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Crank Up Your Sex Life with Cranberries

Updated on November 4, 2009

Cranberries for Good Health and Good Eating!

Cranberries were first used by Native Americans. They discovered the wild berry's versatility as a food, fabric dye and healing agent. When the European settlers arrived, they quickly adopted the Native American uses for the fruit and found the berry a valuable bartering tool as well.

Along with being a valuable food and medicinal tool for the Native Americans, Cranberries are also found to be sacred to Marjatta. Marjatta is a Finnish Goddess who is purported to have given a virgin birth after conceiving her son from swallowing a whole cranberry. She is featured in the Kalevala which is the Finnish book of epic poetry.

I don't believe you have to worry about the cranberry causing pregnancy, but it's not surprising this juicy little red berry is so valuable! Cranberries are among the top foods with proven health benefits, according to Amy Howell, a researcher at Rutgers University. It packs a power punch of health benefits in a sexy red berry. It’s loaded with nutrients that will help keep sex glands running and the circulatory system healthy.

As alluring as the red berries appear, raw cranberries are basically inedible as they are extremely tart. You want to make sure they are sweetened. Heating them and adding some maple sugar is a delectable way to enjoy these berries in the raw form. You can also get the benefits of cranberries in a variety of sauces, juices, and even vitamin supplements.

Baked Cranberry Brie is an elegant appetizer to serve for your next romantic meal. You may also want to try cranberry pork chops for a sensual and delicious main dish. Serve with sparkling cranberry juice for a great complementary drink. Just mix cranberry juice half and half to ginger ale and you'll have a mouth watering, refreshing drink that is as fun to drink as it is good for you. Add a skewer of lime and orange slices with a maraschino cherry for a seductive festive touch.

Baked Cranberry Brie

Ingredients:
1/4 Cup Melted Butter
4 Sheets Phyllo Pastry
1 8 ounce round Brie cheese
3 Tbls. cranberry sauce

Instructions:


Preheat over to 400 F. Brush the top of each sheet of phyllo pastry with melted butter and layer them. Place the Brie in the centre of the pastry. Top with the cranberry sauce. Bring the phyllo dough up to enclose the Brie, and twist the edges together. Brush with the remaining butter. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the crust is nicely browned. Allow to cook for fifteen minutes and serve in cut triangles.

Cranberry Pork Chops


Ingredients

4 Pork Chops
½ t. Garlic Powder
2 Cups Cranberry Sauce
3 Tbls. Water
2 Tbls. Dark Brown Sugar
Dash Ground Nutmeg
Dash Ground Ginger
1 t. Cornstarch
2 Cups Thinly Sliced Carrots

Instructions:


Start carrots boiling in a small saucepan while you preheat oven to 375 degrees. Boil carrots until tender and then drain. Place them in a baking pan that has been sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle chops with Garlic powder and arrange over carrots. Bake 45 minutes.

While the chops are cooking combine cranberry sauce, brown sugar, nutmeg, and ginger into a medium saucepan. Cook until sauce is melted. In a small bowl, combine water and cornstarch and mix until cornstarch is dissolved, add to sauce and continue to stir until sauce thickens. Place chops and carrots separately on dinner plates and cover chops with sauce. Serve immediately.

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    • HappyHer profile imageAUTHOR

      Tracy Morrow 

      8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      You're welcome! After doing the research on this one I've been incorporating more cranberries into my diet and can really tell a difference.

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      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Glad to know! Thanks for the great recipe ideas! GPAGE

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