Spicy love salsa
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. To be honest, it does seem to be true when I’m showing off in the kitchen for my sweetie. He loves it! While I slice, blend and cook, he’ll come up behind me and kiss me. And after an elaborate homemade dinner we don’t usually just end up passing out on the couch…
Several studies have shown that we really can seduce each other by cooking a tasty meal. It seems that most women will fall for men who are able to combine flavors in an exciting way and talk about their cooking with passion. Cooking is the ultimate form of paying attention to and caring for your partner.Working together in the kitchen is also really great for your relationship because if you can make something delicious together and enjoy it afterwards, it means you can really work as a team. I myself found this surprising because when my boyfriend and I cook together, we drive each other nuts. Cooking together is possible, we just have to make clear agreements as to who does what. Rule number one in our house? There is one pilot and one co-pilot. Whoever thought of the dish takes the lead.
In any case, the saying is true. Whether you want to convince a date of your cooking prowess or remind your boyfriend why he fell in love with you, cooking for a man is always a good idea. Do pay attention to your table manners though! Bad manners can be a real turn off for guys, so don’t smack your lips, don’t whine about calories and, most of all, don’t try to feed him! Most men really do not enjoy that.
A recipe that always entices my love is this salsa with cayenne pepper. This spicy plant is not only good for your blood and metabolism, it’s also good for the heart. Doubly lovely!
8 ripe tomatoes
3 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin
2 hot red peppers
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 medium red onion
small handful chopped fresh cilantro (coriander)
4 cloves garlic
First, peel the tomatoes. You do this by heating water a half a centimeter deep in a large pan on medium-high heat. Halve the tomatoes and lay them in the pan. Meanwhile, chop the onions and garlic finely. Simmer the tomatoes until the water begins to evaporate and the tomatoes begin to soften. Remove them from the pan and peel the skin off.
Mix the peeled tomatoes, peppers and cilantro in a blender until smooth.
Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in the pan on middle-high heat. Sauté the onion and garlic in the hot oil for about ten seconds. Add the tomato mixture to the onions and garlic and stir. Season to taste with salt and pepper, cumin and cayenne. Simmer for 15 minutes on low heat. The salsa is ready when it has begun to thicken up. If it’s still too liquid, turn up the heat a bit. Allow the salsa to cool and squeeze a bit of lime juice over top.
Serve with tortilla chips, tacos, a scrambled egg or a quesadilla! Your man will love it!
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