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

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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

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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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Kale Guacamole (aka Kale-A-Mole)

kale guacamole (kaleamole)Kale is an “it” vegetable for a reason. It’s an excellent source of vitamins C, K and A. It also offers manganese, calcium, vitamin B6, magnesium and iron, (not to mention fiber). AND it offers a bit of protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids. It’s hard to find many foods that offer more. But sometimes all that nutrition comes without great flavor. That is the case with kale–at least that’s the opinion of many on our team. So we came up with a way to do kale that anyone can appreciate: Kale-a-mole!  Read more