Artichokes are a vegetable famous for releasing oxytocin, a hormone that helps boost men’s sex drive. Adding garlic, which contains allicin, increases the blood flow to your sexual organs. And the mayo – let’s just take that as a sexual metaphor to help move things along. But when it comes to a mission, don’t expect James Bond to talk. Expect him to die a lot of “little deaths” (la petite mort) over and over again. This recipe from Sunset is a quick and fun dish with which to bring a flagging spy back into action!
Watermelon may have a viagra-like effect according to scientists. And being high in water, it is great for hydrating after a marathon night of sex. From Southern Living comes this recipe that could tastefully conceal a Walther PPK pistol for dessert. Some might say that you don’t need the gun, but “that depends on your definition of safe sex.”
Long considered an aphrodisiac in part due to their organ-like appearance, oysters are a package of sensual dynamite waiting to happen. They contain dopamine which is thought to increase testosterone, are high in zinc for sexual health, and supposedly even help increase vaginal lubrication. Oysters also have amino acids that help in the body’s production of sex hormones. While Oysters Gregory’s name might be off putting to our over-sexed spy, this recipe from Chef Jeremy Sewall will overcome any reservations. However Mr. Bond’s respect for nooky means abstaining from oysters during any month that doesn’t have an “R” in its’ name (May through August). That is when shellfish spawn.
Eggs are the ultimate symbol of fertility, and high in vitamin B which helps your immune system’s production of white blood cells. Combine this with spicy jalapeno peppers (rich in capsaicin to give your metabolism a boost) and you get the ultimate post-coitus meal to help James get back in action! This recipe is from Serious Eats. But make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling hot and spicy jalapenos or female villains for that matter.
These long, green shafts with a head on top are not the most subtle of sexual metaphors. And while other famous spies like Sterling Archer are a fan of “just the tip”, the shaft contains most of the health-promoting histamine and folate. The latter helps to promote orgasms. But much like a carrot, asparagus has an astringent skin. Peel it before cooking if you want a creamier mouthfeel. This vegetable is also rich in asparagusic acid. That is what causes your urine to stink with sulfur. Our roasted asparagus recipe comes from Kylee Cooks! It is quick to make and a great side to most center of the plate protein dishes (meat, fish, etc).
Pomegranate is great for helping to produce healthy sperm and stimulate penile blood flow. While oatmeal is known for boosting testosterone, there is some debate on if it helps with sex. These grains can reduce stress, but that in turn can lower your libido. From Mother Thyme comes this recipe that is healthy and delicious when baked fresh, or just heat it up in the oven before serving.
Avocados, also known as Aztec Testicles, are brimming with vitamin B6 as well as healthy fats and minerals. While they look like vegetable hand grenades, there is an old wives’ tale regarding their giant pits. Supposedly after scooping out the avocado flesh and mixing it into a guacamole, you are supposed to place the seed back into the mix. This “tricks” the avocado into thinking it is still an untouched vegetable and stops the guacamole from browning. This, like James Bond’s aliases, is completely untrue but a great story nonetheless. From Joyful Healthy Eats comes this recipe that is both speedy and delicious.
When you’re a spy sleeping with as many questionable women as James Bond, a shot of penicillin every now and then doesn’t sound like a bad idea. The striking marble veining in this recipe’s blue cheese is created by allowing penicillin mold (either the roqueforti or glaucum strains) to flourish. So for a quick snack after a night of dangerous romance, have some breakfast toast points! This recipe comes to us from The Creative Bite and is both a bit spicy while still sneaking in a slice of bacon.