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Posted in Food and Recipes | February 2017

Serve up a little romance

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They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but it’s probably safe to say that women are every bit as appreciative of a delicious meal or sumptuous dessert – especially if it’s made with love. So no matter who your Valentine is this year, consider making something special for dinner or dessert on Valentine’s Day.

According to Reader’s Digest1 there is some scientific evidence to suggest that certain foods may make us more amorous because they stimulate endorphins (the brain’s feel-good chemical), or cause a spike of dopamine that creates feelings of pleasure, or have high levels of vitamins that increase energy levels. Oysters, chili peppers, avocados, chocolate, watermelon, cherries, and honey are among the list of foods that may help make things a little extra romantic on February 14.

But of course you can use whatever ingredients you want, and be as plain or as fancy with them as you like. All that really matters is the love you put into making something special for your sweetheart.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, these recipe ideas may help you make this Valentine’s Day the sweetest and most delicious one yet:

For the novice

  • Quick and easy Valentine’s Day menu ideas from GoodFood including Spaghetti with Spanish flavors, stuffed chicken with lemon, capers, and chili; and chocolate raspberry pots.
  • Eleven romantic dinners anyone can cook from Cosmopolitan including lemon garlic pasta, spiced sirloin roast for two, and baked chicken with tomatoes and garlic.

For the budget conscious

For vegetarians

For the time strapped

For kids

Bon appétit!

 

SOURCES

1 http://www.rd.com/food/fun/aphrodisiac-foods/

 

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