Our archives of simple, healthy recipes using aphrodisiac ingredients.

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Bison Bourguignon–the perfect weeknight stew recipe for wine lovers

Bison Bourguignon makes a perfect weeknight stew recipeAlthough this recipe is anything but traditional–bison and celery in Bourguignon (gasp! )–we think it is a healthy version of comfort food any wine lover will appreciate. It is a modern twist on a classic featuring the aphrodisiac and high-quality protein of wild game. This Bison Bourguignon is both a satisfying and easy recipe to whip up any weeknight either as a dinner for two or something nutritious to fill the whole family. Read more

Chrysta Wilson’s Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta Recipe

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta from Pastry Chef Chrysta WilsonWe’re always thrilled when one of our favorite bakers, Chrysta Wilson, author of Kiss My Bundt, shares one of her magical recipes with us. Chrysta has a way of transforming seemingly difficult desserts and explaining them into something anyone could make… flawlessly! In Kiss My Bundt, she demystified made-from-scratch cakes for the masses. (The book has consistently made the Amazon top 5 cake bestsellers since its release.) Here, she does it again with Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta.  Read more

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Love Heirloom Tomatoes? Try Them In Tomato Jam

No-Stress Heirloom Tomato Jam Tomato season is a a wonderful time for lovers of this aphrodisiac. Members of the nightshade family, tomatoes were once considered poisonous. But once the myth was dispelled, lovers the world over developed a lust for this plump fruit.Unfortunately, tomatoes are among the fruits that must be enjoyed in season.Heirloom tomatoes ship poorly. Those fruits found in winter and spring have been bred not to bruise and usually offer flesh the consistency of cardboard. That’s why Anne Janzen created this Heirloom Tomato Jam for us. Read more

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Barley Risotto with Apples and Parmesan

barley apple risottoThis recipe comes from our regular contributor Annette Tomei. In addition to offering us some great wine recommendations, Annette is a trained chef and cooking instructor. Although she creates recipes for clients all the time, this barley risotto is one she made for herself. It’s her way of enjoying risotto on a healthy diet.

Swapping out arborio for barley also gives the risotto a unique texture and greater depth of flavor. Read more

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Vegan Banana Bread–an easy recipe for baking dairy-free

vegan banana bread recipeIt’s amazing what you can find surfing Instagram. We’ve found several ideas to inspire our recipe development but in this instance, we found a whole recipe! This Instagram find came from elyonlylyablolus, one of the authors of the blog Plaisir Vegan, a site dedicated to simple techniques for vegan cooking. Although the original recipe for this vegan banana bread calls for wheat flour, it also works well with rice flour to make a bread that’s both vegan and gluten free. We love this recipe not only for the scrumptious simplicity but because it stars banana. Read more