You probably know that oysters are an aphrodisiac, but as a vegetarian, that doesn't do you much good. Here are some vegetarian aphrodisiacs to consider for Valentine's day or some other occasion for a romantic meal.
Use chickpea sprouts in place of boiled chickpeas to make raw hummus. It tastes quite a bit different than regular hummus, but it's just delicious in its own way.
I call this broth my magical elixir because it's the first thing I turn to when I'm sick, tired, or suffering from allergies. It's quick, easy, and full of ingredients with various healing properties.
White beans and black olives combine with various herbs and veggies to make a hearty soup.
A rich, garlic-heavy sauce that goes especially well with pasta, eggplant, and strong cheese.
Pistou is the French version of pesto - the only differences are that there are no pine nuts and the Parmesan cheese is commonly replaced with coarse salt, making it safe for vegans.
The perfect recipe to enjoy fresh summer vegetables and herbs; it can be served half a dozen different ways.
This white bean and tomato soup flavored with sage and thyme is an elegant alternative to minestrone.
A typical Mediterranean dip, made mostly of olives and olive oil. Traditional recipes include anchovies, but there is absolutely no need for them here.
This classic Italian soup is always vegan.