purported to cause stimulating effects in the body. Such foods are reported to tinker with your body chemistry in ways that get you in the mood for love. Chilis make you hot and sweaty, just like fooling around. Chocolate contains the same chemical present at the peak of orgasm. Garlic increases blood flow…cinnamon is warming…to name just a few.
Chocolate Valentine Ecstasy
This is the cake the pastry chef makes in my upcoming Brazen book (coming in June 2013 from Entangled). It’s intensely chocolate, yet light and fluffy. It’s also quick and pretty easy. I discovered this cake when I got home late from work one day and I had promised my mother-in-law I’d make dessert. I’ve been making it ever since…not only because chocolate contains phenylethylamine, the “love chemical” which releases dopamine in the pleasure center of the brain and peaks during orgasm. Also contains tryptophan, a key component of the neurotransmitter serotonin known to promote a sense of well-being and relaxation. 😀