I love getting creative with the bounty of gorgeous cauliflower from the farm, but most of all, I savor getting a good, dark roast on it and tossing it up with some Indian spices. The goal of this curry roasted cauliflower is not to punch with heat but to create a warm glow. The key […]
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About Diane Brown
Diane Brown is the author of The Seduction Cookbook: Culinary Creations For Lovers, (Innova Publishing 2005). She is a personal chef as well as a freelance food writer. Her work has appeared in publications including Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Sunset, Veggie Life, Chile Pepper and Wine Enthusiast. She has taught aphrodisiac cooking both in person and on tv and radio, including appearances on The Other Half, Fox News “Ask the Expert” and Leeza at Night. A champion of CSA's, Diane writes the blog Family Farm Box, where she showcases the use of local, fresh produce.
Entries by Diane Brown
Diane Brown, aphrodisiac foods authority and author of The Seduction Cookbook offers up this Citrus Sangria recipe made with three different citrus fruits. She finds citrus to be a great fruit for red sangria.
We’re feeling the need for a good, stiff cocktail right now. We thought something refreshing, like this Caipirinha recipe would put us all in the mood to transition to spring. (And the thought that really motivates this post? We’re betting that the combination of the aphrodisiac spirit cachaca with fresh citrus will help you get in […]
A Vegetarian Salad with Greek Flare This vegetarian dish is the heart of my aphrodisiac plan for a romantic Greek-inspired dinner for two. The meal is an homage to Eros, God of Love. And it’s a light, vegetarian affair filled with traditional Greek flavors. This Minted Bulghar Salad offers big flavor without meat. It’s made […]
This sexy hummus recipe is the first course in my Greek-themed Valentine’s Day dinner for two. (Of course, you can make this tempting Greek meal any time you want a date night at home. I just featured it for Valentine’s Day because it calls for ingredients that are all accessible in February.)
A pomegranate martini for romantic occasions I created this pomegranate vodka cocktail for lovers as a part of an entire Greek-inspired menu for date night, Valentine’s Day or your favorite romantic occasion. The dinner is dedicated to the Greek God of Love. And it obviously needs a cocktail worthy of Eros. I can’t call this […]
I created this decadent, booze-laced Lemon Lavender Madeleines recipe (aka my vodka cookies) to celebrate the aphrodisiacs of alcohol and lavender. (It also celebrates the opulence of butter…lots of butter!) The cookie recipe is the sweet finish to a larger story and romantic dinner menu I wrote no cooking with alcohol. Here’s the whole story […]
When I was single, I used cooking with lavender as a litmus test. You see, I once made a dish with herbs de Provence, the classic French herb blend of rosemary, parsley, basil, sweet marjoram, thyme, and most importantly, lavender, for a potential paramour. Ready for the pounce at the end of the humble feast […]
Lavender is an edible flower used occasionally in Meditteranean cooking but not nearly enough if you ask me! Here, I use this uniquely flavored herb to elevate ordinary crème brûlée to an unforgettable finale to a romantic dinner. Although its flavors are complex, this lavender crème brûlée recipe is surprisingly easy to make, not to […]