Foods to get you in the Mood! | Viva!

Foods to get you in the Mood!

Food really can be an incredibly sexy thing.. and, if put together right, can be the way to a man or woman’s heart!
Many vegans and veggies take great pride, passion and interest in the meals they create – for themselves and especially for others.  For centuries people have connected over food and creating a delicious meal for friends or a partner really can be one of the most fulfilling things to do!

As for getting in the mood, rustling up a delicious dinner for someone can be special on its own, but even more so if you choose recipes using aphrodisiac foods or ‘mood foods’, as featured in our recipe section for example.
Torte
Pictured: Chocolate Torte

Mood Foods by category

Key ingredients: tofu, brown rice, quinoa, lentils, beans, edamame, oats
Nuts and seeds: flaxseed, walnuts, sesame seeds
Vegetables: raw spinach, cabbage
Herbs: parsley
Pulses: lentils
Fruit: strawberries, avocado, bananas, fresh fruit mix
The best bit: dark chocolate!

Also, why not visit our Vegan Recipe Club for more ideas and inspiration for dozens of starters, main courses and desserts.

quichesMake an afternoon of it... Sit and plan what dishes you want to cook, take a browse through your cupboards and then pop out to pick up any extra bits you need. 

Once the dinner is on, why not treat yourself to a warm bath with some scented oils while you wait for your company to arrive?

Lay the table, light some candles, and let the evening begin.. see where the enchanting flavours take you both…

Pictured: Mini Cherry Tomato and Vegan Pesto 'Quiches'

Don't forget the wine!
Planning a special veggie night in? Why not top the table off with a gorgeous bottle of vegan wine from Viva!'s Wine Club? Alternatively, if you are planning to buy any alcohol from a local shop or supermarket, you can check whether it's vegan by visiting www.veggiewines.co.uk.