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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

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Recipe for Pappardelle with Sweet Corn and Carrot Greens

pappardelle pasta with carrot greens

Don’t throw out those carrot tops!

Although not historically aphrodisiac, those green tops from your carrots you typically throw away pack a lot of the nutrients to super-charge your libido. (According to the World Carrot Museum, carrots are a good source of potassium and magnesium. They also contain vitamins C and K as well as protein. However, we recommend buying organic carrots. Farmers generally assume that the greens won’t be eaten and spray the plants with chemicals. So to be safe, choose pesticide-free.) Read more

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Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Raw Tomato Sauce

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Raw Tomato SauceFirst of all, did you know that tomatoes are considered aphrodisiac? In fact, some historians believe that the tomato, not the apple, may have been the original fruit of temptation. You can learn more about the aphrodisiac potential of tomatoes in my Guide to Aphrodisiac Foods. Read more

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Citrus Massaged Kale with Oyster Mushrooms and Scrambled Eggs

Citrus Massaged Kale Salad RecipeKale is one of those superfoods that’s hard to get into. It’s flavor is slightly bitter and its texture is tough. So what if it’s an aphrodisiac if you can’t enjoy it?

But massaged kale is a whole different story. It might seem weird at first to give a bowl of greens a rubdown but just think of it as a prelude to a night of seduction. 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