I hope you’ve gotten some particular Valentine’s plans this week! Ever since I used to be a little bit child, I’ve had a delicate spot in my coronary heart for heart-shaped treats. As an grownup, it’s one of the vital particular holidays that Jack and I have fun. Historically, it’s the one evening a 12 months that he cooks by himself, and no matter he decides to make is all the time a shock. His journey to the grocery retailer, with zero steerage, is an roughly 2-hour journey, and by the point dinner is finished, each pot within the kitchen has been used. Suffice it to say that we’ve had some VERY late Valentine’s meals through the years, nevertheless it’s all the time tons of enjoyable to see what he’ll try! I’m by no means fairly positive what he’ll provide you with subsequent, however I assumed I’d pop in right this moment to share a few of my favourite romantic dinner recipes and some festive treats.
Herb and Garlic Mushroom Pasta (pictured above)
This recipe is a foolproof romantic dinner. Should you don’t wish to spend all evening cleansing up pots and pans like we do, it’s excellent :). It’s easy to make, nevertheless it feels fancy, with superb depth of taste from mushrooms, white wine, lemony cashew cream, and recent herbs.
Cardamom Yogurt Tea Cake
This tangy, moist, and warmly spiced tea cake requires solely 10 minutes of lively prep time, so it’s excellent for date evening baking. Combine it collectively, pop it within the oven, and calm down along with your companion till it’s able to eat! Serve this cake with dollops of yogurt or coconut cream and your favourite recent fruit.
Meyer Lemon Madeleines
What’s extra excellent for Valentine’s Day than gentle, lemony heart-shaped desserts? In contrast to conventional madeleines, these guys are dairy-free, made with coconut oil as an alternative of butter. Mud them with powdered sugar, and revel in with a cup of tea. Nice for baking with children!
Should you’ve been studying the weblog for some time, you already know that I really like the colourful colours of recent produce, so, naturally, I can’t resist utilizing daring pink and pink beets for Valentine’s Day. Mix up a batch of this vivid beet hummus and revel in it with crostini or recent veggies for a festive Valentine’s snack!
Mushroom Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese
My tackle a traditional spaghetti bolognese, this dish will get fantastic texture from lentils, mushrooms, and walnuts. I exploit soy sauce, balsamic, rosemary, and sage to offer it scrumptious savory taste with none meat or dairy. It’s easy, satisfying, and nice for an Italian Valentine’s dinner at residence.
Creamy Polenta with Roasted Beets
I needed to get yet one more beet recipe into this checklist, and this creamy polenta is to not be missed! It’s topped with roasted & uncooked beets tossed with a zippy lemon dressing, sautéed spinach, roasted onion, and crispy chickpeas. Bursting with contrasting colours, textures, and flavors, it’s positive to impress your date.
Cauliflower Steaks with Romesco Sauce
I first made this recipe for Valentine’s Day a number of years in the past, and it’s been one in every of our date-night-in favorites ever since. I thicken the nutty, creamy romesco sauce with chickpeas as an alternative of the standard breadcrumbs, that means that it’s completely gluten-free. Tip: prep the sauce a day prematurely, and this dish will come collectively in minutes!
Winter Fennel, Sage & Kale Pasta
Brief, curly noodles wind round caramelized fennel, briny sun-dried tomatoes, crunchy walnuts, and loads of kale on this vibrant winter pasta. Lemon, sage, and a splash of white wine end it off, making for a deceptively easy, scrumptious meal that you just’ll make for a lot of date nights to come back.
Valentine’s Molten Chocolate Muffins
Making molten chocolate desserts is one in every of our Valentine’s traditions. Or, that’s, one in every of Jack’s Valentine’s traditions – he makes them after which we each dig in. Should you’ve by no means made molten chocolate desserts earlier than, give it a go! They require simply 6 substances, and so they’re a enjoyable, decadent indulgence to share with somebody you like.
Strawberry Coconut Cream Tart
That is the best tart recipe on the market, however that doesn’t make it any much less scrumptious. The filling is manufactured from coconut cream with a splash of vanilla & maple, and the gluten-free crust takes seconds to make within the meals processor. My favourite half? The strawberry halves on high appear like little hearts – excellent for Valentine’s Day!
Completely satisfied Valentine’s Day!