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Foods for lovers and win a luxury massage

If you are hoping to inspire luck in love on Valentines Day, here are 10 aphrodisiac foods that might just do the trick.

The perfect menu for Valentines Day starts with a glass of champagne and and appetiser of guacamole. Follow with a dozen oysters and an asparagus quiche topped with basil.

Share a banana and finish with chocolate covered almonds and a few figs for good measure.

If you would like to treat your special Valentine with a one and a half hour mobile (it comes to you) Ripple Massage Day Spa Package, please leave a comment below.  We are looking for your most romantic Valentines Day experience, real or imagined. Check the conditions at the end of this post.

Here's what to eat and drink for Valentines Day.

1. Great champagne

Every one and everything looks better through the bottom of a champagne glass.

2. Chocolate 

Makes us happy because it contains theobromine, a stimulating alkaloid similar to caffeine.

3. Oysters 

Mighty high in zinc which raises libido. Casanova ate 50 raw oysters every day.

4. Almonds 

Regarded as fertility symbols throughout history.

5. Avocado 

The Aztec's name for the avocado tree was the 'testicle tree', and Spanish Catholic priests at one time prohibited their consumption.

6. Asparagus

Said to boost histamine production which will get you there faster, if you know what I mean.

7. Bananas 

Great for blokes evidently, except a banana left on a doorstep indicates that a marriage is about to take place.

8. Basil 

Has a warming effect and is a love-token in some parts of Italy.

9. Eggs 

An ancient fertility symbol that enhances libido when eaten raw.

10. Figs 

For their sexy appearance and texture.

Valentines Day is February 14, in case you were wondering.

Give away details:

The Ripple 1.5 day spa package is valued at $150.  There is one voucher package to be given away.

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Leave a comment below with your most romantic Valentines Day experience, real or imagined, and send me an email with your address so a voucher (valid until January 2014) can be posted to you. - Note there is only one voucher up for grabs and only one entry per person please. You must leave both a comment below and send an email to be in the running.

The competition closes at 5pm EST, February 13, 2013.

Disclaimer: This is not a paid post Ed+bK was given a voucher by Ripple Massage for this give away.

Kerry Heaney


  1. Steph Lawrence12:11 pm

    Great prize! My most romantic Valentine's day would be coming home from work to see my gorgeous boyfriend waiting (with flowers of course!) to take me for a yummy Italian dinner then home for a romantic night in :) Simple but lovely!

  2. My most romantic Val. day would be a meal prepared straight out of our garden - a salad of beetroot, tomatoes and lettuce, a spag bol made with our onions and carrots and herbs...and enjoying it all outside on the verandah under the stars with my sweetheart...perfection!

  3. Love your blog Kerry and I love to cook so I'd have to say cooking a 3/4 course meal for that someone special, take her to a secret place that has the best and clearest view of brisbane for some fine wine and dine ;)

  4. My idea of a fantastic valentines day (also my birthday) is some delicious duck at a french restaurant followed by italian gelato and a walk along the beach and home for an early night.

  5. interesting article about list of foods
    thank you very much

  6. Great article Kerry! My imagined romantic Valentines day would be to have the 2yo wonderfully babysat and then have the time to dress up, be taken out for a lovely dinner - I'm keen for somewhere I haven't been before - not Brisbane CBD but quaint, intimate and out of the way - be surprised with flowers and then home to get comfy (wink wink), watch a romantic comedy DVD and then...good night!

  7. DANNI1:07 pm

    Great post - I particularly like the Aztec's name for Avos! The most romantic thing on Valentine's Day for me is receiving a gorgeous card from my man. Unlike myself, he has a way with words on cards that just make my heart melt - it might also have something to do with the different puppy pictures on the front to. Knows the way to my heart for sure! <3

  8. My perfect valentines day would be - being picked up in a beautiful old convertible jag and whisked to the airport and taken to Lizard Island for a beautiful dinner served on the beach at sunset after a day of rollicking on the island. Beautiful dinner and a room on the ocean. bliss! In reality..... I may get a bowl of spag bowl:-))

  9. Each Valentines Day my husband and I visit the James St Markets where we buy each others favorite foods and wine.We then hire our favourite movie and spend the night at home relaxing together which is rare in our life!

  10. Wow! Some great ideas there. Hope all the partners/husbands/wives out there find some inspiration for a loved up Valentines Day.

    Keep 'em coming and don't forget to email me too.

  11. Valentine's Day 2013 wish: at home with my "Man of the Manor" chilling out on cool vibes from the "70s,80s,90s & Now" while savouring a full-bodied cab sav from a handsome Riedel glass while Matt Moran slavishly creates a memorable degustation dinner in our kitchen. The they say...would be history in the making...<3

  12. Karla.071:45 pm

    Thanks for the hot food tips Kerry. Valentine's Day for us consists of a blanket on Burleigh Hill over looking the ocean and lights of Surfers Paradise with a bottle of red, and, this year, 50 oysters and a bunch or two of asparagus!

  13. Love the chocolates. amazing treat for the love ones.


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