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

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Baby Spinach and Ricotta Pizza Recipe

spinach and ricotta pizza recipe | EatSomethingSexy.com This recipe comes to us from Chef Angela Dimino, Act Two Culinary Consultant

According to a study by the Smell and Taste Treatment & Research Foundation, that one-of-a-kind aroma of pizza increases blood flow. Perhaps it’s the fact that the smell of many cheeses resembles a female pheromone. Or maybe it’s the yeasty tang of freshly baked dough. Whatever it is, you’ll get your blood pumping with this easy Baby Spinach and Ricotta Pizza.

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Baby Spinach and Ricotta Pizza Recipe

Course Pizza
Created by Angela Dimino

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh or frozen pizza dough*
  • 12 oz sautéed baby spinach in olive oil with salt and pepper to taste and then cooled
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated locatelli cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano chopped
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp corn meal
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place dough in an olive oil coated bowl covered in plastic. Allow to rise at room temperature for 1 hr.
  2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  3. Take cornmeal and dust the bottom of an 8 inch round or 13” by 9” rectangle pizza pan.
  4. After dough has been allowed to rise, stretch out the dough to fit in the pizza pan that has been dusted with cornmeal on the bottom.
  5. Spread ricotta over the top of the dough evenly and then sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the ricotta.
  6. Take the spinach and evenly distribute it over the ricotta and then sprinkle the locatelli and mozzarella on top along with the chopped fresh oregano and red pepper flakes.
  7. Place pizza into the 500 degree preheated oven and cook for ten minutes and then lower oven temp to 350 degrees and cook until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. About 10 to 15 minutes depending on your oven.

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Gouda and Bacon Cookies–discover the pleasures of savory cookies

Cookies & Corks Bacon Gouda Savory CookieIf you’ve never experienced a savory cookie, your first time is going to be unforgettable. We are thrilled that one of our favorite bakers, Leah Kuo, divulged this secret for our (and your) pleasure. The recipe for her bacon cookie combines the nutty, cheesy goodness of Gouda with what might be the world’s most popular meat right now, bacon. And the combination is both decadent and delicious. Serve as a party-pleasing appetizer with your favorite wine, (we recommend bubbles!), or hand-feed to your lover as a sexy, midnight snack. Read more

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spicy sweet potato and bean veggie burger

Spicy Veggie Burger with Sweet Potato and White Beans

Spicy Sweet Potato Veggie BurgerIs there any more delicious or widely celebrated Summer food than burgers? A BBQ wouldn’t be complete without them and just because you’re trying to eat healthier doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Read more

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza--a classic with a healthy twist

Cauliflower Crust Pizza | EatSomethingSexy.com“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.”
-Yogi Berra

Pizza truly is one of the best food groups on the planet. It’s reminiscent of childhood birthday parties, staying in for a cozy night at home with movies, and quite possibly, some of the best cold breakfasts I can remember in my 20’s. Unfortunately, depending on the toppings, it’s usually pretty nutrient-lacking and full of a lot of empty carbohydrates. Read more

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french love cakes

French Love Cakes

Enjoy these tea cake-style cookies as a mid-morning treat or something to revive your lover post afternoon delight.

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french love cakes

Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 6-oz carton full fat vanilla yogurt*
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1 c chopped walnuts
  • powdered sugar for rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl. Using your hands, do the final mixing then roll into balls the size of walnuts.
  3. Arrange the tea cakes on a baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes or until they begin to brown.
  4. Roll in powdered sugar and serve warm.
  5. *For a more decadent version, use 4 oz softened, unsalted butter instead of yogurt.