AphrodiZodiac

The two primal urges are to eat and to have sex. But what separates us from animals is not only the ability to control these but the fact that we are ultra creative when it comes to food and sex.

Darling, when I say control, please forget about the fact that lust and gluttony are a part of the 7 deadly sins. I just meant that food has now become an art form and not just something that we need to devour in order to live. While sex isn’t just an act for reproduction but it is designed for adults to have fun with!

People rarely talk about the connection between the two but ever since the dawn of time, men have been known to find countless ways of developing ones amorous desires through the intake of natural aphrodisiacs.

The goddess in the kitchen performs its love’s cookery and just hearing the term aphrodisiac already sends intriguing factors in your brain. Magic has already begun.

Aphrodisiac components in certain foods have a scientific basis in it but mostly, these are all triggered by man’s powerful imagination. We nibble on a piece of asparagus and its phallic symbol gets us randy.

We indulge in the sinful goodness of chocolate and the PEA or phenylethylamine it has, which is the very same molecule that courses through the veins of someone, could give us the sudden urge for some wild romp in the sack.

But when the inter-continental commerce and science wanted to take a closer look at what they find as a hullabaloo, some aphrodisiac foods have become more accessible to society, thus completely stripping off the magic, the wildness and the sanctity of the love spell it brings. After all, Eros bails when Psyche tries to perceive him, right?

But we are here to challenge science! Besides, most of the foods of love on the list are either excellent sources of energy which is important in maintaining sexual hormone levels and sparking neurotransmitters that trigger feelings of sexual arousal. Plus it’s a good source for improving stamina, circulation, mood and even your good looks.

So stop over analyzing whether aphrodisiacs may be real or not. My darlings, we’re here for great recipes in enhancing sex drives and not to get some theoretical equation to prove otherwise. So here are some dishes I have collected for you. Be that goddess in the kitchen and brew love spells on your cauldron for your lover. Enjoy a great meal and a super kinky dessert (wink).
 
 

ARIES

Little Aries wants to just get in there, get some and get out. I won’t trouble you with some over the top recipe for piquing amorous desires but I will provide you a quick and easy way to lower your inhibitions and eventually, yours and your lover’s pants.

Absinthe

Absinthe

It is the first drink of choice for the Bohemians. Hemingway drank it almost every day for its ‘idea changing’ effect. But we’re not bohemians! We’re here for some good time and Absinthe is perfect for giving you a great freakin’ time! So start your quest for catching that green fairy – the legal one!

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Here are two absinthe recipes:

Absinthe 1

Wormwood, a few ounces

3 cinnamon sticks

15 star anise

2 tbs sugar

1 vanilla bean

* Jam all the ingredients into a vodka bottle and let steep for one week.

 

Absinthe 2 (for the lazy)

* Steep workwood in bottle of Richard or Pernod

 
Still too damn lazy to do all these, darling? Well, then run to the winery and get yourself a bottle so you can get some!
 
 
TAURUS

Aphrodite emerged from the sea in a giant shell and people were astounded by her beauty that they totally forgot where they were!

The goddess of love, beauty, fertility and desire erupted from the sea which makes all seafood an aphrodisiac.

Here’s a scrumptious mussels recipe for the passionate Taurus with lots of stamina. Mussels provide lean protein essential for sustained energy that you will need for a whole night of bumpin’ and grindin’. Erupt from the sheets naked and astound your lover with a good long shag.

Creamy Mussels   

1 pound mussels (scrubbed and debearded)

1 tbsp garlic                                                                 Mussels

1 shallots chopped finely

1 thumb sized ginger, minced

Juice of 1 lime

1 cup of coconut milk

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp brown sugar

Chili leaves

Cilantro roughly chopped

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In a bowl, mix coconut milk, salt, pepper, lime juice and brown sugar. In a pan, sauté  onions, garlic and ginger til aromatic. Pour in the mixture and let simmer for 10 minutes. Dump in the mussels and put the lid on. Let the natural juice come out and let flavors mesh well. Discard those that didn’t open. Sprinkle chili leaves and cilantro for kick. You can add chilies if you want it to be spicier than it already is. Use your fingers for a more intimate experience. Enjoy!
 
 

GEMINI

For the adventurous Gemini, I recommend a hearty soup recipe with a side order of orgy. This soup is perfect for post group sex. When everybody’s still heaving and panting in sheer delight, this warm soup will rejuvenate one’s strength. Plus it consists of celery which is said to stimulate the pituitary gland – the key to releasing sexual hormones. So gobble up, my darlings! The wild ride ain’t over.

Chicken Soup

2 tbsps garlic

Mirepoix (combination of carrots, celery and onion – each must be in equal parts)

Chicken breasts fillet   Chicken soup

Cabbage

Chicken stock 2 cups

Olive oil

Salt and pepper
 
 
 
 

Add about 2 tbsps olive oil into a pot, put in the mirepoix and stir til it wilts a little. Add the garlic and mix well.

Meanwhile in a separate pot, boil the chicken breasts in salted water. When cooked enough, remove from water, let cool a little so you can shred them to pieces.

Add the chicken in with the vegetables. Stir. Pour the chicken stock and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
 
 

CANCER

Cancer is the mother of sensuality and passion. Expect sex with them on a well dressed Bacchanalian bed, some candles to set the mood and some sexy tunes.

Figs, Cheese, and Grapes

No need to heat the stove tonight. The perfect aphrodisiac for Cancer is a platter of figs, some selection of cheese and grapes to nibble on. Don’t forget the wine. Cancer would love to feed from your fingers while you guys fondle each other. Enjoy a steaming night of raw passion!

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LEO

Leo veers away from the unknown because he is all about being the best in what he does. The best always deserves the best – rare black truffles. Not only are truffles a potent aphrodisiac but it even smells like sex! Once you catch a whiff it will definitely bring back those erotic and lustful memories in you.

Black Truffles Over Fresh Pasta

Black Truffles Over Fresh Pasta

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Kosher salt

2 ounces fresh black winter truffles

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick)

5 anchovy fillets, patted dry and finely chopped

5 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed

1 pound fresh fettuccine or tagliatelle pasta

2/3 cup finely grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese (about 2 ounces)

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Chop half of the truffles finely and just set aside. Heat the butter and oil on a frying pan until the butter foams. Add the chopped truffles, anchovies, garlic, red pepper flakes, and black pepper and just keep stirring until fragrant. Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside.

Put the pasta into the boiling water and cook until al dente. Transfer the pasta directly to the reserved frying pan.  Put about a cup of the pasta cooking water to thicken the sauce a little and mix until pasta is coated. Remove the pan from the heat, add the cheese and toss. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Top with the remaining shaved truffles over the pasta. Enjoy!
 
 

VIRGO

Let’s give the Virgin a wild ride by feeding him something so innocent yet extremely tasty. This salad consists of 3 main aphrodisiac ingredients – arugula, which raises ones sexual energy; shrimps, which have also proven to increase sex drive; and cheese. Earlier we mentioned how chocolate has the PEA which is also the same thing that runs into the system of someone who’s in love. Well, cheese has 10 times as much PEA! So hang on, this is gonna be fantastic!

Shrimp Salad Sandwich

Shrimp Salad Sandwich
Bread of your choice

Prawns

Arugula

Mayonnaise

Lemon

Salt and Pepper

Feta cheese

Slice the prawns in bite sizes and mix with 1 tbsp mayonnaise, juice of half a lemon, salt and pepper to taste. Arrange the arugula on top of the bread and top with the shrimp mixture. Your unsuspecting Virgo will have the best monkey love after this little treat, darling!
 
 

LIBRA

This creative lover deserves something fun for a more passion infused evening. What else could be more fun than Tequila – also known as the libido enhancer?

Legend says that Tequila was formed by a lightning bolt sent by the Aztec gods. So for an electrifying night with Libra, have some swigs but don’t get smashed or it’s just gonna be another wasted night. No pun intended.

tequila-shotsTequila Shots Party

1 bottle of Tequila

Lime cut into wedges

Salt
 
 
 

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You know the drill, darling – lick, shoot and suck! Afterwards, it’s not gonna be the Tequila you’d be licking shooting and sucking, if you know what I mean.
 
 

SCORPIO

Sex with Scorpio is a thrilling ride that is not for pussies. The Scorpio guy is willing to do anything one might get scared of trying. If you’re ready for that, then spice things up by preparing a chili dish for the hot Scorpio.

Chili Shrimps in Coconut MilkChili Shrimps in Coconut Milk

A pound of shrimp

2 tbsp garlic

1 cup coconut milk

Chillies

Heat pan and add 2 tbsp oil. Add garlic and sautee til aromatic. Add the coconut milk and let simmer for 10 minutes til reduced. Add shrimps and cook til pink. Top with chillies. How much is up to you. Just get that internal fire blazing.
 
 
 
 
SAGITTARIUS

The champion of one night stands needs that perfect bite – just one bite. Give him that perfect dish that will send him some place surreal that it will be hard for him forget about this dish. This one night stand champion, might just even go for seconds or better, he might stick around. I’m thinking a simple refreshing watermelon salad for Sagi.

Watermelon is said to increase nitric oxide which relaxes the blood vessels. Guess what, it’s the same basic effect Viagra has. So the next time someone asks you how you like your Viagra, tell them you want it thrown out in the trash.

Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad

15 cups watermelon

1 onion

Juice of 1 lime

Feta cheese

Black olives

Cilantro

Salt
 
Remove watermelon from rind and get rid of the pits. Dice the fruit and arrange on a chilled plate. Top it with crumbled feta, black olives cilantro and salt. Squeeze the juice of one lime and toss the salad.
 
 

CAPRICORN

We can always be sure that sex with a Capricorn will be amazing. It may not be adventurous but it will be so damn good that falling in love with them is so easy. Just like this sultry mushroom pasta dish. It isn’t exotic but you know you’ll always come back to it for more.

There really is no scientific explanation for its aphrodisiac effect but studies show that after a group of women snacked on wild mushrooms, they experienced fits of sexual ecstasy.

Asparagus and Mushroom Pasta

Asparagus, trimmed and chopped

Your choice of mushrooms, scrubbed and roughly chopped

Garlic Asparagus and Mushroom pasta

Toasted sesame seeds

Olive oil 2 tbsps

Salt and pepper

1 lb pasta
 
Heat pan and pour olive oil. Add garlic and sauté til aroma comes out. Dump in mushrooms and stir and just let it soak all the flavors.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in a boiling salted water til al dente, about 2 minutes. Drain and set aside to stop the cooking process. Reserve a little bit of the pasta water.

Add the asparagus in the pan together with the mushroom til bright green. Add the pasta and toss til coated. Ladle about 2 tbsp of pasta water and mix til sauce thickens. Remove from heat and serve.
 
 

AQAURIUS

This spontaneous and imaginative lover will probably be your most fun playmate ever. What’s a fun and sexy eat for the quirky Aquarian? Oysters! You can do countless creative ways with this libido stimulator. You can bake it or fry it but best eaten raw. Don’t chew. Just slide down your throats like your regular protein shake!

Orgiastic Oysters

20 fresh oysters, shucked and drained

6 tbsps butter, warmed to room temperature

Oysters

3 tsps fresh ginger, minced

2 tbsps lime juice

Salt and pepper

¼ bunch hopped cilantro

2/3 cup bread crumbs

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Loosen the oysters from the shell but let it sit there. Drain the juice and set each one aside.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a heated pan. Add the garlic and stir for a minute over low fire. Add ginger, lime juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Mix bread crumbs and cilantro and sprinkle over oysters. Drizzle the butter mixture. Enjoy.
 
 

PISCES

The enchanting Pisces who loves to seduce is very much in to erotic games. A pleasurable and expensive treat for this tempter is the caviar.

This pearl like eggs is known as the most extravagant aphrodisiac. If lover boy wants games, you can create a spinning board and when the hand in the middle points to a particular number on the board, you assign a body part for that particular number and instead of doing body shots, lather that erogenous zone with the caviar and eat him up!

For post coital, I have prepared a breakfast dish and have incorporated caviar in what you might find as an upscale kind of breakfast.

Lobster Eggs Benedict with Caviar

Lobster

Butter, cut in half  Lobster Eggs Benedict with Caviar

2 cups champagne

3 egg yolks

1 tbsp lemon juice

Salt

Cayenne pepper

Your choice of bread, toasted

For the poached eggs:

4 eggs

1 tsp vinegar

Salt

Arugula

Caviar for garnish
 
Put the lobster into a pot of boiling water, cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove lobster and let cool. Remove the meat from the shells. Melt half a stick of butter in a pan over low fire. Pour the champagne and let simmer. Turn it off then put in the lobster and let it sit and soak in all the flavors while you start preparing the eggs and sauce.

For the sauce, melt 1 stick of butter in a pan. Don’t let it brown. Combine egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper in a blender. Pulse and pour in the butter slowly til the mixture thickens. Transfer the sauce in a bowl sitting on a bowl of hot water to keep it warm.

Toast bread and keep warm.

For the eggs, heat 2 to 3 inches of water until about to boil. Add the salt and vinegar. Crack the eggs and carefully slide into the water. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes until the white has set and the yolk has filmed over. Use a slotted spoon and take eggs and put on paper towel to remove excess water.

Place breads on a plate then top it with arugula, lobster meat and poached egg. Drizzle sauce over and top with caviar. Serve immediately.

 

If some of the recipes worked for you, then that concludes our big question whether aphrodisiacs are real or not. It’s all a matter of knowing what turns you on and get you off.  In any case, you were able to experience dishes that definitely transport you to chow down nirvana. Whether the magic worked or not, the real lover here is the food.

When half of the world is asleep, you tiptoe out to the kitchen for some booty call. Where the light from the half opened fridge gives you that sexy glow while you romance the left-overs you prepared earlier or the day before. Gobble up and surrender to the taste.

 

Setting Yourself Up For Success

Hello, darlings! Are you keeping warm? This time of the year is always one of the hardest. We’re still stuck in the winter blues, but we can almost smell the warm weather and spring flowers coming. It’s tough to stay motivated and it’s even tougher to stay focused. You know what I did last weekend? I stayed inside the entire weekend! Honestly, the entire weekend. I didn’t receive any sunlight for over 48 hours.

And do you know how I felt Sunday night? Miserable. Yeah, I watched some pretty good movies on Netflix and ate an entire box of cereal, but it didn’t make me feel good about myself. Just like all of you, I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish this year. There are a lot of things that I still haven’t accomplished. I know it’s hard to believe, because I am so adorable and all, but I am not perfect. We all have flaws and I let my flaws get the best of me this weekend.

You see, staying inside all weekend didn’t help me in my pursuit of happiness. Do you know how many things I could have checked off my list in those two days? I could have fixed my sink that drips constantly, I could have went out to a bar and met some new friends. I could have made my weekend mean something, but instead I wasted it all away.

I certainly hope that you didn’t make the same mistake. If you did, don’t worry about it! There is another weekend coming up and we can get back on track then. We all mess up, we all do things we shouldn’t do. However, you can’t let those things eat you up inside. It’s in the past and that’s where it should stay. Today is a brand new day and you can be successful today. You can make today count. Isn’t that just an amazing feeling? Knowing that you are in control of your life?

That’s the beauty of living in the world we live in. Yeah, some people might have some unfair advantages, but at the end of the day, you are the only one who can make your life better than it is. It’s easy to blame everyone else for your struggles. It’s hard to look in the mirror and blame yourself.

So, what am I trying to tell you? Don’t eat an entire box of cereal and then try to do 50 jumping jacks. The end result is not pretty. But seriously, the message I am trying to convey to you is that you are in control of your life.

What are YOU going to do about it? Are you going to set yourself up for failure or success?

Is it Love?

Hello, darlings. It’s me again, please hold your applause. I realise that you’re probably super excited that I am writing to you all again, but please don’t embarrass yourself! I know that I am just so darn loveable, but let’s keep the inappropriate touching to a minimum.

Speaking of love, what is love? We no that there are different types of love. The love you have for your family is not the same love you have for your spouse, at least I would hope not. And because there are different types of love, there are also different ways to show that love.

You might show your brother that you love him by kicking his butt. You might show your boyfriend that you love him by doing something completely different to his butt. Showing someone that you love them is the easy part of love. The hard part is trying to figure out if you are in fact in love with them. Some people believe in love at first sight, but we all know that’s just not true. I feel that caring has a lot do with loving. If you care deeply about someone, chances are that you love them.

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Happiness Is A Choice?

Hello, darlings. How are you all doing today? Fabulous, I hope. Today we’re going to talk about happiness.

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Happiness is a choice,” and if you’re anything like me you probably rolled your eyes when you heard it. How can you be happy when Lucas just dumped you for the cute guy he fancies at the coffee shop? How can you be happy when Rupaul’s Drag Race never replies to your audition tape? It’s tough be happy when so many things go wrong every single day.

So, how in the world can happiness be a choice?

Well you cheeky devils, if you really think about it, happiness is a choice! I’m not saying it’s possible to be happy all of the time, but I am saying that you can choose the things that you get upset about. For example, the other day someone cut in front of me in line at the grocery store. I could have easily let that upset me and ruin the rest of the day, but I chose happiness.

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