Aphrodisiacs You Can Gobble This Thanksgiving

oysterstuffingTired of feeling sleepy after a big serving of turkey at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are a few recipes that will help keep you up for post-meal game time, and we’re not referring to football.

Counter the L-tryptophan in your holiday bird with some oyster stuffing. Legendary lover Casanova is reported to have breakfasted on 50 oysters a day, and scientists agree that the bivalves are rich in the amino acids that trigger higher levels of sex hormones. See how satisfied you are with this oyster stuffing recipe from The Food Network.

Or start right with the bird itself, by getting that turkey drunk. Tequila, which can raise your heart rate and stimulate other senses, makes a great marinade for fowl. Check out this recipe discussion on the Taste Tequila blog.

The best is still to come, and for dessert, we highly recommend chocolate. The goo-ier the better. We bet you’ll get everyone hot and bothered with this recipe for Chocolate Lava Muffins from Alton Brown.

If you try any of these suggestions, let us know how they worked for you. Or share your other thoughts on aphrodisiacs and food. We look forward to hearing from you!

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