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

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World’s Greatest Tarragon Chicken Salad with Capers and Red Grapes

tarragon chicken saladI started developing this recipe when I took over hosting the annual family reunion. The chicken salad with grapes and capers was a tradition several decades in the making. Of course, I couldn’t resist putting my own spin on the dish by adding the aphrodisiacs of mustard and tarragon. Read more

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Ingrid Hoffman’s Drunken Steak Fajitas with Green Pepper Sauce

Ingrid Hoffman's Steak Fajitas | Eat Something SexyThis recipe, by smoldering culinary sensation Ingrid Hoffman, features one of our favorite featured products, Cholulu Green Pepper Sauce. Although it’s a great dish for doubling or tripling to feed a crowd, we recommend making a single batch for two. Enjoy the sweet sting of chiles for dinner and see where the evening goes. Then pack up the rest in your lover’s lunch to bring back memories of your delicious evening together. Read more

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hard cooked eggs in brown butter with roasted asparagus

hard cooked eggs with brown butter and asparagusThis is one of my all-time favorite spring recipes. It’s also one of the best ideas ever for using hard boiled eggs. I can’t take credit for the idea–my mother came up with it, I simply refined it a little.

If you haven’t experimented with brown butter, I think you’re going to be surprised at how easy it is to make. Read more

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Dark Chocolate Bark From The Oaks at Ojai

The Oaks at Ojai Dark Chocolate BarkThis recipe comes to us from The Oaks at Ojai, an oasis of health and wellness in Southern California. The Oaks prides itself on creating calorie-conscious but full-flavored cuisine. This Dark Chocolate Bark recipe, a perfect example of that philosophy, is also one of the sexiest homemade chocolates we’ve tried. Made from a base of premium, dark chocolate, it combines decadent richness with a medley of raw nuts and dried fruits. Read more

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Irish Soda Bread Recipe–a simple recipe for a classic loaf

traditional Irish Soda Bread--so easy!With a name like Reiley I ought to know how to make a loaf of soda bread! Actually, I was taught this soda bread recipe by the owner of a pub in Ireland’s southwest. The key to this hearty loaf is high-quality, stone ground wheat flour. This kind of flour seems to be ubiquitous in Ireland but it’s definitely more rare on North American shores. It may take a little searching but the results are worth the effort. Read more