Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.
And on Sunday, Sarah Di Lorenzo joined Weekend Sunrise to share foods to put you in the mood.
The beloved nutritionist put together a number of dishes for couples, which included her favourite aphrodisiacs such as oysters, chocolates, figs, and honey.
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See the recipes below for truffles, love potion cocktails, oyster vinaigrette, and homemade chocolates.
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3/4 cup of almond butter
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1/2 cup of coconut cream
1 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Pink of salt
1/2 cup of coconut sugar
Melt the coconut oil, coconut cream and almond butter on a low heat, just enough to melt.
Remove from heat and stir in cocoa, sugar salt and vanilla and chill for 30 minutes.
Then roll into balls, and you can coat in melted dark chocolate chips or cocoa powder or coconut sugar.
Keep in the fridge.
Love Potion Cocktails
60 ml honey
60 ml water
6 figs cut into quarters
2 sprigs of thyme
240 ml champagne or prosecco
120 ml apple cider or apple juice
30 ml orange liquor
Bring honey, water, and figs to a simmer over low heat, whisking until honey is dissolved and figs soften. Add thyme and let simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove thyme from mixture. Blend honey and figs into a smooth syrup. Combine alcohols in a pitcher and add 2 tablespoon of honey fig syrup. Pour into glasses and garnish.
1 small fresh shallot or 1/4 red onion, diced
75 ml red wine vinegar
Small bunch of chives
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon of maple syrup
Black pepper (a few grinds)
Mix well and enjoy
180 grams of dark chocolate
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup of crush pistachio nuts
Melt the chocolate, add the salt and the pistachio nuts and pour into little chocolate moulds.
Put into the fridge to set for a minimum of 1 hour.