Crossing Food Project #1 off the list: reviewing Aimee's new cookbook, The Sexy Vegan Kitchen!!
First of all, congratulations to Aimee on publishing her book. She has incredible, healthy, delicious recipes over on her blog but it's always nice to have a tangible collection in hand. It's also easier not to get overwhelmed with making EVERYTHING!
She sent me the PDFs of the book and I wanted to make a ton of recipes from each section (smoothies, soups, salads, drinks, desserts, snacks) but limited myself to four:
First was Carrot Dip with Olives:
Aimee has a ton of smoothie recipes in her book,which is great especially for the summer. This is Blueberry Seduction: brazil nuts, collards, frozen blueberries, a few other things.
This Celery salad with Garbanzos was awesome:
Overall, I really liked the book! It has a unique perspective. I feel like eating a clean, vegan diet is best for yr overall health anyway, so it only makes sense that these recipes will increase sexual appetite and pleasure (I won't get into what doing a raw vegan cleanse did for me, BUT!!)
As befitting lovers (unless yr into three+somes) the recipes serve two people, which is cool because I hate to have a ton of leftovers to slog my way through tediously. If you enjoy that, you could easily tweak the recipes to make more. I also appreciate that Aimee uses a mix of "superfoods" and super easy to find foods. Even the ingredients that I wouldn't normally buy (like stevia for the blueberry smoothie) repeat themselves in other recipes, so it's not a buy once and have the exact same amount when you move three years later kinda thing. *Vegans should take note that certain recipes do contain honey. You'd probably be fine swapping agave in.
Aimee provides a very thorough introduction to the ingredients, detailing what each will provide, nourish, and stimulate yr body with. The more you know.
Other recipes I wanted to try in the book: raw brownies, a Bellini, broccoli salad, a Green God/Goddess smoothie, and so on.... I'm sure we've all heard that the way to a person's heart is through their stomach. I honestly do love cooking with a person: it's sexy to see them moving confidently around a kitchen and producing a meal made with love. To then share it with someone you really like can be incredible. Let's move oysters off the top of the aphrodisiac list and eat more greens. Nothing more attractive than a compassionate partner.