Friday, April 26, 2013

Walnuts ~ Aphrodisiacs from A to Z

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Walnuts, like pine nuts earlier in the alphabet, provide a very satisfying crunch between one's molars and are damned tasty as sundae toppings and in carrot cake. But what've they got going on for them that makes them aphrodisiacs?

Y U SO SEX-AY?
Walnuts contain the amino acid arginine, which is known to be helpful in numerous ways, among them, improving "athletic performance." (Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink.) (OK, so as a natural Viagra, it's not exactly a libido starter, but damn; W's a hard letter, y'all!)

Don't overdo it with the walnuts, though; too much arginine in your system can be problematic for some folks.

RECIPES

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26 comments:

  1. walnuts -- mmmmm!

    I can't wait to see what you have for X, Y, & Z!

    Almost done, thank god!

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    1. Yes, thank God! I'm sooooo beat from April!

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  2. W is a hard letter.

    I have a co-worker who bakes all the time and puts walnuts in everything. And I do mean everything. Now I suddenly understand why...

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  3. Yay! Finally an aphrodisiac I can get behind. I love walnuts (almonds and cashews, too). There are few things yummier than chocolate brownies with walnuts. I"m salivating just thinking of them!
    Great post! :-)

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  4. Walnuts are one of the few nuts I can eat w/o needing to go to the hospital but I don't make a habit of eating them much. And I don't want him eating them too much either, just in case.

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    1. That's interesting. I wonder what makes walnuts more tolerable for you...

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  5. As a matter of fact, I'm having a walnut topper on my salad for lunch at my day job today. Maybe the lady in the cube next to me might enjoy a drink and conversation after work?

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  6. Mina, the food porn picture of the walnut is luscious. I eat a walnut, hazelnut, almond mix once a day. Supposed to ensure I live forever. Ha! Thanks for more great recipes and fun facts. I think you could turn this blog series into a book. Think about it! I'd buy it to have the recipes and info all together!

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    1. LOL, "food porn." I reckon if the recipes were mine that *would* be a grand idea. :-D

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  7. Interesting. And I'd never really looked closely at the interior of a walnut before, but those shapes look a bit like people, getting up to... you know, all sorts. :)

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    1. Hmmm...hadn't initially thought of that (surprisingly) but now that you mention it, there do seem to be hints of orgiastic fun going on in the pic...

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  8. Walnuts are a very sexy desert topping. Thanks for today's excuse to eat!
    Shawn at Laughing at Life 2 & Reading Practice

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    1. "Walnuts...a very sexy dessert topping" should be the new campaign slogan for the things, don't you think? :-)

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  9. OMG, hands down the best A to Z topic imaginable! I'll catch up later.

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    1. LOL, thanks Tonja. Hope you dig the rest. :-)

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  10. I just love some walnuts. Grind em' up and slap em' on my cone. Ice cream cone!

    I reckon you can get walnuts at "Wal-Mart" :)

    Right, I is outta' hea....

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    1. Probably, but I never shop at Wal-Mart, if I can avoid it. (Which I totally can, so I don't.) :-)

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  11. Mmmm...Carrot cake. Mmm...carrot cake. And fig rools and spiced rum and vanilla latte. I shall be kickin' it!

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    1. I know, it's enough to make a person ravenous!

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  12. Walnuts seem like the most unsexy thing, but then, as I stare at them long enough, they do resemble something.

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  13. Ya know, I put walnuts in pesto too...I detect a theme here *pesto is best date night dinner ever*

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