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

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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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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

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Kale Guacamole (aka Kale-A-Mole)

kale guacamole (kaleamole)Recent debate about the ingredients that constitute a guacamole (aka pea-gate) got me thinking… What could you add to a guacamole to augment the nutrition and natural flavors without making it a whole different dip. Could you add kale? 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 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 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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Recipe for Spring & Summer Vegetable Tempura

Vegetable tempura recipe and Jordan ChardonnayWe found this fun taste of summer on Jordan Winery’s Twitter feed. Designed to pair with a refreshing, well-chilled white wine, (like Jordan Chardonnay), this tempura recipe is perfect for showcasing spring/summer bounty. (At Jordan, they recommend trying such fresh-picked morsels as snap peas and their leaves as well as fava beans and heirloom tomatoes.) We’re getting hungry just looking at it! Read more