A recipe for love

Valentines Day doesn’t have to be a huge affair.
If you choose to stay home, light a fire and keep it casual and romantic, we’ve created an easy menu for you to use with the added bonus of ingredients known to light the romantic flame!

Champagne with a splash of POM juice

Champagne has always been a classic relaxer and it just feels festive to have a glass of bubbles in your hand. A simple splash of Pomegranate Juice, a know anti-oxidant and stimulant of blood flow should get the evening off on the right foot!

Avocado Salad w/ arugula, kale & spinach, POM vinaigrette
(scroll down for recipe)

This course packs the triple-punch; Arugula, Spinach & Kale—these peppery dark leafy greens are known to block environmental contaminants that harm libido. Avocado—Its vitamin E content adds energy and youthful vigor. POM—see above.

Chilled Cooked Seafood Plate; shrimp, crab legs, lobster, oysters
(Your choice, be creative!)
Cocktail sauce and/or Lemon-garlic aioli

Of course oysters and clams top the list of well-know aphrodisiac seafoods, but lobster and scallops have been know to be quite effective as well. Add a spicy cocktail sauce into the mix and you're doing yourself a favor!

Dipping chocolate w/ strawberries, bacon, white chocolate

Alone, the taste and aroma of chocolate is sensual. Hands-on dipping adds another sense to the evening (taste, smell, touch). Chocolate has shown to cause a spike in dopamine levels, which induces feelings of pleasure. But remember, chocolate has caffeine too.

Have fun and Happy Valentine's Day!


Avocado Salad w/ arugula, kale & spinach, POM vinaigrette

Baby Arugula—small bag
Baby Spinach—small Bag
Kale—baby kale in bag if avail, if not, bunch of kale, chopped fine
POM Juice and POM Seeds

Place equal amounts of the greens in a large bowl. Gently mix with your hands to evenly distribute the greens. Next make the dressing; whisk 1/4c each of olive oil, canola oil and POM juice until combined. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Drizzle just enough dressing over the greens to lightly coat. Don't drown the greens! Arrange greens on two salad plates, top with segments of avocado and a sprinkling of POM seeds. Drizzle a little dressing over the avocado and finish with a generous twist of fresh pepper. Serves Two.