Classic recipe makeovers with healthy ingredients to boost your libido and overall health.

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Bison Bourguignon–the perfect weeknight stew recipe for wine lovers

Bison Bourguignon makes a perfect weeknight stew recipeAlthough this recipe is anything but traditional–bison and celery in Bourguignon (gasp! )–we think it is a healthy version of comfort food any wine lover will appreciate. It is a modern twist on a classic featuring the aphrodisiac and high-quality protein of wild game. This Bison Bourguignon is both a satisfying and easy recipe to whip up any weeknight either as a dinner for two or something nutritious to fill the whole family. Read more

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Vegan Banana Bread–an easy recipe for baking dairy-free

vegan banana bread recipeIt’s amazing what you can find surfing Instagram. We’ve found several ideas to inspire our recipe development but in this instance, we found a whole recipe! 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 for this vegan banana bread calls for wheat flour, it also works well with rice flour to make a bread that’s 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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Smoked Salmon Egg Salad–an upgraded variation on a classic

The key ingredient in egg salad is one of the world’s most legendary aphrodisiac ingredients. So why don’t most of us consider egg salad as sexy? Perhaps because its one-tone color fails to excite or maybe it’s the sameness of its texture–more of a comfort food than the gateway to passion. But we’ve given egg salad an upgrade. We’ve added two more aphrodisiac ingredients, salmon and capers. Read more

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Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Raw Tomato Sauce

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Raw Tomato SauceFirst of all, did you know that tomatoes are considered aphrodisiac? In fact, some historians believe that the tomato, not the apple, may have been the original fruit of temptation. You can learn more about the aphrodisiac potential of tomatoes in my Guide to Aphrodisiac Foods. Read more

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Kale Guacamole (aka Kale-A-Mole)

kale guacamole (kaleamole)Kale is an “it” vegetable for a reason. It’s an excellent source of vitamins C, K and A. It also offers manganese, calcium, vitamin B6, magnesium and iron, (not to mention fiber). AND it offers a bit of protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids. It’s hard to find many foods that offer more. But sometimes all that nutrition comes without great flavor. That is the case with kale–at least that’s the opinion of many on our team. So we came up with a way to do kale that anyone can appreciate: Kale-a-mole!  Read more