Thursday, May 7, 2009

Feel Sexier with Olive Oil & Chocolate

Can Olive Oil & Chocolate Spice Up Your Sex Life?

As a healthy baby boomer living in the mountains I’d love to announce to the world that thanks to olive oil (and chocolate) I met my soul mate—and the two forbidden foods has made our romance a match made in heaven. But I am mate-less with two Brittanys and a black cat. Still, olive oil and dark chocolate has made my overall body, mind, and spirit happy. No mate in sight, though.

If you’re suffering from a lackluster libido (I’m not--but the coyotes, birds, bears, and raccoons aren’t suitable mates), olive oil, an integral food of the Mediterranean diet, may be your love ticket to feeling healthier this springtime. And if you indulge in moderation in the good stuff--extra virgin olive oil and gourmet chocolate (70% cocoa content) you'll likely feel more in the mood to make love, whether it's to the one you’re with or will be with one day in the future. Meanwhile, do as I do...Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, cuddle up with the four-leggers (or two-legger)...

What Oil Remedy to Use: Eat a nutrient-rich diet and drizzle quality olive oil over fresh, seasonal veggies and whole grain bread to pasta. And yes, yes, yes, you can bake with this heart-healthy monounsaturated fat (in moderation) on a regular basis.

Why You’ll Like It: A healthful, low-fat diet (forego high-fat processed foods) may help to maintain your blood vessels and blood flow, claim medical doctors. That’s important in enhancing sexual health, which does have its health benefits (including boosts intimacy, is good for the heart, burns calories, great for giving your skin a youthful glow, a bounce in your step, and improves sleep).

Fast Forward to Olive Oil and Chocolate
While EVOO oil may help to keep you healthy so you can maintain a healthy sex life (or be ready when Mr. or Ms. Soul Mate enters your world), chocolate is also touted (and proven) as a “love drug” for a variety of reasons. So, teaming the dark stuff with golden olive oil may be the secret to your heart. And if not at least you’ll get that lovin’ feeling from chocolate itself! Try this scrumptious recipe for you and/or your special someone this Mother’s Day, Father's Day and year-round!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

1/3 cup Sciabica Orange
Olive Oil
1 cup flour
1 large egg

¾ cup uncooked quick-
Cooking oats
1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup brown sugar

¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

½ cup chocolate chips
½ teaspoon Watkins Danish
Pastry extract ¼ cup currants raisins
¼ cup orange juice or milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a large cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, mix the olive oil, egg, sugars, flavorings, and orange juice; stir to blend. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt, an stir until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and currants.
Drop by level tablespoons (or with a 1-inch ice-cream scooper) 2 inches apart onto Reynolds aluminum (release) foil-lined cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with water-moistened tines of fork.
Bake 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Frost as desired.

(Source: Excerpt from The Healing Powers of Olive Oil (available on and ) -- with more sweet recipes for you to put to work. Recipe from Cooking with California Olive Oil: Treasured Family Recipes by Gemma Sanita Sciabica. To purchase olive oils, go to .)


  1. I agree chocolate and olive oil and miraculous! We can live well through food if we embrace it. I wish more would.

  2. I am so embarrassed! Face is still red. I have two blogs. One for writing about fine good which I write about in my books on olive oil, vinegar, and chocolate...and I predict earthquakes. Oh Dear. Google has taken the two blogs and talk about a shake-up! Sex and quakes. Still blushing.

    Yes, Cooking Photographer, luxury chocolate is heaven. And when you indulge in the infused truffles--think herbs, spices, and! Wow! Wow!

  3. Such a sex young voice and lovely hair too, so desirable. ;-)

    You deer Friend