Valentine's Day ingredients: Aphrodisiac foods put you in the mood

Local doctors hosted a lunch full of so-called aphrodisiac foods that are known to make people swoon
February 14, 2014 4:45:47 PM PST
Have you ever wondered whether aphrodisiacs really work? Well, a Baylor researcher hosted a Valentine's Day aphrodisiac lunch. And we tried some of the food loaded with aphrodisiac ingredients to see if they really work!

The lunch included a variety of dishes, from tamales to salads and chicken curry. We couldn't really feel a difference at the end of our meal, but maybe you will.

Below is a list of secret ingredients you can add to your food to spice things up tonight. Good luck!

Ding Dong Eight-Alarm Chili

Secret aphrodisiac ingredients for popular dishes

Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D. "Thai basil chicken fried rice" Asparagus
Red chili pepper
Garlic
Bell pepper
Oyster sauce
Basil
Honey

Jason Kovac, M.D., Ph.D. Strawberries
Chocolate
Phallic Objects: Yuca Root
Cucumber
Jalape?o Pepper
Squash (Several Different Varieties)
Ginger Root
Banana
Tomato
Apples (Granny Smith, Golden Delicious)
Eggplant

Alex Ridgeway, M.S. "Lovely Lavender Lemon Bars (Gluten Free)" Brown Rice Flour
Tapioca Starch
Potato Starch
Irish Butter
Sugar
Eggs
Lemon juice + zest
Lavender (aphrodisiac)

Alex Ridgeway, M.S. "Coconut Lime Bars (Gluten Free, Butter Free)" Brown Rice Flour
Tapioca Starch
Potato Starch
Coconut Oil
Coconut cream powder
Eggs
Sugar
Lime Juice and Zest (aphrodisiac)
Keffir Lime Leaves (aphrodisiac)
Coconut shreds toasted (aphrodisiac)

Lissette Gomez (Medical Student) Tamales with green salsa and guacamole: Tamales: Beans, cheese, chile ancho, cilantro, tomatillo, serrano peppers
Green tomatillo salsa: Tomatillo, garlic, serrano peppers, cilantro
Guacamole: Avocado, tomato, onion, cilantro, jalape?o, lime juice, pepper

Carolina Jorgez, Ph.D.Orgasmic Salad Recipe: 1 bag mixed greens salad
Feta cheese
Parmesan cheese
Queso Fresco
Sliced strawberries
Raspberries
Walnuts
Pecans
Almonds
Asparagus
Carrots
Avocado Dressing: Balsamic Vinegar
Olive oil
Slice of purple onion
Salt
Sugar
Black and Cayenne Pepper
Raspberries pure
Lemon juice and zest
Mince Garlic
Cilantro

Lucy Guerra Gonzales "Shrimp cocktail" Peeled Shrimp Garlic Clove
Large Avocados
Large Roma tomatoes
Med Onion
Large Ripe Jalapeno Peppers
Cilantro
Key Limes
V8 Original Juice
Cocktail sauce
Ketchup

Dolores Lamb, Ph.D. Avocado
Cilantro
Tomato
Black Beans
Pinto Beans
Serrano Peppers
Ancho Peppers
Black Pepper
Chipotle pepper
Chili pepper
Cumin
Garlic
Onion
Chocolate
Coffee
Salt
Tiger penis (A.K.A. Beef Brisket)
Cheese
Sour cream
Fritos

Cenk Cengiz: "Stuffed Grape Leaves( Sarma) Aphrodisiac Ingridients" Cinnamon
Pine nuts
Onions
Raisins
Honey
Parsley
Allspice

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