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

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Fresh Corn Soup with Summer Sweet Corn and Kefir

fresh corn soup

Recipe from Romancing the Stove by Amy Reiley

This soup was inspired by one of the season’s most sweet and delicate ingredients as well as Green Valley Organics’ lactose free kefir. (Since I’m lactose intolerant, this product opened a whole new world to me–one I was previously afraid to explore!) Read more

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Picnic Sandwiches with Bacon, Tomato and Avocado

picnic sandwiches with bacon, tomato and avocadoThis recipe is a variation on the Garden Tomato & Avocado Picnic Sandwiches in Amy Reiley’s award-winning aphrodisiac cookbook, Romancing the Stove. We thought it captured the romance of spring flavors Read more

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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

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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 Lemon Scones with Blackberries

lemon scones with blackberriesWe’re thrilled to be able to give you this first look at our friend and sometimes contributor Carla Snyder’s new cookbook, Sweet and Tart: 70 Irresistible Recipes with Citrus. Read more