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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

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Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

vegan banana bread recipeIt’s amazing what you can find while trolling Instagram! This Instagram find came from elyonlylyablolus, one of the authors of the blog Plaisir Vegan, a site dedicated to simple techniques for vegan cooking. Although the original recipe calls for wheat flour, you can always use rice flour to make it both vegan and gluten free. We love this recipe not only for the scrumptious simplicity but because it stars banana. 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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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