With the cold weather motivating us to stay inside and stay warm, this is the perfect time to take advantage of spending some romantic moments with your partner. Why not set the mood even further by cooking and savoring some new aphrodisiac recipes? Below are five recipes for you to create and taste to help you get into a wonderfully romantic mood.
While many people consider wine to be an aphrodisiac, many don’t realize red wine has health benefits as well. Red wine contains resveratrol, which is beneficial to the body since it does boost circulation. What does that mean for you in the bedroom? Better chances for great orgasms! Here is a simple recipe for mulled wine to warm your souls.
- Your choice of red wine, I’d choose between a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 cloves
- 3 star anise
- Zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange
- ¼ cup of honey
- 2 nutmegs (cracked)
Place all your spices into a cheese cloth or a tea infuser (so you can easily discard it later). Combine all your ingredients into a large pot and heat it over medium-heat. Make sure you do not let it boil. This should take about ten minutes. Once it’s been heated, you can remove the spices to avoid oversaturation. Keep the wine warm with very low heat until you are ready to serve.
Caviar with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese
Caviar is filled with zinc which boosts testosterone and can help you get in the mood all night all. This food is versatile in how it’s used. You can top this on eggs or smoked salmon, like this recipe below.
- 1 packet of smoked salmon (or if you can get it fresh)
- 8 ounces of cream cheese
- 4 ounces caviar
- 1 English Cucumber sliced
This recipe is fairly easy. Slice the cucumber in discs (they should be about a quarter inch thick). Set them on a sheet. Spread the cream cheese on the slices. Layer the smoked salmon on top and follow by spooning small portions of caviar onto the smoked salmon. Chill until you are ready to serve.
Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
Almonds have historically been a symbol of fertility and is believed to bring out the passion in women. Here is a quick but delicious recipe to get you feeling all sorts of nice.
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon cold water
- Almonds (about 4 cups)
- ¾ cup sugar (white)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
Set the oven to 120 degrees C to preheat. Grease a baking pan with cooking spray or cooking oil. Beat the egg white until frothy and stir in the almonds until they are coated. Remove almonds and from the egg white mixture to remove the excess egg white. Mix the dry ingredients and then combine into the same bowl as the almonds. Coat evenly and transfer the nuts to the baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour until golden. You should stir the nuts occasionally.
Figs and Prosciutto
Not only are figs delicious, but they were known for the aphrodisiac qualities by the Romans. Here is a quick but delicious recipe to whip up to set the mood.
- Whole figs cut in half (about 6 figs is enough for two people)
- Thinly slice prosciutto
- Balsamic glaze
Clean and cut the figs into halves. Cut the slices of prosciutto in half and wrap one of the halves around the figs. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze and then serve.
We hope these recipes will help set the romantic mood for you and your partner during those long winter nights!
Christmas is around the corner and you have one thing hanging in the air, what do you get your husband? This can sometimes be an already difficult question but when you have a guy who has everything he wants and needs, it just makes it ten times more difficult. You want the gift to be personal and a bit sentimental. Additionally you don’t want it to be repetitive and give him something he already has. Not to fear, we have compiled a few ideas that may help you out this year.
Personalise a favourite object of his.
Does he have a particular pen he uses for work? Or maybe he wears cufflinks to work. Think about something he has but uses on a daily basis and add a personal touch by getting his initials engraved in them. If you’re completely stumped, you can even purchase him a nice personalized robe or a personal set of bath towels. He’ll be touched by your thoughtfulness.
Cater to his geeky side.
Perhaps as a hobby he likes to build ships in bottles or is a photographer. There are plenty of ideas in this realm. Indulge in his recreational side to get some creative gifts. This will show him that you pay attention to all the little things he enjoys.
Get him decorations for his man cave.
Is there a place your husband retreats to for his “me time?” A perfect Christmas present idea would be decorations for his little getaway room. Get creative with it. There is so much memorabilia now to cater to every need. Does he have a favorite series? Why not get a framed poster of it? Or perhaps he’s a collector of shot glasses. Why not get a special display for all of them? You get the idea.
Buy something he needs.
It might sound boring for some, but getting him something he needs is a nice touch as well. Is he running low on his favorite cologne? Why not make a sweet toiletry basket filled with goodies along with his favorite cologne? Is he a coffee lover? Get him an awesome new mug to bring to work along with some of his favorite brews of coffee. You can always add to the gift of necessity to add a special touch.
Purchase him a membership to a golfing club, sports league or gym.
Is your husband a person who likes to spend his spare time staying in shape? Why not feed his passion for it by purchasing a membership to a local league or sports club? Technically it’ll be a gift to you after you see the amazing results from his membership use ;)
Getting something for a husband who has everything doesn’t have to be an insufferable experience. You just need to get a little creative and think a little unconventionally. It’s not always about what he needs or wants, it’s about what you think will put a smile on his face and make his Christmas morning memorable. We hope these ideas helped you!
Yes, the holidays can be stressful but it doesn’t mean your sexy life should suffer. Ho ho ho no! You can easily perk your spirits, and libido, with these tasty and creative cocktails created with aphrodisiac ingredients. So drink up and be merry!
Chocolate Truffle Coffee
- Coffee of your choice (make enough for two)
- 2 ounces of melted dark chocolate (syrup works too if that’s the only thing you have on hand)
- 2 ouches vodka (flavored vodka is great too!)
Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail
- 4 ounces vodka (unflavored or vanilla flavored)
- 4 ounces of pomegranate juice
- 1 ounce triple sec
- Juice from 1 line
- Soda water
Hot Chocolate Shot
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ¼ cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup chocolate ice cream
- 1 square baking chocolate (unsweetened)
- 2 ½ cups water
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Bananas and Milk
- 1 banana
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
- 2 ounces rum
- 1 cup ice
Adult Vanilla Milkshake
- 6 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
- 1 ounce White chocolate liqueur
- 1 ounce Coffee liqueur
- Whipped cream for garnish
Blend the liquid ingredients into the blender. If you want the shake thicker, add more ice cream. Pour the mixture into two glasses and top with fresh whipped cream. You can even dust some cocoa powder if you wish.
We hope you try out these special aphrodisiac drink recipes this Xmas season! What’s drink does the job for you? Comment and let us know!
Procrastination. The scourge of the Christmas shopper. We all do it year after year. We wait until the last minute to do our Christmas shopping. I’m sure you’ve experienced the following scenario before. You keep telling yourself you have time to get your shopping done until you it's Christmas eve and you've got nada, niets, zilch, zip, squadoosh!
Then the frenzy ensues and you are among the psychotic mob of people who have come to complete their last minute Christmas shopping or risk spending the new year divorced and alone. But there is hope.
Break the cycle! Here are some tips to stay ahead of the crowds and stress and be ahead of your Christmas shopping.
It may not to the end all be all answer to your Christmas shopping, but it does help get rid of a large chunk of your shopping all at once. There are so many benefits to shopping online, especially during the holiday season. Many websites offer free expedited shipping, discounts, and even exclusive items you may not be able to find in store. Plus you can even get them gift-wrapped!
Start shopping the year before.
Usually the next day after Christmas, stores will have massive sales to get rid of their inventory. Why not start your Christmas shopping then? You’ll be likely to find some great steals and bargains that are too good to pass up. Like that ugly Christmas sweater that would be a great fit for your quirky uncle!
If financial woes plague you year to year, change up your pattern and figure out a budget. Set a certain amount of money for each person you need to shop for and don’t go over that limit. If you really want to get technical, you can even set aside a certain amount of money per paycheck for your Christmas shopping. Put the money away and don’t look at it until you need it to shop. You’ll be surprised at how much you can save by doing this.
Let’s say that even with your budget, you still are running out of gift ideas for people. Instead of giving something they really don’t need, want, or have a use for, get creative and make something for them. There are plenty of crafting ideas that can be found online. Usually crafting materials are inexpensive and can be found all year round. Not only will this get your creative juices flowing, it also expresses to the person how much they mean to you. If you aren’t good with crafts, baking is another option. Who turns down delicious treats?
Get people what they want.
If your family or friends want gift cards to their favourite stores or restaurants, get it for them. They will appreciate you listened to what they wanted and it’s definitely less of a headache for you. Plus, gift cards eliminate the need for gift receipts and return headaches. While they may not be the “ideal” Christmas present, it’s the thought that counts.
Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be a headache every year. With some planning, budgeting, and creativity you won’t need to deal with a massive shopping headache!
We all say that we’re not going to try and not overeat during Christmas but the next thing you know, your pants are fitting a bit too snug and your ugly sweaters a bit too tight. While the holiday season may be a great way to bond, socialise, and spread good cheer, it doesn’t leave us unscathed in the weight department. We know you don’t want to gain any unnecessary weight but we also know you want to enjoy yourself as well. So here is 6 tips on how to avoid overeating during the holiday season.
If you know that you’re going to be eating a big meal or dinner later on in the day, don’t starve yourself. This is how you gorge. You wait all day for this glorious meal and then eat too much. Instead make sure to eat nutrient dense meals that a lighter than usual. You can pace these meals out so you aren’t feeling hungry.
Don’t schedule events back to back.
One way to pack on the calories is to go from party to party and eating large meals. If you know you’re going to be tempted to overeat, don’t double book. Plus, I don’t know about you but I’m definitely not comfortable going to another place after I’m stuffed.
Wait before refilling your plate.
Sometimes we get ahead of our own bodies and eat more than we ought to. I know you love Grandma’s famous whipped potatoes but you should wait at least 20 minutes before deciding you want more. So take your time and savor each bite. Take mini breaks in between and talk to your friends and family. By the time you’re done with your first plate you’ll realize that you’re already pretty full.
Choose what you want to splurge on.
If you’re currently sticking to your diet, don’t deprive yourself. You can enjoy moderate samplings of some of your favorite things. Just don’t overdo it. Think about the quality of the food before you go to town on it. For example, there’s a difference between homemade fudge from your favorite cousin and store bought packaged sugar cookies filled with processed ingredients.
Don’t stick around the food.
If the party you’re at as a buffet bar or platters of hors d’oeuvres, make yourself a small plate and then move away from the station. We don’t realize how many calories we can consume through mindless nibbling from those little platters. You should also choose healthier options they have available. So pick one or two things that really interest you and then load your plate with veggies or some kind of lean protein that will help keep you fuller, longer.
Don’t load up on the booze.
There are hundreds of hidden calories in mixed drinks. Enjoy one glass of your favourite sugary beverage and then stick with water after.
It’s not easy to not overeat during the holidays but it can be done. Just be diligent with what you eat and when you eat it. Your body and your pants will be thanking you no end come January.