Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs

Source: Avenue

Source: Avenue

To all of our love struck fans out there, Valentine’s Day is just a week away. If you haven’t started planning your romantic evening yet, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a few recipes full of aphrodisiacs to fill you up for dinner and get you ready for dessert.

Schmidt’s Love Salad: This fruit salad is piled with all the juicy fruits that are considered aphrodisiacs. Mix together some pomegranate, figs, bananas, watermelon, cherries, and strawberries with ginger, cinnamon, and any other spices you like. Top it off with whipped cream, just for fun.

Source: Daily Dish Recipes

Source: Daily Dish Recipes

Poached Eggs with Vegetable Medley and Arugula Pesto: Did you know that raw eggs, arugula, and basil are considered aphrodisiacs? While we don’t condone cracking eggs into your mouth during your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, you can cook them with this recipe.

Source: the culinary chronicles

Source: the culinary chronicles

Spicy Pesto Guacamole: Avocados have been considered an aphrodisiac for centuries. So why not celebrate one more year of love? And the chili peppers will make things a little hotter.

Source: Lisa's Kitchen

Source: Lisa’s Kitchen

Garlicky Baked Oysters: While oysters are notorious for being a love food, garlic can also be considered an aphrodisiac. Just make sure to brush your teeth after you eat it.

Source: John Besh

Source: John Besh

Asparagus with Lemon, Pine Nuts, and Parmesan: In the 17th century, herbalist Nicholas Culpepper said that asparagus increases lust. Can’t argue with history, right?

Source: what megan's making

Source: what megan’s making

Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Toasted Almonds: Strawberries and chocolates are famous for those romantic nights. The aroma from the almonds is known to increase passion, so it works as a perfect ending for your Valentine’s Day meal.

Source: Mother Rimmy's Cooking Light Done Right

Source: Mother Rimmy’s Cooking Light Done Right

 

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