Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Nicholas Culpepper, a renowned English botanist and herbalist, once stated that asparagus "stirs up lust in man and woman." Some people say asparagus is considered an aphrodisiac simply because of its phallic shape, but in fact its suggestive form has nothing to do with its aphrodisiac effect. Being rich in potassium, folic acid, vitamin A and vitamin E, it amazingly stimulates sex hormones and glandular function. Asparagus, like an all-purpose medicine, can boost up your sex drive and enhance your general well-being.
How to cook asparagus
Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese
1 lb medium-sized asparagus
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
salt and black pepper
Rinse asparagus and diagonally slice into small pieces, about 2 inches each.
Boil water in a medium saucepan (only half full).
Put asparagus slices into the boiling water and immediately reduce to a simmer.
After 2 minutes, remove from stove and drain the water.
Mix asparagus with the other ingredients in a bowl.

Stir Fried Asparagus with Ginger
1 lb medium-sized asparagus
4 -5 slices fresh ginger
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup roasted cashews or almonds
salt and pepper
Slice asparagus into bite-sized pieces.
Heat olive oil in a skillet (at medium heat).
Add ginger slices and let them sizzle for about 30 seconds - 1 minute.
Add asparagus. Stir fry for 4 - 5 minutes or until crisp.
Add nuts, salt and pepper and stir fry for another 30 seconds.

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