Summer Lovers’ Peach Gazpacho–an aphrodisiac variation on a classic chilled soup

Aphrodisiac Peach Gazpacho from Fork Me, Spoon Me: the sensual cookbookfrom fork me, spoon me: the sensual cookbook
by Amy Reiley

Amy hated to part with this recipe, as its one of her favorite secrets of her first book, Fork Me, Spoon Me. But we twisted her arm because we wanted to share with you what we deem the perfect soup for capturing the spirit of summer in a bowl. Read more

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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

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


Hot Sausage Stew

sausage stew from Romancing the StoveThis sausage stew recipe is excerpted from Romancing the Stove: the unabridged guide to aphrodisiac foods by Amy Reiley. It makes a great way to incorporate some of the world’s most powerful aphrodisiacs into an easy, weeknight meal. (We also love it as a perfect example of how to increase depth of flavor by cooking with red wine.)

It combines the unmistakable char of grilled, Italian sausages with the aphrodisiacs of fennel, basil, cheese, honey, garlic and, of course, red wine.  Read more

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Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho–a sexy summertime soup

Delahna Flagg gives us this Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho recipe for those days that need a gust of cool and spicy. Using heirloom tomatoes takes the flavor of gazpacho to another level. It brings serious sweetness, tang and tomato-ness to what was already a great soup.

This gazpacho is heavy on garlic, which not only brings additional flavor but increases the aphrodisiac properties of this easy summer soup. It’s easy to make a vegan version of this gazpacho, although Delahna has offered options in the recipe suitable for carnivores, vegetarians or vegans, whatever your leaning.  Read more