Our favorite easy lunch (and brunch) recipes using aphrodisiac ingredients.

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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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Smoked Salmon Egg Salad–an upgraded variation on a classic

The key ingredient in egg salad is one of the world’s most legendary aphrodisiac ingredients. So why don’t most of us consider egg salad as sexy? Perhaps because its one-tone color fails to excite or maybe it’s the sameness of its texture–more of a comfort food than the gateway to passion. But we’ve given egg salad an upgrade. We’ve added two more aphrodisiac ingredients, salmon and capers. Read more

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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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Grilled Summer Fruit–the healthy way to do dessert from The Oaks at Ojai

easy grilled summer fruit recipe from The Oaks at Ojai

An easy guide to serving fruits of passion

This recipe comes to us from The Oaks at Ojai spa in Ojai, California. The Oaks is noted for incorporating healthy, local, seasonal ingredients into its menus. Here their health-conscious culinary team take the essence of summer and transform it into a succulent dessert. They do it not with the addition of extra ingredients but through the magic of grilling. 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