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Grilled Watermelon Salad with Baby Arugula and Goat Cheese salad

Grilled Watermelon Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese

Perfect end-of-summer flavor

A big thanks goes out to Chef Eric Finney of the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. His grilled watermelon salad may be our new favorite dish. It’s definitely our last hurrah of summer. It features watermelon, one of the world’s most interesting aphrodisiacs. (Watermelon is also one of our 10 best foods for men. Read more

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Tomato Mozzarella Salad For Two

tomato mozzarella saladThis Tomato Mozzarella Salad recipe comes to us from Christina Barrueta, freelance food & beverage writer and creator of the award-winning Arizona-based food blog WriteOnRubee.com who recently served this salad recipe on a romantic picnic for two. She recommends using a variety of vibrantly colored, vine ripened tomatoes, (a legendary aphrodisiac). Then she adds a great mozzarella and garden-fresh herbs to really make the flavors sing.

Pair it with a well-chilled rosé and prepare for the perfect taste of summer. Read more

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Chia Seed and Cucumber Salad Recipe

chia seed and cucumber saladOne day I was staring at a package of chia seeds trying to think of something to do with them beyond the ubiquitous chia pudding. I wondered what would happen if I added them to my mother’s cucumber salad recipe. I also traded out her garden cucumbers for Read more

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Recipe for Roasted Broccoli with Black Garlic

Roasted Broccoli with Black Garlic | EatSomethingSexy.comThis recipe was inspired by Ina Garten’s incredible recipe for Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli. But this version takes a bit of a turn from Mediterranean flavors to the Far East with the flavoring of  black garlic. Black garlic is simply garlic that has been fermented to produce a complex yet mellow, sweet and savory flavor. It’s black as coal coloring is simply a byproduct of the fermentation process. Black garlic, incidentally, offers nearly twice as many antioxidants as does fresh garlic. Read more

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Curry Roasted Cauliflower with Golden Raisins, Almonds and Cilantro

Curry Roasted CauliflowerThis recipe comes to us from one of our favorite aphrodisiac foods experts, Chef Diane Brown. Comments Diane, “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 curry dishes is not to punch with heat, but create a warm glow. The key to that is balance. Read more