Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spices to add in the kitchen to spice up life in the bedroom

We can go a long way to increase our libido and heat up our sex life in the bedroom from the comfort of our very own kitchen. Most people I know have a love / hate relationship with food and sometime with their libido as well. In my quest to find all things sexy and sexual I ran across Ayurveda. This is an ancient principle of healing that dates back several thousand years. Ayurveda is brought to us by the same culture that brought us the Kama Sutra, "you're welcome".

SPICE! Yummy. In several ancient traditions such as Ayurveda as well as emerging western healing traditions, spice and food is being determined to have various health benefits. Spices are a great tool to add into our kitchens for their health benefits and libido benefits!

Warming spices such as Cinnamon, Chilis or Peppers, Mustard, Ginger, Clove & Garlic are used to "start the fire" within. Warming spices are great in the fall and winter as it assists us in creating heat within our bodies and heat in the bedroom. They are fairly easy to incorporate into our daily lives without a lot of time spent in the kitchen. I've put together my favorite sexy spices for you and little ways to incorporate them into your daily meals and spicy sex-capades.

Cinnamon Yummy and warming! Cinnamon Spiced Apple Cider is a great fall drink to warm your up and help get you hot! It smells absolutely great as it infuses the whole house with the smell of cinnamon and cider. They don't make $25 Yankee candles with this scent for no reason. It creates a warm, comforting environment within the home and when we are warm and comfortable intimacy comes easily. As Cinnamon heats up your body it also heats up your sex drive. (yippeee cinnamon) The pectin in apples is also believed to increase the libido as well. Apples have been prescribed as remedies for various ailments for the last 6500 or so years, so the sexy, luscious red apple is here to stay and when combined with some yummy warming cinnamon it can light that internal fire. There are many ways to combine these two sexy powerhouses Apple pie, Bakes apples, Apple Bread Pudding. (OMG I'm so hungry)

Chilies and Curries Warms you up just thinking about it. Chilies have a chemical called capsaicin, this hot little gem releases epinephrine. Epinephrine or adrenaline in turn releases endorphins which temporarily relieve stress and improve our mood. Epinephrine has been shown to have some pain relieving properties which may also allow the "chili pleasure seeker" to feel freed to experience more pleasurable sensations. When eating spicy foods your body displays some reaction in sweating, increased heart rate and a feeling of euphoria, kind of like what happens when you have SEX!!!!

Mustard Seeds I know right. But Mustard seeds have been used for centuries for a multitude of ailments from hair-loss to cancer to low libido. The mustard seed is a source of internal bio-energy for the body. It's know to treat problems such as stress, depression, anxiety & some sexual dysfunction. My honey introduced me to the seeded types of mustard and their yumminess with a tender steak. (The steak also provides protein for your sexual Olympics so "Yeah Steak") Mustard Oil in combination with another vegetable oil is a great massage oil as it warms the body externally, as it does when we have a nice mustard with steak.

Ginger has that exotic taste, the awesome smell and many documented health benefits including the increase of blood flow to the sexual organs. You can enjoy ginger in so many ways like tea, ginger spiced dishes and a yummy salad with ginger dressing. I found this super delicious, sexy, sweet recipe Clementines in Ginger Syrup.
Photo By: William Abranowicz

Cloves are another warming spice that increases the blood flow, body temperature and energy. They can be added into many dishes to create that heat we need to get our motors running. A little clove and orange marmalade spread over a nice baguette in the morning can be a great wake me up (and keep me up). There are a variety of recipes you can find online, the one I've used is Clove and Orange Marmalade. This particular recipe is fairly easy to make and contains honey which is another aphrodisiac as well as delish!

Garlic I love garlic it can be added to many main dishes for flavor. But Garlic aside from being an awesome flavor-ite (yes, it's a made up word too) it helps promote the production of the enzyme, nitric oxide synthase or NOS. NOS plays a large role in the process to achieve and maintain an erection. One of my favorite things to make on the weekends is roasted garlic and tomato salsa, it tastes good, is easy and barely lasts through Saturday night. Plus it helps the honey keep at the ready. (whoot me)

There are a multitude of spices that warm the body and therefore the libido that I know of but have a bit of struggle to incorporate into my cooking routine. So if you have recipes (that are easy) for the following spices let me know. These other spices include but not limited to... Saffron, Fenugreek, Fennel, and Cardamom. Cardamom is a great spice that is added to Chai teas and I know that you can get the Oregon spice chai tea in premix, but it's just not the same as having a great Chai recipe.

So anyhoo, these spices are a great way to increase our heat internally and in the bedroom. Get to cooking, get hot, stay safe and as always....

Stay Curvy


  1. Reblogged this on Sexilicious and commented:
    Ohhhhh, and I have a NEW apron to wear to rawr!!!

  2. RAWR RAWR RAWR! HEHE Put away the chocolate syrup we have work to do. *wink wink*

  3. Ahhhhhhh - but the apron is so pretty and well, um, backless :oops:

  4. YOU ARE AWESOME!!!! The show was by far the best EVER!!!! Thank you one million and one times! You my new hero!!!!

  5. mmmmm you do ???? Interesting, might make early morning breakfast more interesting...i think double chocolate chip pancakes with rich dark chocolate syrup strategically placed would be good... Idea ideas ideas...