Every day we spend tons of time with family, friends, and co-workers. It is a time to connect and enjoy those we’re close to, and the white lights, sparkly snow and decadent themes can be incredibly romantic. As we are eating our way through the next two weeks, here is a list of delicious organic treats that will help get your special someone in the mood to get close.
After all, healthy love is part of healthy living!
Some of these you can sneak into dinner, and some are best shared snuggled by the fire with a glass of champagne. Your choice.
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This has been lauded as stimulant since before the nineteenth century. In France, couples were encouraged to eat asparagus at their wedding feasts because of its reputed powers.
Not just for mojitos – This yummy little plant is even used in Voodoo love ceremonies in Haiti!
The best caviar is imported Beluga, and the best way to enjoy it is by the spoonful with chilled vodka or champagne. It is said that the vodka enhances the aphrodisiac power of Caviar.
Contains the same chemical we produce when we are infatuated with another person. The Aztecs referred to chocolate “nourishment of the Gods”. Try combining dark chocolate and a glass of red wine for max value!
Ginseng’s name even means “man root” and is a world-renowned libido-booster. You can get ginseng extract almost anywhere- try sneaking into sauces and smoothies for your sweetheart.
Medieval seducers plied their partners with Mead, a fermented drink made from honey. Lovers on their “Honeymoon” drank mead and it was thought to “sweeten” the marriage … but you don’t need to save it for the honeymoon! Honey makes a great organic sweetener for desserts and sauces.
Back in the day, chewing on bits of licorice root was said to enhance love and lust, particularly for women. Try organic licorice candy and tea to enjoy the strangest effects.
Believed to stimulate the adrenals and increase desire. Usually the less processed the stronger the effects.
In quantity nutmeg can be a hallucinogenic, but a light sprinkling of the spice can help spice up your evening.
One of the world’s classic love foods. Legend has it that Casanova ate 50 raw oysters every morning in the bath tub!
These nuts (actually seeds of the pine tree) have been used as an aphrodisiac throughout the Mediterranean and the East. The Roman poet, Ovid, included pine nuts in his list of aphrodisiacs. The Perfumed Garden (an ancient Arabic love manual) contains many references to pine nuts including this prescription to restore romantic vigor: “A glass of thick honey, plus 20 almonds and 100 pine nuts repeated for three nights.” Sounds like something I’d want on a cake!
This deep red fruit is recommended in the Karma Sutra as an erotic aid. It’s great to eat and fun to play with.
This expensive spice has been reputed to work like an adrenal hormone and make erogenous zones even more sensitive.
This sweet bean has a euphoric effect whether put on your skin, mixed into food, or even grated into drinks. The smell and flavor is one of the most effective organic aphrodisiacs out there!
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Food as Foreplay: Recipes for Romance, Love and Lust by Michael & Ellen Albertson
Plants of Love; Christian Ratsch
Skin Flutes & Velvet Gloves-A Collection of Facts and Fancies,
Legends and Oddities about the Body’s Private Parts; Dr. Terri Hamilton