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Top 5 Picnic Recipes–for couples, friends and future lovers

Our top 5 picnic recipes of all timeOur top 5 picnic recipes of all time

Picnics can be the perfect meals for romance. A picnic for two is plays perfectly on the heart strings. And a group picnic is often a great place to find a new summer fling or maybe even the love of your life.

Since summer is right around the corner, we’re helping you get ready with our top 5 picnic recipes filled with aphrodisiac ingredients. Enjoy them with a bottle of chilled rosé, a thermos of lavender lemonade or a pitcher full of rum punch. 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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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

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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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whole grain grilled cheese with dill pickles and caramelized onions

grilled cheddar cheese with pickles and caramelized onions on whole grain bread
Recipe by Chef Annette Tomei

This whole grain grilled cheese is a healthy twist on the classic. We’ve swapped out the usual white bread for a seedy whole grain. The change not only up’s the nutrition but adds a complexity to the flavor. And the addition of caramelized onions and the tang of dill pickles gives it a little something sexy.

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