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Spicy Zucchini Bread with Nuts

This is my favorite recipe. I got it from my grandma and used the products from esutras. These wonderful spices and herbs make it even better :)
I have used this dish as a conversation starter for many get togethers and parties. Everyone is always raving about this zucchini bread.

3 cups all-purpose flour1/4 cup whole wheat flour1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon baking powder2 teaspoons Garam Masala (eSutras Organics)1 tsp sesame seeds1/4 tsp Clove ground (eSutras Organics)1/4 tsp Fennel ground (eSutras Organics)1/4 tsp Black peppercorns coarse ground (eSutras Organics)1/4 tsp Nutmeg ground (eSutras Organics)3 eggs1 cup vegetable oil  2 1/4 cups white sugar3 teaspoons grated ginger2 cups grated zucchini1 cup chopped walnuts1 tablespoon chopped dry datesDirections:
Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and all dry spices, except black pepper together in a bowl.Beat eggs, o…

Aphrodisiacs, do you know them? Check these Itsy Bitsy Love Bites

The sexual power of food has been enhancing our libidos for centuries. We've all heard that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach and those foods like truffles, oysters and asparagus contain chemicals that arouse us or improve sexual performance.

But what about the less well-known , easy to find aphrodisiacs that have been in use for thousand of years around the world? Can almonds, oats, crushed beetles or chocolate turn us on? Take our quick quiz and find out how to spice up your life - in the kitchen and out...

1)  Which of the following should you eat if you're trying to increase production of sperm, testosterone or vaginal lubrication?
Dairy productsOrangesWhole grainsCoffee 2) Which food contains a chemical very similar to the male sex hormone?
PlumsTrufflesPrawnsAsparagus 3) Why does a mouthful of chocolate make us feel so damned good?
 The sugar triggers the release of serotonin  the body's 'feel-good' chemical and produces endorphins in …