v.curiosity | valentines day 2016

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A special mini feature for your sweetheart on valentines day. Breakfast in Bed. Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup, Cold-Poached Figs, Vegan Sparkling Wine

Cold-Poached

Dried Figs

6 golden dried figs

1/2 c unsweetened pomegranate juice

1/4 c triple sec

2 tbsp granulated sugar

In a small sauce pan, combine

everything except figs. Simmer 15

minutes, the pour over figs in bowl.

Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before

serving. Best made the night before.

Plant-Based Aphrodisiacs

Sure, everyone thinks of oysters when aphrodisiac food comes to

mind, but did you know figs rank even higher on the lusty eats scale?

As do avocados, asparagus, pomegranates, beets, and more. Part

myth, part science, the shapes and symbolic traits of the food we eat

have been known to stir deeper feelings than just a full tummy by

sending subtle cues to our sub conscious. Word on the street is that

figs were the original forbidden fruit. So, while serving your

Valentine these chewy, slightly citrus delights, marvel at how being

so bad can still be so good.

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