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

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Recipe for Vegetarian Grilled Zucchini Wraps

Grilled Zucchini WrapsSimple and fun, this vegetarian recipe from Anurag Mehrotra is likely to become your go-to recipe for a variety of occasions. Serve as a light brunch or afternoon nosh, passed hors d’oeuvres, midnight snack or pack in your lover’s lunch. Best of all, because the filling is rolled up in zucchini instead of bread, this is one wrap that’s virtually carb-free. Read more

Turkey Stuffing Soup

turkey stuffing soupThis is the day when everyone offers suggestions on what to do with leftover turkey after Thanksgiving. We don’t know about you, but we find that the bird is pretty picked over by the end of the big day and what we’re left with is sides. Read more

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Chicken Coconut Lettuce Wraps–a healthy upgrade to the classic wrap

Chicken Coconut Lettuce Wraps

Chef Delahna Flagg is eager to put on her frilliest apron and host a holiday gathering. Among all the sweets and other treats she will be serving she aims her guests to leave a little healthier. This recipe calls for a variety of nutrient-rich ingredients that will support the immune system, fight free radicals, and strengthen the heart. They are not your regular chicken lettuce wraps (but don’t tell). Read more

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Bean & Barley Salad–a spicy, sexy spin on beans and rice

bean and barley salad

Beans and barley are both ingredients that will supercharge your body. You’d typically find them combine in soup but since we’re fans of texture, we’ve put them in a completely different context. This is sort of our version of beans and rice meets a spicy cabbage and cilantro salad. The result offers the creamy softness of cooked beans with the crunch of cabbage, the spice of Serrano and the tang of Balsamic all in one simple dish.  Read more

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Cranberry Persimmon Salsa Recipe

cranberry persimmon salsaWe tasted this recipe at the acclaimed Baja spa Rancho La Puerta and knew we had to share this sexy, seasonal twist on a Latin classic. It’s brilliant with tacos of every kind and works well as a healthy sauce or topping for grilled meats, grilled fish and shrimp. The recipe was sent to us with this comment and a couple key tips, “On Rancho La Puerta’s organic farm, they cultivate the squat persimmons known as fuyu, which are ready in the fall. Read more