Whether dining out for a romantic date or showing your love by preparing someone a special meal, there is no question that eating is a sensual act. But some foods have earned special distinction as super sexy libido boosters. For our Food & Sex issues, the Ms. Fit editorial staff decided to put the sexiest foods to the test.
When people say “tastes like chicken,” I don’t know what they’re talking about—though I do remember glaring at bites of it during dinner table stand-offs until Mom, frustrated, sent me to bed. When I was pregnant, then when our first daughter was born and solely nursing, my friends and relatives kept asking if I was going to “make” her become a vegetarian when she moved on to food.
Ms. Fit: Tell me about Raw Girls. What do you do?
Amy: Each week, we prepare a box of gourmet raw foods to be delivered to your door. All prepared simply, with local ingredients we source from local farmers in and around Memphis. In addition, we have a gourmet cold pressed juice business called: Raw Girls Juicy Cleanse, where we deliver cold pressed juices, super food smoothies, Chinese herbs, supplements and raw foods, all to support a healthy cleanse that folks won’t starve while participating in.
Ms. Fit: Let me know a little bit about who each of you are and your backgrounds.
Amy: I’m a passionate foodie who loves to work with local produce and make friends with local farmers. I attribute all that’s great about our food to the farmer. They are the ones cultivating the soil, and harvesting mineral rich produce that sustains us, as opposed to processed foods that deplete us. I base my entire menu each week on what I can find locally.
When people learn that I’ve been vegan for half of my life, they often ask why. “Is it political? Ethical? Environmental?” My response: “It’s personal.” This answer isn’t meant to be a cop-out; it’s actually an invitation to a longer conversation, my way of saying it’s more complex than one reason. It’s all of those things and more, and it is deeply rooted in a personal place.
Kimchi is Korea’s national dish and considered to be one of the world’s healthiest foods. Low in calories and with loads of vitamins and dietary fiber, Kimchi is an ideal food to kick off the New Year. One serving can provide 50% or more of the daily recommended amount of carotene and vitamin C as well as good helpings of vitamin A, B1, B2, iron and calcium. And, because it contains a variety of lactic acid bacteria, it provides great digestive properties to boot!
Perhaps you are now wondering how you can make your very own kimchi. Well, you could get all traditional and bury that shit in your backyard but let’s not get crazy! Here’s a quick and easy version of it that we sort of adapted from Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee’s Quick and Easy Korean Cooking (which is an awesome cookbook, by the way).