Friday, February 11, 2011

Dark Chilli-Infused Fondue


1 100 gram bar of organic dark 70% chocolate
½ cup 35% cream (organic preferred)
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons water
2 dried, chopped red chilies

Break up chocolate and put in saucepan with cream and water
Over low heat, stir with small wire whisk until smooth
Add red chilies and stir
(if too thick, add few drop water and whisk to blend

Suggested dippables:
Strawberries, mango, avocado
Strawberries, mango, avocado, chilies and dark chocolate are all considered aphrodisiacs due to their nutrients and their action on sexual desire

Chilli peppers and its phallic shape contain capsaicin which is where the heat comes from - this compound increases blood flow and stimulates the nerves – they contain vitamins C, A, B complex, antioxidants, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium

Avocado was deemed an aphrodisiac by the Aztecs for its appearance and include nutrients essential to sexual health including vitamin E, beta carotene, magnesium , potassium, protein

Strawberries besides being the symbol of Venus have been sexy since the ancient Romans – they contain antioxidants, vitamin C, flavonoids, folic acid, dietary fiber

Mango in Southeast Asia considered a symbol of male sexuality, where in India men are prescribed mango therapy to increase virility – they are rich in vitamin E and contain vitamins A, C, K, B6, potassium, zinc, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus, fiber

Recipe courtesy of Green & Black’s Organic Holiday 2009

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