A Valentine’s Day 3 Course Meal That is Guaranteed to Spice Things Up

To start: Watermelon, Arugala and Pine Nut Salad


This light fruity salad is packed with various aphrodisiacs. The main component arugala has been said to be an aphrodisiac since the first century A.D. The diverse antioxidants and mineral’s found in arugala have been found to block contaminants that could be harmful to the libido. The watermelon contains an amino acid which is called citrulline. Citrulline helps the dilation of blood vessels which will guarantee you a pleasurable night. Pine nuts are full of energizing zinc which will help get you in the mood and boost your performance.
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The Main Course: Pappardelle with Artichokes and Sun-Dried Tomatoes


Add some romance into your Valentine’s day with this flavourful pasta dish. Maybe you will get lucky this Valentine’s day and end up sharing a pasta kiss with your sweetie like in the famous scene from The lady and the Tramp. As an added bonus, the cayenne pepper in the pasta will help boost your body temperature which will help you spice up your love life. The artichokes will also play a part in getting you in the mood. They are full of essential antioxidants and vitamins which will aid with proper body function and blood flow.
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To finish: Chocolate Heart Tarts


Finish off this romantic meal by surprising your sweetheart with this indulgent chocolate heart tart. Chocolate is also considered an aphrodisiac because of the feel good chemical reactions that are produced in the brain. Phenylethylamine is a chemical that can be found in the brain when we feel we are in love. Oxytocin is a chemical that can be found in the brain when we are affectionate with our significant other. Seretonin is the happy feeling chemical. The combination of these chemicals can produce a kind of euphoria.
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Written by Janine Goodman

Janine Goodman

As the online Food Editor, Janine Goodman, a trained chef and dedicated mom has a passion for creating easy to make dishes for the whole family. Whether its baking or cooking, her love of fresh produce and accessible ingredients make it a joy for readers to try her recipes.

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