Gourmet Safari Singles (Individual Recipes)

“Spreading the love, one recipe at a time.”

Yes, I know the Gourmet Safari Albums (Complete Menus) are impressive and bold in taste, flavour and effort required (if I don’t say so myself).  No time, no worries – as we all know, practicality has everything to do with all things creative including culinary…and oh relationary in the bedrooms of the nation! If you want to create a more simplified ‘Gourmet L-O-V-E’ meal, (for instance), feel free to chose from any of the ‘A la carte Singles’ (Recipes), create your own menu and bring lady luck to dine at your dinner table.  Trust me…same magic applies AND the menu is your own creation!

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Hundreds of Hot Singles! (Recipes, that is)

“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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By Jackie DeKnock

“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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By Jackie DeKnock

“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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“Marry Me” Warm Chocolate Melting Cake

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“How Much Do You Make?” Bacon Wrapped Smoked Oysters

A quick, simple and ‘effective’ appetizer…to get everyone in the ‘mood!

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“Have You Figured Out Your Calling in Life?” Chicken Breasts in a White Wine Sherry Cream Sauce

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“What’s Your Favourite Place in the Entire World?” Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

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“What’s in Your Fridge?” Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

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“What Should I Know About You That I’d Never Think To Ask About?” Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Coulis

Chocolate and raspberries, a match made in heaven! This is one of my absolute favourite desserts. It’s so quick and simple to make, it’s sure to impress your significant other! I’d put money on it!

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“Gonna Find My Baby” Feta and Herb Phyllo Pastry Purses

A Taste of Greece. Crispy phyllo triangles stuffed full with feta cheese and herbs.

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“Gonna Hold Her Tight” Creole Crab Cakes with Remoulade Mayonnaise Dipping Sauce

A Taste of New Orleans. A southern classic spicy seafood treat with a blend of spices and aromatic vegetables.

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“Thinkin’ of You’s Workin’ Up My Appetite” Roasted Chicken, Monterrey Jack Cheese, Jalapeno Pepper Tortilla Spirals

A Taste of Mexico.Bite-sized baked tortilla pinwheel-style appetizers with roast chicken that are quick and oh so flavourful. These zesty appetizers are delicious and fairly simple to make with few ingredients.

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“Please Be Waiting For Me Baby When I Come Around” Spicy Smoked Salmon Corn Cakes with Crème Fraiche

A Taste of Canada’s West Coast. Warm savoury smoked salmon ‘pancakes’ and cream sauce. These are deliciously simple to make. They take a little time to prepare, but are well worth it, especially this afternoon!

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“Sky Rockets in Flight” Chocolate Pâté

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“You Can Leave Your Hat On” Seared Scallops Over Avocado and Wasabi Cream

A simple wasabi sauce cream dresses up seared scallops beautifully. If ya got it, flaunt it!

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“If Ya Got It, Flaunt It” Stuffed Chicken Valentino In Champagne Mushroom Sauce

Now that you’ve opened that bottle of champagne, you’ll just have to drink the rest of it, won’t you? C’est tres romantique.

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“Take Me To Bed Or Lose Me Forever” Heart-Shaped Pasta With Shrimp And Scallops In A Champagne Rose Sauce

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“Naughty But Spiced” Molton Lava Chocolate Cakes

The connection between sex and chocolate is more than just a marketing gimmick. Chocolate is a source of quick energy and elevates moods because it contains stimulants that can make us feel good!

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Super Sloppy Joes

This comfort food is loved by everyone and anyone. This recipe also makes a fabulous meat sauce to serve over pasta or as taco filling – quick, delicious & versatile. Make more than you need and freeze it for next time.

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“Loosen up” Phyllo Cup Crab Appetizers

Here’s a simple, yet decadent appetizer for the two of you to whet your appetite for the main course!

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“Talk Dirty to Me” Cheese Fondue a la Diable – Nectar of the Gods

Cheese fondue is only as good as the cheese you put in it—so always choose the best…nothing but ‘the’ best for this evening of course! Whisper sweet nothings in his or her ear as you eat.

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“Let Me Hear Your Body Talk” Two Hearts Salad with a Hand-made Dressing

Let Me Hear Your Body Talk!

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“Voulez-vous Coucher Avec Moi?” Chocolate-Amaretto Heart Cake

This cake is sheer decadence, it is probably one of ‘the’ most impressive chocolate cakes that I have ever bitten into!

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork – Show your crock pot some love!

Tender enough to be shredded with a fork, pulled pork makes an easy buffet mainstay. Offer buns (to pile high with pork), this recipe makes 8 servings.

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