Here's your chance to sprinkle a little romantic magic on your valentine this year.
Nikki Shaw: Send your sweetheart several subliminal signs with a "Super Sexy Supper" (try saying that five times). Cooking for a loved one is the ultimate expression of affection. Taking the time to plan the menu, grocery shop and then prepare the perfect meal definitely says "I love you."
An "aphrodisiac" is something that stimulates sexual desire. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite was the Goddess of Love and Beauty. She was said to be born from the sea; therefore, seafood is one of the best-known aphrodisiacs. Here are a few delicious aphrodisiacs to put to the test: seafood, oysters, asparagus, avocados, strawberries, honey and chocolate. Try these two mouth-watering recipes: "Slammin' Broiled Salmon" and "Asparagus with Hollandaise" to get the party started.
Don't stop at the food: Enjoy these aphrodisiacs with drinks as well. Drop a few strawberries in your champagne glasses before you toast. Now, get double points for a delightful dessert called "Chocolate-Covered Strawberries."
"NIK TIP": Allow your "inner Aphrodite" to shine and be the perfect valentine.
In this bitter economy, I'll show you how to make life sweet right at home.
|Celebrity Chef Nikki Shaw is the owner of Flavor Caterer in Oakland, California, and was a finalist on the Food Network's "Next Food Network Star." She is the host of the radio show "Today's Flavor," broadcast on San Francisco's KBLX and webcast on WBLS in New York. She is married to LA Lakers Assistant Coach Brian Shaw and lives in both Northern and Southern California with their three children. www.chefnikkishaw.com|