My (Sexy!) Food List

My (Sexy!) Food List

 

Here’s a little inside info from the Gluten Free Goddess’s website to keep handy for Valentine’s Day(gluten-free or not).

Garlic: So many fiery properties are associated with garlic. Luckily, lust is one of them. I can attest that eating copious amounts of garlic in Italy- on my honeymoon- convinced me that garlic should forever be a staple in my kitchen. Note: For those of you allergic to garlic, you might look into elephant garlic; not a true garlic, it’s actually in the onion and leek family.

Grapes: I don’t have to explain this one. With  mythic connections to Dionysus, wine and fertility, grapes have long been considered fruit of the Gods. And Goddesses. Serve with assorted cheeses. and Pecan Crackers.  Add wine and candlelight for full effect.

Chile Peppers: Hot and spicy- what’s not to love about chile peppers? Folk lore links peppers and chiles with the fire element to enhance feelings of love and desire. Serve with margaritas and ignite a little passion. Add it to hot chocolate and stir up some trouble. And by the way, if you need to break a hex by any chance, chile pepper is your fruit of choice.

Asparagus: I’m not sure how asparagus got its reputation as an aphrodisiac without getting all Freudian here, Darling, but I do know that when prepared briefly roasted or just barely braised in a drizzle of balsamic vinegar until they turn bright green and tender-crisp, they unabashedly evoke thoughts of spring. And after several weeks of winter, green sure sounds sexy to me.

Tomatoes: Long associated with the Goddesses Venus and Aphrodite, juicy red tomatoes are indeed a perfect love food, are they not? Paired with other sensual and lusty flavors such as garlic, basil, mint and olive oil, tomatoes can create a desire for passion and a deeper appreciation for the sensual side of life. My recommendation? Eat tomatoes daily. The smaller grape and organic vine tomatoes are usually best this iffy time of year. Yellow tomatoes are less acidic. Organic canned tomatoes are a pantry must-have.

Capers: A distinctive salty accent to many Italian and Mediterranean dishes, folk lore has it capers bring luck, lust and potency. Well, then. What are you waiting for? Toss in some capers.

Chocolate: Even though men apparently find vanilla and pumpkin pie sexy as all get out, chocolate is the one with the major reputation. I’m not going to argue. Chocolate does it for me. Though I confess I always add a hefty dose of bourbon vanilla to my chocolate recipes. Just because.

And the most important ingredient? You guessed it. LOVE

Happy Valentines Day!

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