Great Food on the Plate, Great Sex, Great Playmate, NO?

“It’s your plate, not your mate.” That’s what authors Robert Fried, Ph.D. and Lynn Eldlen-Nezin, Ph.D., tell us in their book “Great Food, Great Sex, The Three Food Factors for Sexual Fitness.” Sexual turn-ons are 90% above the collar, but only if everything below the belt on your playmate is functioning with optimal potential.

We have various drugs that can help such as Viagra®, Cialis®, and Levitra®. However, eating for an incredible sex life requires an understanding of a chemical compound known as nitric oxide or NO for short. Scientists know for certain that NO is a common facilitator for many neurotransmitters involved in controlling the male erectile reaction to any stimulus. Note: nitric oxide [NO] is not to be confused with nitrous oxide [N2O], a general anesthetic, or with nitrogen dioxide [NO2] which is a poisonous pollutant.

Eating and living healthy are essential for optimal penile functions. Take advantage of the production of NO with a diet rich in whole grain, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and olive oil. Focus on unprocessed carbohydrates, healthy fats and lean protein or healthy protein sources such as fish.

Simply, the three “L’s” are the three main food categories that are great sources for NO along with excercise.

  1. Leafy greens, nitrogen rich vegetables and beans.
  2. Lean meat, fish, soybeans, nuts and legumes.
  3. Lots of bright colors in fruits, tea, olive oil and, of course, an occasional glass of red wine and moderate amounts of dark chocolate!

Two of the greatest pleasures in life are sex and food. Nothing else comes close. Engage in a better daily sex diet with great food on the plate and enjoy mind-blowing great sex! Don’t forget to enjoy a glass of red wine and chocolate with your playmate, too! Use food to enhance sex and visit Scarlett Skillet for more about penile preservation and visual stimulation.

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Celebrate Living – Simple Pleasures – Entertaining Good

Sugar-Free Sorbet With Yonanas

JD and I are ice cream addicts but we want to reduce our intake of refined sugar calories and carbs. As a nutrition coach, JD is always wanting us our diets to include more fruit. Now, we make our own 100% fruit soft serve “sorbet” in a minute—without added sugar—thanks to the Yonanas Frozen Treat Maker. Yonanas almost instantly transforms your favorite fruits—banana, berries, mango, pineapple, the whole fruit department—into a silky-smooth, healthful frozen confection. This Human Performance Inspirationalist likes that everything but the motor portion goes right into the dishwasher!

If you can’t wait another moment to order a Yonanas machine, head to Scarlett Skillet’s Store here!

Skillet Artisan Fire Oven Pizza

JD and I love old-world style pizza! We found an incredible addition to our outdoor living kitchen at Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. A gas-fired outdoor pizza oven updated in stainless steel with individually controlled deck and ceiling burners. My sexy man cooking pizza concoctions, with the flavors of fall in mind, ignite all my appetites viewing him, pizza and flames!

Click Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet image below for their visual inspirationalist presentation

image by kalamazoogourmet.com

Scarlett Skillet Pizza inspirations started from Pillsbury.com. Click here for an easy launch or use one of your favorites!

Figs, Coffee, Vanilla, Cheese and Pizzelle’s – The Incredible Happens

Figs, packed with potassium, manganese, and antioxidants, this superpower fruit helps keep your immune system strong. I love how a man’s back-view resembles a fig turned upside down. Every time JD is shirtless and working with our fig tree, my insides stir with passion.

JD adopted an idea he found at “Recipe Doodle” and inspired by their image; he creates his Vanilla Coffee Bean & Almond Figs. Simply delicious! Cut a slit from stem to end in the side of 2 dozen dried figs, or so. Do not cut all the way through!  Stir together 4 ounces of softened cream cheese, 3 teaspoons of powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 6 ground coffee beans. Evenly fill each fig with this mixture, insert 1 roasted salted almond to disappear into cheese mixture, and press figs to secure filling. Bon Appetite!

Mixing these bite-sized morsels with a Fig and Camembert Cheese appetizer on a platter, JD is the envy of most dinner parties.  Believe or not, they are incredibly tasty! Simply create irregular pieces of broken vanilla-flavored pizzelle’s. Typically 3 per pizzelle. Uniformity is not a concern.  Place some Camembert Cheese on top of one piece, top with sliced dried figs and cap with another pizzelle piece.  Have fun and wait for the sounds of raving fans.

Aphrodisiacs; Almonds to Zesty

figs - http://www.intercourses.com/index.htmDespite the FDA’s cold shoulder toward the world’s “enticing” foods, almonds are noted to induce passion and for generations, in many cultures, Avocados, Basil, Chocolate, Garlic, Ginger, Nutmeg, and numerous others can be added to the menu of aphrodisiac ingredients. JD recommends that a night of culinary and sexual temptations should have some of these elements incorporated with surprise and a downright daring attitude. Different foods have a variety of nutrients that affect the body in healthy ways. However, I have to remind JD that aphrodisiacs are to be taken with a dash of sea salt. If one believes it, it works. After all, as Dr. Ruth once said, “The most important sex organ lies between the ears.” The same goes for phallic foods. Follow the links below for more information and inspirational recipes. Image sourced at www.intercourses.com and I encourage you to visit them and order the book, too!

Intercourses – food+aphrodisiac+sexy

A Gallery of Aphrodisiac Foods, Lore & Recipes from Miri Rotkovitz on About.com

Aphrodisiac Recipes on Allrecipes.com

Egg, Cinnamon, Orange, Vanilla, Etc., Flavorful, Fragrant & Healthy Coffees!

Simple and sexy for any foodie, put some extra ambition into your favorite breakfast blend or dark roast. A budget friendly notion, just add a stick of cinnamon or vanilla bean for sex appeal. For example, take your favorite Starbucks® beans; put your beans in an airtight container and insert cinnamon or vanilla into the beans. Coffee beans are naturally very absorbent and will consume the flavor quickly. Note, the longer it is stored, the more intense the infusion becomes. Ground coffee will work, as well, but nothing beats fresh ground beans. There are lots of ways to flavor your coffee without buying flavored coffee! Do not through those orange peels away! Dry them and add dried orange peels to coffee beans stored in an airtight. Incredible possibilities are endless with a creative mind. Ever consider some cocoa powder a chocolate roasted flavor?

Here is something for you to nibble on; egg shells are alkaline, coffee is acidic, when acidity is reduced by alkaline the coffee tastes better! In addition, I learned that eggshell calcium is an excellent source of calcium, and the body absorbs it easily. JD strongly suggests organic, free-range eggs for a better concentration of nutrients in the shell. Try out my “Fitness & Form” menu selection to see other JD Influences for your health.

Want a little exotic spice? Spices can be strong, go for dried spices, take time to experiment for your taste profile, and keep in mind the coffee will be coming at you with more flavor than you expect. Note, the stronger the roast, the less the spice will stand out. I take my cinnamon flavored beans, grind them, and sprinkle cloves and nutmeg in the brewing basket. Brew with filtered water. Yum, my version of chai tea latte is not long to be had. For a spicy, specialized Indian coffee, add cardamom and anise to your grounds before brewing. Fall nearing, JD makes an incredible coffee flavor that last all the way through New Year’s Day! Simply take vanilla flavored beans, grind, and add pumpkin spice to the grounds before brewing. I love the Fall Season!

LetsTwist it UP

Reconsidering culinary fundamentals has provided JD with some interesting twists in his acts. We both learned long ago innovation is required to continue discovering new horizons in everything we do on a daily or nightly basis. A mindset encompassing renovation to improve has served us both substantially well, on so many levels!

Old news or Good news, or “Been there, done that”, to, “Wow, that is interesting,” I want to share some ideas for you to consider or Reconsider for keeping the spirit  forever  alive to experience new potentials. The incredilbe can happen! Read below…

A BASIL “chocolate” CULINARY CREATION

Who does not LOVE chocolate of some sorts!?!? How about transforming your favorite chocolate cake into a basil culinary creation especially designed by YOU! In less than 30 seconds, your masterpiece can have flakes of emerald green with an exotic flavor to entice all. Keeping a few leaves for garnish, simply place 1 cup of fresh basil leaves in your food processor. Processes until the leaves are chopped fine and then add them to your cake batter. Bake accordingly per your recipe instructions. Cool and ice to your liking. Don’t forget to garnish with fresh, nice looking basil leaf per serving. JD  used this image for inspiration, some fresh basil from our garden and the result was terrific and beautiful!

HERB LEMON-GINGER VODKA

Infused waters and teas are common today. JD found this image and his talents went to work. The next thing I know, he grabs a 750 mL bottle of our favorite vodka. With a ginger root in-hand and a fresh bottle of vodka, he walks past saying, “I am going to fuse these two”! Personally, I was hoping for two other things to be fused together, but he went on. Peeling 3 large chunks, diced in cubes, of the fresh ginger root, he added the liquor and sealed it up. In a week, I was sitting by the pool and JD, snapping a sprig of rosemary out of the herb garden, presented me with a chilled glass of Ginger Vodka & Tonic garnished with fresh rosemary and a huge, fresh lemon wedge! Fantastic! If you like it a little sweeter, I suggest substituting the tonic for a clear, sugar-free soda.

PRESENTATION, PRESENTATION and PRESENTATION

www.vikkisymth.comSome of the more common uses of acrylic are in lighting fixtures and lenses, aquariums, and bathroom accessories, just to mention a few, however Vikki Smyth sees it for much more. Appreciating great food and wine, her passion for them is reflected in her masterpieces for displaying culinary delights!

Perhaps you are a party planner, special events professional, executive chef, food and beverage director, caterer, or someone who, like me, loves to entertain with a splash of luxury!  I encourage you to visit www.vikkismyth.com to learn more and be inspired for your next corporate event, wedding, or romantic dinner. JD is thrilled with the possibilities!

“Vikki Smyth Designs to live for®, are truly innovative and have won a spot on both Nv Notions and Get Gadgets. Check them out at www.vikkismyth.com.

Here Vikki Symth’s mastery accentuates the inherent splendor of artistic food preparation. The colors and contours provide a sense of abundance and most certainly are visually appealing! Professional or at home, from caviar and canapés, to Sunday brunch for neighbors, and parfaits for a family celebration, differentiating displays are always a hit!  Whether it is for 2 or 20, JD ensures his cookery is a spectacle of sorts.

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