When life gets busy, sometimes it’s hard to get inspired. Our days can be so repetitious and we all need a way to clear our heads every once in a while. I am always trying to think of fun and delicious recipes; sometimes I forget this is what I like doing the most! Food can be so complex, with each ingredient originating from a different life, they’re taste and benefits to your body can come together in amazing ways. I mean, think about it! Different foods can change your mood, energy, alertness, and even sexuality! There are so many ways to use food to your own advantage.
Today food aphrodisiacs inspired me and there are many of them. But the region that came to mind was Italy; the Italians are very sexual people! And what is there food like? What makes an Italian meal so romantic? The main key in Italian cooking is simple ingredients and keeping it fresh. Using the right, fresh ingredients=more nutrients=better meal!
Even the most basic of Italian sauce recipes is very benefifial to the libido, like fresh basil pesto, pine nuts, garlic, parmesan cheese, basil, all work in libido boosting harmony.
For example, pine nuts are rich in zinc and have been used to boost the libido as far back as medieval times. Garlic has many essencial oils and cell-activating effects, and has been used for this purpose as far back as the Egyptians! Combining this recipe with simple pasta, such as linguine, and mixing in sun-dried tomatoes to serve creates a visually appealing, colorful dish. But don’t forget that the act of eating the meal is very important as an aphrodisiac. The long noodles twirl around your fork ending up in your mouth. Totally sexy!
So if you want to avoid restaurants for a date and want to make something easy yet impressive and sexy, try this recipe! Oh yea! And definitely pair this with some wine, I prefer a dry white wine, but its up to you!
Fresh Basil Pesto with Pasta
2 cups fresh basil leaves
½-cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
½-cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3-cup pine nuts or walnuts
3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Combine the basil in with the pine nuts, pulse a few times in a food processor. Add the garlic, pulse a few times more. Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Serve with pasta, or over baked potatoes, or spread over toasted baguette slices.