Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tasty Tuesday with Simple Sexy Foods

Do aphrodisiacs work? What exactly are they? How can I use them? We answer these questions and many more during the Simple Sexy Food virtual tour with clinical sex therapist and foodie – Linda De Villers, PhD. There are many ordinary foods that can have aphrodisiac effects – and we’re going to help you understand them.

Linda De Viller, PhD, Clinical Sex Therapist and Foodie, shares her knowledge about the myths and truth about aphrodisiacs. She also share over 80 recipes and a wealth of love and sex tips. Get your copy at - http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Sexy-Food-Linda-Villers/dp/097095655X/. We invite you to participate in the Simple Sexy Food Recipe Photo Contest - http://www.lovecoachjourney.com/recipe-photo-contest - the grand prize winner will get a one on one aphrodisiac consultation and five runner ups will receive a digital copy of Love Skills by Linda De Villers. 

Try this recipe from the Simple Sexy Food Cookbook:

Coconut Pumpkin Nut Bread

Features coconut, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, walnuts

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree (plain, not pie filling)
2/3 cup coconut milk, stirred before measuring
1 cup canola oil or other mild vegetable oil
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup (4 to 5 ounces) toasted walnuts
2/3 cup unsweetened, finely grated coconut

1.         Preheat an oven to 350°F. Grease two 8-by-4-inch loaf pans with vegetable oil and dust with flour, shaking out any excess flour. Set aside.
2.         In a mixing bowl of an electric mixer, combine the flours, sugars, pumpkin, coconut milk, oil, baking soda, salt, and spices. Mix on low speed, then raise speed to medium and mix until well blended.
3.         Fold in the walnuts and coconut, then scrape the batter into the prepared pans, being sure to fill the corners. Rap the pans on a counter to release any air bubbles.
4.         Bake for about 1 1/4 hours, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
5.         Remove the pans from oven, set on a cooling rack, and immediately cover each loaf tightly with aluminum foil. Allow the loaves to steam in their own heat for 10 minutes.
6.         Remove foil and let the loaves cool, in the pans, on a cooling rack.

Two 8-by-4-inch loaves

Simple Sexy Kitchen Tip: The addition of whole wheat pastry flour gives this bread a wonderfully sexy, lighter texture! To freeze one of the loaves for later use, let cool completely, then wrap air-tight and freeze for up to 4 months.

Pumpkin is a great aphrodisiac, but you may be debating whether you would want to include the coconut milk in this recipe. Take a look at the following information, then make up your mind…

Sexy Details About Coconut

In an effort to keep it simple and sexy, coconut  milk and unsweetened coconut flakes are a delicious addition to many classic Asian recipes and deserve to be enjoyed from time to time. if it feels a bit naughty to indulge, so much the better  for revving up the erotic engines!

Want more – read on…

The great Moroccan 14th century geographer/traveler, Ibn Battuta, who traveled over 75,000 miles just 60 years after Marco Polo, sang the praises of coconuts, bananas, and mollusks after finding them in abundance in Dhofar, Oman. Referring to the coconut, he wrote: “As for its aphrodisiac quality, its action in this respect is wonderful.”

Coconut is an integral part of many tropical cuisines, including in Thailand, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and India. It has been revered for thousands of years both as a food and as a folk medicine to treat a variety of ailments, from irregular or painful menstruation to sexually transmitted infections.

Coconut oil is part of a traditional aromatic mixture used to anoint a bride on the eve of her wedding in some Afro-Caribbean and modern Muslim cultures.

Sexy Nutrients

Contemporary western medicine is divided on the health benefits of coconut and its oil. It is one of the few sources of lauric acid, a key component of human breast milk and formulas used to nourish hospital patients. Research on Pacific island and Asian populations whose diets include lots of coconuts have very low rates of heart disease, on the other hand, their diet is mostly plant-based, and they’re a lot more active than the typical American, so a direct comparison isn’t necessarily reliable.

The medical community in the US regularly advises us to steer clear of products that  include coconut  oil, because  it is a highly saturated fat. Other recent research suggests it’s more likely to raise HDL, the good  cholesterol, and pure coconut milk should not be confused with processed, partially hydrogenated coconut oil used in packaged goods.

And – Let’s Spice Things Up with Some Nutmeg

Nutmeg – Love and Fun Facts

Also known as myristica or nux moschata, nutmeg is another of the old world spices that originated In the Indonesian Spice islands. It has been used for centuries by Hindus, Arabs, Greeks, and Romans to improve sexual drive. In the orient it was especially highly prized among women. Indian texts prescribe nutmeg mixed with honey and a half-boiled egg should be taken an hour before the intercourse to prolong the duration of the sexual act.

A rather unappetizing and decidedly unsexy historical event related to nutmeg occurred in 17th century Denmark. A young man was brought to trial for a form of “witchcraft” in which he taught a friend to seduce a young woman using nutmeg. the process, however, involved eating a whole nutmeg (seed of the nutmeg tree), capturing it after it passed through the digestive system, then grating it into the drink of his beloved, after which she was supposed to become powerless to resist him.

Then there’s the far more appetizing and quite sexy practice in the late 18th  century of English newlyweds enjoying the earlier noted mixture of wine, milk, egg yolk, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg before their nuptials. Hot, steamy, sweet and creamy, with just a hint of spice and a mild kick of alcohol, now that is sexy in any era!

Sexy Nutrients

The active components of nutmeg have many therapeutic applications in traditional medicines, including anti-fungal, anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, digestive, and carminative (preventing gas!) functions.

Recipe Photo Contest –

We are holding a recipe photo contest as part of the virtual tour. Details can be found at - http://www.lovecoachjourney.com/recipe-photo-contest/We supply the recipes, you prepare the aphrodisiac food and submit a picture of the finished recipe – for the contest. The grand prize winner will get a one on one aphrodisiac consultation and five runner ups will receive a digital copy of Love Skills by Linda De Villers.  Contact nikki@nikkileigh.com with questions. We show the ingredients - now show us what you can do.

About Simple Sexy Food –

Simple Sexy Food is an aphrodisiac cookbook like no other. Honest and direct, detailed and informative, it’s packed with exclusive recipes, food and sex tips, descriptions and histories of ingredients and even survey data about what food people find sexy. And it’s the only aphrodisiac cookbook written by a clinical sex therapist who also happens to be a foodie!

About Linda DeVillers PhD –

Linda De Villers has more than 20 years of experience as a sex and relationship expert. Dr. De Villers is regarded as an expert in the study of aphrodisiacs. She was a featured expert in a Discovery Channel Health program (2006) on 10 sexual myths, including the myth that aphrodisiacs don’t exist. In an academic setting, she has researched and presented on related topics.

A Message From Linda De Villers PhD

I created this book to help you enjoy the remarkable relationship between food and sex. These two themes run brightly through my own life both personally and professionally, and are inseparable from my sense of who I am. Having counseled and taught thousands of people on the loving arts, and having fed nearly as many in my kitchens over the years, I find myself in a state of barely contained excitement over the opportunity to share what I know with you. I am the only author in this field to be credentialed in both sexual health and food, having worked and presented internationally and conducted research on the joint topic over the course of my career.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing Tasty Tuesday Tonya -- I hope your visitors enjoy the recipe and there are dozens of other recipes in Simple Sexy Food. We also definitely invite your readers to enter the photo contest -- they get to have some great food and could win their very own aphrodisiac consultation with Linda De Villers :)