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Fennel and Tangerine Salad with Arugula and Sweet Onion

fennel and tangerine saladIf you love salad, winter can be a hard time of year. No plump, juicy tomatoes to decorate your plate. (Pity, since some say tomato is the original fruit of temptation.) The lack of peaches, basil, fresh little gem lettuces and summer squashes could get any salad lover down. Read more

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Irish Soda Bread Recipe–a simple recipe for a classic loaf

traditional Irish Soda Bread--so easy!With a name like Reiley I ought to know how to make a loaf of soda bread! Actually, I was taught this soda bread recipe by the owner of a pub in Ireland’s southwest. The key to this hearty loaf is high-quality, stone ground wheat flour. This kind of flour seems to be ubiquitous in Ireland but it’s definitely more rare on North American shores. It may take a little searching but the results are worth the effort. Read more


Recipe for Butter Braised Collards with Fire Cider

butter braised collards in fire ciderThe good people who make Fire Cider shared this side dish recipe with us to illustrate the versatility of their spicy, apple cider vinegar-based elixir. Delicious on it’s own, Fire Cider is also a chef’s friend, providing inspiration for recipes like this one from Alana Chernila of Eating from the Ground Up. We love how the Fire Cider adds a sultry spice to braised collards, traditionally considered a not-so-sexy dish. With this added kiss of spice and the brightness of vinegar, we think you’ll soon view collards as an aphrodisiac classic.  Read more


Recipe for Wild Rice Pilaf with Toasted Almonds and Pomegranate

easy wild rice pilaf recipe with pomegranateChef Annette Tomei has done it again, capturing all the flavors of the season in a single, easy dish, this easy rice pilaf.

Brown rice pilaf simply doesn’t get better than this, all dressed up with wild rice, butter and two of our favorite aphrodisiacs, pomegranate and almonds.  Read more


Pumpkin Spice Kimchi Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Kimchi recipe

pumpkin spice kimchiWe’re incredibly excited to feature this Pumpkin Spice Kimchi recipe from author Amanda Feifer. It comes from her new book, Ferment Your Vegetables: A Fun and Flavorful Guide to Making Your Own Pickles, Kimchi, Kraut, and More. We think kimchi is perfect for a sexy diet and this recipe–packed with aphrodisiac ingredients and spices, will help you get your winter groove on. Read more