Valentine’s Day is a special day when most devotees love to surprise their partner with a romantic meal, either in a restaurant or with a homemade dinner. And is there anything better than spoiling your partner with a sumptuous meal that not only tingles the taste buds of your partner, but also gets both of you in the mood?

For centuries it has been claimed that certain food has specific aphrodisiac properties. By definition, an aphrodisiac is a food, drink or substance that enhances sexual desire. How does it work with your food? Some aphrodisiacs reduce stress or increase blood flow while stimulating the production of dopamine in the brain – all of which contribute to increasing your libido.

If people say that the path to a man (or a woman) goes through the stomach, I invite you to get there faster! Eating is a completely sensual sensation – it’s erotic, provocative and pleasurable. However, we seem to pay more attention to practical aspects: How fast can we cook it? Or, how many calories and carbohydrates does it contain?

I would love to give you some special recipes and ideas that encourage you to cook, eat, drink, love and have fun. If you’re looking for more passion in your life, forget the bedroom and look into your kitchen instead!

Here is an example of a soulful menu. Do not forget to switch on the atmospheric music!

Romantic Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Romantic Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Arugula and coriander (cilantro) are wonderful love drugs. The natural aphrodisiac qualities of these herbs stems from the trace minerals and antioxidants each contains, which are essential for the health of your reproductive organs. This sauce is going to really please you:
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2


  • 1/3 cup vegan mascarpone cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes in oil virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • a pinch of pepper salt
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • a dash of coriander arugula
  • a pasta of your choice


  • Take sun dried tomatoes, cut into smaller slices and sauté in the oil. Add onion and chopped garlic. Let simmer, add spices and in the end, mascarpone.
  • Boil the pasta according to directions. Strain pasta and toss with your sauce.
  • Top with coriander and rucola.

Drink Lovenade


This love drink as spicy as the ginger root is going to make tonight very intriguing. It’s gonna be sweet and spicy!
Ginger has many health benefits: it warms up the body and increases the heart rate. Add some matcha and mint into it and your aphrodisiac lovenade will stimulate your senses!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 2


  • 30 ml gin
  • 30 g fresh ginger root
  • 150 ml water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • honey to taste
  • 1 teaspoon matcha pulver
  • 2-4 mint leaf to garnish


Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices and mint.
Keyword drink, gin, recipe, romantic

Be sweet like Beautiful Liar

Beautiful Liar Cake

Potatoes and sweet potatoes were hailed as aphrodisiacs when they were first brought into European countries and thus are introduced in this cake. In a surprising combination with cacao, which stimulates the senses and heightens feelings of joy and pleasure, this cake is an amazing aphrodisiac! You can be sure your night will be really hot!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 2


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup of almond butter
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or coconut flour
  • 1 cup Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao or even more if you like it dark
  • a pinch of salt

Tip: To make this dish even more arousing for your lovemaking night: add raspberries, cherries, strawberries, oranges or grapes, each of which are great sensual foods.


    • Preheat your oven to 180˚C. Then, take your sweet potato and make it hot, so hot you can peel it off, boiling it for about 15 minutes. After that, cut it slowly into chunks.
    • Heat the dates by leaving them in a hot water bath for about 20 minutes. When they are nice and soft, blend them together with potato until smooth and wet.
    • Add the rest of your love ingredients. Mix again until moist and tender. Pour all the mixture into a baking pan on a baking sheet. Cook for about 30 minutes and remove from oven. Please, don’t be too fast! I know you want to try it! Let it cool down until it sticks together. Top with even more chocolate and fruit. You can also make a nice cherry sauce. Just heat juice from your cherries in a small pan, add carob or cocoa powder, a little bit sugar if you like it sweeter, and 1 tablespoon of flour. Stir continuously, until it reaches the consistency you like


    Beautiful Liar
    Keyword dessert, easy recipe, sweet

    Let me know if your mouth is watering and how was your date!

    Have a wonderful time, full of chocolate, lots of fun, laughter and love!



    Pictures by: Philipp Grüner & Franc Enskat


    1. Marci says:

      We have to try it out ❤️

    2. Roland Hall says:

      The recipes look wonderful, will be tempting to taste, to explore for healthy moods and a boost for my libido!

      1. Playcookwithme says:

        I’m sure it will dear Roland!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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