Category: GOURMET L-O-V-E

“We Are Meant to be Together” Green Mango Salad

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“Love, Love Me Do, You Know I Love You” Authentic Pad Thai Noodles

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“Go Ahead, Make My Day” Bananas in Coconut Milk

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“Love Me Tender, Give Me a Ring” Dried Cranberry, Nut & Bulgur Wheat-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Savoury Pan Gravy

This dish does take time, you’ll be glad though that you took the time to create it for your future husband! It’s really a unique blend of different flavours, the flavour profile is complex and decadent. Your taste buds and fiancé will both thank you.

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“He’s a Keeper” Warm French Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts & Crispy Shallots

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“Put a Little Love in Your Heart” Julia Child’s Cheese Tartlets

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“No Holds Barred” Salade Niçoise

Of all salads, the Niçoise is my all-time favorite, with its fresh butter-lettuce; its carefully cooked, beautiful green beans; its colorful contrast of halved hard-boiled eggs, ripe red tomatoes, and black olives; all fortified by chunks of tuna and freshly opened anchovies.

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“One-way Ticket to Paradise” Potatoes au Gratin Dauphinois with Cream & Cheese

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“Put Your Finger on the Pulse” Julia Child’s Chocolate Mousse Foam

“This decadent mousse is worth the effort for your girlfriends! You can whip it up all together…many hands make light work…and then you’ll have your finger on the pulse as you step out this evening!”

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“You the Man” Classic Crème Brulee

This is the best crème brulee that I’ve ever tasted…and no, not because its my recipe! It truly is creamy, smooth and silky. I love the vanilla bean essence, it adds so much flavour and depth to this perfect dessert.

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“Some People Do Spend Their Whole Lives Together” Roasted Salmon with Lemon Coriander Rub

Here’s the rub! Make the rub once - double or triple the recipe and enjoy two or three or however many more times you like! It’s the recipe that keeps on giving. Keep the rub in the fridge and you’re ready to rub for the next romantic interlude!

By Jackie DeKnock

“Sweet Dreams are Made of This” Chicken Cordon Bleu

This entree is easy and delicious! It’s one of my favourites! Try to use the largest chicken breasts you can find so you’ll be able to roll them easier. Great recipe to make ahead and freeze too!

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“Lady in Red” Savoury Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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“Lay a Little Lovin’ on Me” Farmers’ Market Salad & Spicy Goat Cheese Medallions

This salad is so deliciously interesting with a unique co-mingling of flavours. Everything is so fresh, it’s a winner!! He’ll love you for it!

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“Sweet as Pie (Make That Cake)” Cherry Cheesecake

The most delicious twist to an old recipe! Follow these easy instructions for an awesomely delectable dessert. It seems like everyone claims to have the most awesome cheesecake recipe ever. This is one of them and this cheesy cake serves 10…freeze what you and your love interest don’t eat!

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“Love Potion No. 9” Chilled Caviar

Caviar is a very elegant, glamorous, and delicious appetizer. Impress your ‘special guest’ with this caviar plate. A small jar of fine caviar can go a long, long, long way…did I say long?

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“9 ½ Weeks” Basil & Honey Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Use fresh basil in your world tonight to liven up your meal and your sex life! A little goes a long way; it not only adds fresh flavour, but it could also enhance sexual desire by increasing heart rate and improving blood flow! Who knew? And the added benefit of honey in this dish is that it’s rich in B vitamins, supporting testosterone production, which can increase male desire. And for the female, it contains the boron used in estrogen production! A win-win with your honey!

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“You Shook Me All Night Long” Cardamom & Coconut Infused Basmati Rice

In the Arabian Nights stories, you read of the use of this ancient spice as an aphrodisiac. Cardamom is warming and pungent, can increase blood flow, accounting for its delicious aphrodisiac properties. The water from coconuts contains the same level of electrolytes as your blood, it is also a metabolism booster that increases blood flow, and may serve as an aphrodisiac. We’ve got you covered with this dish!

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“Spanish Fly” Lemony Carrots with Chili Pepper & Cumin

Ahhhh carrots! It may be the shape that does it for some people, but carrots also contain vitamins that are important in hormone production.

Chili peppers do double-duty - they heat up the body, increase blood flow and cause the brain to release endorphins - the feel-good chemical. Many cultures throughout history have used peppers as an aphrodisiac. Garlic is just used for slight flavouring in this dish, another bonus is that it contains allicin, which increases blood flow. The result may be improved stamina and sexual energy. Why not love your garlic!

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“Don’t Stop Believing” Molton Lava Chocolate Cakes

How can you possibly go wrong with chocolate, it’s a clear winner in this department! Pure, dark chocolate has a centuries old reputation as an aphrodisiac. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which stimulates the same hormone your body releases during sex. It also sparks dopamine production in the brain. Watch out, it doesn’t take much. And the added bonus with this dish is that cinnamon heats up your body and, in turn, your sex drive. Vanilla is also a mild nerve stimulant, which can enhance sexual sensation. Ginger spices things up and increases circulation and body temperature. In fact, legend says famous French courtesan Madame du Barry provided ginger to all of her lovers to increase their desire and improve their pleasure. And last but not least, red wine increases blood flow, relaxes you, and lowers inhibitions. We have all bases covered with this dish…eat two servings!

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“No Pre-nup” Chilled Caviar and Champagne

Caviar is a very elegant, glamorous, and delicious appetizer. Impress your ‘special guest’ with this caviar plate. A small jar of fine caviar can go a long way when served with the proper accompaniments!

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“OK, I’ll Take Half” Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Herb Stuffing

Anyone who is a beef-eater will LOVE this dish, it will definitely impress anyone…even the hard to impress, trust me on this one!

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“Did I Mention That I’m a Chef, I Love Dogs & Cats and I Sew?” Herb Roasted Chateau Potatoes

Crispy around the edges and buttery rich, this chateau potatoes recipe is fantastic with roasted Beef Tenderloin.

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