How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Some people love it, and others hate it. We fall somewhere in between. It is nice to have a day to remind us to love and be loved. Most of the time, for us, that day is February 9, not February 14.
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But we think we should feel love every day and show our partners love all 365 days of the year. That said, love is love is love, and romance is always nice. And romance with a side of Valentines Day PIZZA is even better.
If you are looking for a way to impress your partner or soon-to-be partner, we have the perfect idea for you, make a homemade Valentine’s Day pizza to show your special person how much you care. And if you are worried you don’t have the pizza skills, we have you covered with an authentic Italian pizza kit.
What is an Authentic Italian Pizza Kit?
An authentic Italian pizza kit makes you into a pizzaiolo for the evening. The kit comes with a pizza dough mix, sauce, and canned mushrooms; all you need to do is add it all together and sprinkle your favorite cheese on top for a simple homemade pizza for Valentine’s Day dinner.
If your special Valentine likes to get hot with super spicy foods, then we have another amazing pizza kit option, Mike’s Hot Honey Pizza Gift Set. It’s spicy and sweet, just like your favorite Valentine.
This pizza kit includes dough mix, pepperoni, pizza sauce, pizza cutter, and hot honey to drizzle over your homemade pizza or anything else that needs a little sweet heat.
How to Make Valentines Day Pizza
Both of these pizza kits make it easy to make a homemade pizza even if you have never done it before. The pizza dough mix is all ready to go. Just add water. The sauce just needs to be opened, and you can grate your favorite cheese to go on top.
If you are feeling inspired, you can even shape your Valentine’s Day pizza in the shape of a heart to get your special someone to swoon.
One pizza kit includes sautéd mushrooms and the other pepperoni, which are both excellent pizza topping choices. But for a Valentine’s Day pizza, let’s go all out and make sure the meal is special by adding mood-boosting foods to help you cozy up with your loved one.
What are Aphrodisiac Foods?
Aphrodisiac foods are foods that are thought to get people in the mood for sexy time. Aphrodisiacs, named after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, are foods said to spike sexual desire and enhance libido.
Basically, aphrodisiac foods have special compounds that are connected to heightened sexual desire and performance. Compounds like capsaicin in chili peppers enhance bodily sensations, and antioxidants in salmon, garlic, and almonds improve blood flow.
Historically cacao and chocolate have been connected to sexuality and romance for ages. Chocolate’s connection to sexual desire and openness dates back to the Aztecs. Chocolate has phenylethylamine, known as the chemical of love, and has tryptophan and serotonin, both known to boost feel-good vibes and increase pleasure.
And research shows that foods rich in flavonoids, fruit like berries and red wine, are connected to lower erectile dysfunction. Some foods, like oysters and figs, are thought to increase desire simply because they resemble sexual organs.
Asparagus has been associated with sexual intimacy across cultures. Obviously, it has a phallic shape, but aspasrug is rich in calcium, vitamin E, and potassium and is believed to increase energy. And the aspartic acid in asparagus neutralizes excess ammonia in the body, which is connected to low libido.
The Greeks wrote poetry about asparagus, the French consumed it in excess before weddings, and the Karma Sutra suggested making it into a paste.
We know what you are thinking, do aphrodisiac foods really work? Well, there is anecdotal evidence and historical evidence, but it is difficult to know for sure. But if you already like the foods on the list, why not eat more of them?
They are all healthy, of course; chocolate and red wine shouldn’t be consumed in excess, but the rest are known as healthy foods, so why not try and see if they help you when it’s time to be alone with your special someone?
Here is a list of some of the foods thought to be the most aphrodisiac foods in the world.
- Hot chilies
- Pumpkin seeds
- Red wine
The Best Valentine’s Day Pizza Combinations
All of these foods can be pizza toppings, so why not make your Valentine’s Day pizza extra special with these unique and maybe erotic pizza combinations?
You may have noticed that garlic makes the aphrodisiac list. Garlic is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, but of course, the smell may make you question whether it should be on the list. For some, garlic is a sexy smell, but if you don’t fall into that category, you can make garlic more palatable by roasting it first.
To roast garlic, just take a head of garlic and cut the tips off the ends, but don’t peel it. Drizzle with olive oil and bake in a tinfoil pouch at 400º F for 45 minutes. Roasting garlic makes it less pungent, and it has a creamy, almost buttery texture.
You can remove the cloves and add them to pizza or bruschetta or just pop them in your mouth or your partner’s mouth with consent first, of course. Nobody wants a surprise garlic clove in their mouth.
Check out our favorite Valentine’s Day pizza combinations. We hope you and your Valentine love them as much as we do.
- Gorgonzola with pears and honey
- Smoked oysters with asparagus and red onion
- Smoked salmon, asparagus, and red onion
- Carmelized onions with figs and gorgonzola
- Fresh basil with roasted garlic and buffalo mozzarella
- Proscuitto, arugula, and garlic
- Hot peppers with figs and blue cheese
- Smoked ham, pineapple, and slivered almonds
- Roasted red peppers, pumpkin seeds, and Parmesano Reggiano
- Smoked oysters with pomegranate seeds and hot chilies
How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?