Sunday, January 29, 2006

Howdy everyone!

Welcome to Alyssa's Aphrodisiac Café. Fruit and chocolate are on the menu today, so get your taste buds ready!

The term aphrodisiac goes back 5000 years, and can be defined as an agent which causes the arousal of sexual desire. In other words, food that will get you in the bedroom...or maybe food that you will take in the bedroom with you!

Chocolate has been found to contain substances called Phenylethylamine and Serotonin, both of which are mood lifting agents that occur naturally in the brain. Simply put, when these agents are elevated, we feel happy, just as we do when we are experiencing love, passion, and lust. This causes a rise in blood pressure, increasing the heart rate, and inducing feelings that border on euphoria.

In the past, many fruits were considered erotic simply because of they resembled male or female genitalia, which is why I chose the banana for today's recipe. One look at this phallic fruit, and we can see why, but actually, the banana's aphrodisiac qualities go much farther than it's shape alone. Bananas have been associated with erotic energy in the Tantric tradition. Legend has it that the serpent that tempted Eve hid in a bunch of bananas. Now, scientifically, we also know the banana is rich in potassium and B vitamins, necessities for sex hormone production.

So, to get you started on your journey of Aphrodisiac-enhanced love, here's a recipe:

Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas
3 Bananas
6 Popsicle sticks, wooden
1 cup Orange or lemon juice
1 cup Chocolate chips
2 tb Oil
¾ cup walnuts; chopped

Cut bananas in half and insert popsicle stick lengthwise through center. Roll in orange or lemon juice and place on waxed paper. Place in freezer until frozen firm. Melt chocolate chips and oil on top of double boiler. Spoon chocolate over frozen bananas and then roll in nuts. Feel free to take this cool treat into the bedroom, and use it to tease both body and senses.

Don't have the time for both cooking and sticky clean up?

Grab a banana and bottle of chocolate syrup. Using the fruit, smear the syrup all over your lover's body, then lick clean!

A little disclaimer folks...though the banana may resemble male parts, it is not meant for, ahem, insertion! If it breaks, you could be in real trouble, so don't try it!

Next up, we have the beautiful, popular strawberry! In provincial France, strawberries were regarded as an aphrodisiac. Newlyweds were served a cold strawberry soup. The strawberry was a symbol for Venus, the Goddess of Love, because of its heart-like shape and red color. Have you ever eaten a double strawberry?

Legend says that if you break the strawberry in half and share it with a member of the opposite sex, you will soon fall in love with each other, and lovers feeding each other strawberries while sipping wine has become a modern day staple in glossy magazines and romantic interludes.

Here's a quick and simple recipe for your next date night:
6 ozs dark chocolate
12 strawberries
2 tablespoons heavy cream

Heat the chocolate and cream over a double boiler (using simmering, not boiling water). Once the mixture is melted, dip each strawberry in it and place the chocolate covered fruit on a rack to cool. Refrigerate for half an hour. Enjoy!

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Okay, folks. It's your turn to share!

What's you're favorite 'sexy' recipe? Do you have any humorous food-in-the-bedroom moments you'd like to share? Any tips, or fun stories with foods, or other aphrodisiacs? I'll select one lucky winner from the comments on this to receive a free download from me.:)

Do tell!
Alyssa

14 Comments:

Blogger Larissa Lyons said...

Alyssa-Cool info on aphrodisiac foods! And your recipes sound great...now where's that chocolate sauce??

>^..^< Larissa

12:47 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Mmmmm....


So far, food has stayed out of the bedroom here, mainly because it's just not something that interests us. But chocolate...always in the house. Now I'm craving chocolate covered strawberries, thanks to you!

Of course, watch out if you make something good for your significant other and then he eats too much to do anything later! (which happened last night)

1:38 PM  
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3:10 PM  
Blogger snowflake said...

I love chocolate! They are oh so delicious and easy to wash WHEN you get them on the sheets. *w*

3:11 PM  
Anonymous shellya said...

Hmmm, lets see chocolate with strawberries, champagne (sp?), and skin. Licking chocolate off my dh, *sigh* there's nothing better. :)

3:17 PM  
Blogger Mahaira said...

Ok, Ok I admit, I do have a lot of aphrodisiac recipes collected from different author websites and newsletters. Never tried anything though (as many contain alcohol and some edible body paints).

Even though, hubby is not very experimental, I do remember a honey jar being sneaked into the bedroom. It was all used up in the next 1/2 hour. I did keep a warm wash cloth to clean the remains and it was one of the best escapades we had a few months after our baby was born. *sigh*

Oh, almost forgot the icecream. It usually ends up in our hot little hands and hubby's hot big ****** every now and then. I am a happy camper if it is Vanilla or Pineapple.

I always keep After-Snack ready, as DH always gets hungry after a romp.

Thanks for the strawberry info, Alyssa. He loves those so I'll try to use them ;) that story would grace your blog in the future.

Mahaira

3:40 PM  
Blogger Vanessa Hart said...

Now, that's a tasty recipe that's a mouthful, Alyssa!

Nessie

4:24 PM  
Blogger Pamk said...

Okay you've got me craving chocolate covered strawberries. These sound fantastic. And no we haven't experimented with food inthe bedroom yet lol

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Rae Morgan said...

Did you know that there is chocolate flavor Redi-Whip? It's very yummy -- on and off the body.

Rae Morgan

6:51 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

I *LOVE* chocolate redi whip LOL. I tried the chocolate body paint. It was summer...we used it once...and three days later mold was growing in it. Maybe I didnt read the directions...but how can yo u stick somehting likie that in the fridge with family around?

Man...honey sounds like its a HUGE sticky mess. I wonder if its a natural aphrodisiac though...thats one Ill have to look up.

Alyssa (who loves making people crave!!!)

9:22 PM  
Anonymous annalisa said...

Haven't tried food in the bedroom since we first got married (@ 30 years ago)! Maybe I should surprise my hubby sometime with some chocolates and strawberries! They sure sound good!

One time when we first were married, my dh surprised me by pouring Galiano on certain parts of his body. He thought I would like the taste!! LOL! Boy, was it sticky and made a huge mess. I think he used a little toooo much Galiano (he must have been drinking it before he poured it on himself)....needless to say, he didn't try that again.... :) We still laugh about it after all this time!

12:35 AM  
Blogger IndCoup said...

Hi babe,

bet you're horny as hell eating all that chocolate hahah!

Here's an aphrodisiac we have in Indonesia, and it comes from the forests:

http://indcoup.blogspot.com/2006/01/pasak-bumi-jamu-indonesias-answer-to.html

5:30 AM  
Blogger Meljprincess said...

Heehee...back in the 80's I had a lover who would put fruit roll ups on my breasts and lick them off.

Oh, that brings back such sweet mammaries...*G*

12:58 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Suppose I couldv'e picked a winner last night...DUH! Slipped my mind.

Ok...eeny, meeny, miny, moeee....

Mahaira:)

Email me at BrooksAlyssa@msn.com

YAY!

4:42 PM  

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