Month: July 2014

12 Aphrodisiac Foods to Eat for Hotter Sex


Feed your libido!

StyleCaster

Welcome to StyleCaster’s Summer of Sex! For the next few months, we’ll be bringing you scintillating content about—you guessed it—all things related to our favorite three-letter word. A few things to expect: Answers to pressing questions you always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask, ways to boost your own sex appeal, what being sexy means to various people, and lots and lots of eye candy. And that’s just the beginning. Brace yourselves, people: It’s going to be one hot summer.

They say you are what you eat, and while plenty of things we consume have a direct impact on your hormones, brain chemistry, energy, and stress levels, some also may serve a much sexier purpose: We’re talking about aphrodisiac foods.

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Hello, Sexy


Second only to my epic move to NYC is the grand stand I took with my hair. I did the “big chop”! The recent movement among

The Big Chop

The Big Chop

American Black women is to embrace our natural hair as attractive and sexy. Historically, we have been made to feel ugly and undesirable because our natural hair texture does not fit the mold of beauty in American society. For as long as I care to remember, I have “fried, died and laid my hair to the side”, I called this, “getting silky”.   At the first sign of any new growth, I immediately got silky.  This expression of self-hate goes against my very virtues as a seductress. I am bent on destroying all things that do not align with true love of self. For weeks, I anxiously waited for my appointment at the legendary Miss Jessie’s hair salon in Soho. The owners, Titi and Miko, are experts in natural hair, and it was in their trust that the deed was done. The Goddess of Beauty shined on me that day as Miko did the honors. She normally only tends to her celebrity clientele, I felt the universe had shifted just for me to be afforded such an honor. The “big chop” is bold. I’m bold. I’m living a bold life of owning my flaws even as I flaunt my assets, of seeing the beauty in everything and especially in myself.

Live Life As A Love Affair

For more on the lifestyle of a sacred seductress, read Kitty Cavalier’s new book, “Sacred Seduction: A guidebook, memoir and tribute to the art of seduction”, it beautifully articulates the virtues of a sacred seductress. It is through self-love and seeing the beauty in everything that allows me to LIVE LIFE AS A LOVE AFFAIR. This affair inspired me to celebrate my new attitude about my new “hair do” as I would celebrate any monumental event with a lover. I recreated a classic dessert, chocolate mousse. This sophisticated dessert best represents my new look. Its velvety texture reminds me of the curls that whirl about my tapered head. The sensual dark chocolate is undeniably sexy, I spiced it up with a subtle touch of red hot chili pepper to give it that extra edge and for kicks, I added a little kinky taste of drunken cherries as the base.

My sexy chocolate mousse is rich and is for people who love living a luscious, spicy life. Make some for yourself and for whomever and for whatever you love. The recipe is below.

 Next week I dive into the mystery of the queen aphrodisiac, cacao, in an all-out chocolate obsession!

 Until then, feed your sensual appetite.

 Honey L’Amour, a culinary seductress

 SEXY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

Sexy Chocolate Mousse

Sexy Chocolate Mousse

 Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces of Ghirardelli 72% Cacao, Intense Dark, Twilight Delight
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/8 cup of coffee, hot
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground dried red pepper
  • 1 tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 large brown egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, chilled

 

 

 

 

 

Drunken Cherries

Drunken Cherries

Drunken Cherries:

  • 32 or so fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1/2 cup of bourbon – Four Roses, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Nightcap – L’Amour Manhattan:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of Four Roses (bourbon)
  • 1 ounce of sweet vermouth
  • 1 dash of bitters

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and serve up with a few drunken cherries in the bottom.

 Amorous Cooking:

Clean and pit your cherries. Set them in a bowl. In a sauce pan, whisk together your bourbon and sugars, add in the cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, and then simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove the cinnamon sticks from the mixture, and then pour it over the cherries. Stir to combine and allow the cherries and liquid to come to room temperature and refrigerate over overnight.

Bring a saucepan of water to a simmer over low heat. Place chocolate, butter, 2 tablespoons of coffee, ground red pepper, and salt in a heatproof bowl, set bowl over the simmer water. When the butter melts, whisk the chocolate mixture gently until smooth and shiny. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.

Whisk egg yolks and sugar in another heatproof bowl over the same pan of simmering water until egg yolk mixture is foamy and hot to the touch, about 3 minutes; pour hot egg mixture into warm chocolate mixture, whisk until smooth, and set over a bowl of ice to chill. Whisk constantly until mixture has cooled to room temperature or slightly cooler.

 Pour a 1/2 cup of cold whipping cream into a chilled metal bowl, whisk until cream holds soft peaks. Place about 1/2 of the whipped cream into the cooled chocolate mixture, gently fold the cream into the chocolate. Repeat with remaining half of whipped cream, folding gently until nearly all the streaks have disappeared. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

 To serve, place a tablespoon of the drunken cherries at the bottom of 4 martini glasses, and pipe chocolate mousse through a star tipped baker’s bag in a circular motion until martini glass is filled. Top with a dollop of whipped cream, sprinkle with shaved chocolate and place a maraschino cherry on top.

 *makes 4 servings

 REVIEWS:

Sexy Chocolate Mousse, Honey L’Amour

“The Best Darn Curly Hair Period”, Miss Jessie’s

“Sacred Seduction: A guidebook, memoir and tribute to the art of seduction”, Kitty Cavalier

Whet My Appetite


Fire Island, NY

Beach Picnic

My weekend kicked off with the stimulating words of the Titillating Tongues at erotic poetry night. Every 3rd Friday, the poets tantalize with their prose at Le Poisson Rouge. They left my ears burning with whispers of delight as I prepared tidbits for the next day’s get away. I have been craving to go to the beach, and was off to Fire Island. I have very little knowledge about the beaches that line the 400 miles of coastline alongside Long Island and did very little research, but I decided on the one that sounded becoming to me.  Fire Island, sounds like a good place to fan the flames of my desire.  I filled my beach bag with homemade pasta salad and strawberry lemonade, chunks of watermelon, a huge piece of chocolate fudge layer cake from Junior’s, that was gifted to me, and a new snack product to sample, Exotic Harvest vegetable chips by Terra. At 9 o’clock the next morning, all decked out in my beach garb, I started on my journey. The food seduction began right away with an irresistible iced coffee that teased, “your straw never had it so good”. Oozing with whipped cream and chocolate syrup, I happily boarded the LIRR train buzzed and looking forward to the Sayville stop. The premonitions of what was to come continued to

Fire Island, NY

Fire Island, NY

warn, when a billboard ad for Hubert’s lemonade read “consuming this product may cause joy”. The shuttle transported us the rest of the landlocked way to the Sayville Ferry. A gracious offering of food and drink was my pleasure while I waited. Sipping on a margarita, the floating Empress took me far away to escape for the day. On the recluse beach I found a lovely spot to lay, intoxicated and hypnotized by the ocean waves, I fell into a deep sleep, resting in nature’s peace. Once awakened, I drifted to yet another place, escorted by water taxi to Cherry Grove for a seafood plate, where I was welcomed to the land of the erotic sex life of food in the south bay.

Cherry Cafe

Cherry Cafe

Cherry Cafe

Seafood Bucket

Images of blissful cherries dangled juicily to greet me on my way to The Cherry Lane Café. Live entertainment, a red-lit room, a menu featuring bottomless mimosas and a philosophy to eat, drink and be cherry sounded like a fine afternoon.

I met two sensationalists at the bar. One, I’ll call Pleasure, the other, I’ll call Desire. They amused me with their charm and playful ways and were my guides for the remainder of the day. My seafood bucket, potently erotic with gluttonous amounts of clams, mussels and shrimp fascinated the eye when they arrived. We each practiced eating seductively, consuming the energy of Aphrodite. Sucking them, reveling in them, lips glistened by the juices that trickled down our chins, swooning as we swallowed, fully satisfied in the presence of the divine.

Cherry Grove

Sweet Licks

For dessert, it was Sweet Licks, a double scoop of strawberry cheesecake ice cream and a sugar cone for my kicks. With the slogan to “lick me until I scream”, I simply could not resist. Down to the last lusty bite, it was absolutely delicious.

The sun started to set and it was time for me to be on my way, my beachfront play was almost done for the day.

Boarding the shuttle to head back to the City, I looked toward the pleasure island, a rainbow shone over the Cherry Grove, where I treasured surrender in a pot of gold. The “islanders” were vivacious and live life in full abandon. I pledged to forever more surrender to my pleasure and desire, to set my kitchen, Café L’Amour, to a burning white fire, to reveal the hidden secrets in eating, and to satisfy the twin appetites of food and sex.

 My weekend ended with a glass of Dr. Ruth’s Vin d’Amour (really) and episode 2 of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex”.

 What whets your appetite?

 To your sensual pleasure,

Honey L’Amour, a culinary seductress

Pleasure

Pleasure

Desire

Desire

 

 

  “In order to give pleasure, you have to know pleasure.”

Dangerous Beauty

 

 

 

 

 

Beachfront Pasta Salad

  • 2 cups of bowtie pasta
  • 1 zucchini, julienned
  • 1 squash, julienned
  • 3 Dorot crushed garlic cubes
  • 5 Dorot crushed basil cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of sundried tomatoes
  • mozzarella balls
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • A score of olive oil
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Prepare pasta according to package instructions. In a skillet over medium-high heat, drizzle enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan, add the garlic cubes, basil cubes and  sundried tomatoes, incorporated well, add zucchini and squash and sauté, salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat, add cooked pasta, squeeze in lemon wedge, mix well, place in a tupperware bowl, add mozzarella balls to your liking, cover and refrigerate until ready to pack up for your beach picnic.

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Fire Island, NY

Fire Island, NY