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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Turkey Congee With Cranberries–classic, American flavors transformed

Turkey Congee made with turkey leftovers

Recipe by Amy Reiley

I lifted the idea of using arborio rice to make congee, a Chinese rice porridge, from Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen YearRead 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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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