From ancient times, certain spices more than others have provided loving enticements and flavor enhancement to foods. In the Old Testament books of Song of Solomon, Proverbs, and Psalms there are verses extolling the romantic excitement offered by various fragrant spices. From Pharaohs to Kings to Explorers, to common folks—all found enjoyment of adding a little spice to life. If it weren’t for our taste buds, food would have no real interest or hold on us.
Want to spice up a special meal for Valentine’s Day? You definitely can by just adding some spices to your food menu selection. Dishes with saffron, ginger, cloves, Cayenne pepper, thyme, cinnamon, and natural vanilla are some aphrodisiac spices. These particular spices are good for your health because they help increase blood circulation and improve your mental state while tantalizing the taste buds.
You can incorporate spices (and herbs) into a special Valentine’s Day meal. Start with a veggie plate and spice infused dip using onion soup base or sour cream base and then add a little cumin, mustard or horseradish. Roast a chicken (whole or chicken breasts) with added spices and herbs as your entrée. Then for dessert, make gingerbread and add whip cream sprinkled with cinnamon when serving.
I hope you have a spice-filled Valentine’s Day.
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