Valentine’s Day Recipes – Love and Lemons

I hope you’ve got some particular Valentine’s plans this week! Ever since I used to be a bit child, I’ve had a tender spot in my coronary heart for heart-shaped treats. As an grownup, it’s one of the particular holidays that Jack and I have a good time. Historically, it’s the one evening a yr that he cooks by himself and no matter he decides to make is at all times a shock. Because of this his journey to the grocery retailer, with zero steerage, is roughly a 2-hour journey and by the point dinner is completed, each pot within the kitchen has been used. Suffice it to say that we’ve had some VERY late Valentine’s meals over time nevertheless it’s at all times tons of enjoyable to see what he’ll try! I’m by no means fairly certain what he’ll give you subsequent, however I assumed I’d come pop in as we speak to share a few of my favourite romantic dinner recipes in addition to a couple of festive treats.

Herb and Garlic Mushroom Pasta (pictured above)

This recipe is a superb foolproof romantic dinner in the event you don’t need to spend all evening cleansing up pots and pans like we do :).  It’s easy to make, nevertheless it feels fancy, with wonderful depth of taste from mushrooms, white wine, lemony cashew cream, and recent herbs.

Cardamom Yogurt Tea Cake for Valentine's Day

Cardamom Yogurt Tea Cake

This tangy, moist, and warmly spiced tea cake requires solely 10 minutes of energetic prep time, so it’s excellent for date evening baking. Combine it collectively, pop it within the oven, and chill out 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.

Heart-shaped meyer lemon madeleines

Meyer Lemon Madeleines 

What’s extra excellent for Valentine’s Day than mild, lemony heart-shaped desserts? Not like conventional madeleines, these guys are dairy-free, made with coconut oil as a substitute of butter. Mud them with powdered sugar, and luxuriate in with a cup of tea. Nice for baking with children!

Beet Hummus on crostini

Beet Hummus

If you happen to’ve been studying the weblog for some time, you understand that I really like the colourful colours of recent produce, so, naturally, I can’t resist utilizing daring crimson and pink beets for Valentine’s Day. Mix up a batch of this shiny beet hummus and luxuriate in it with crostini or recent veggies for a festive Valentine’s snack!

Mushroom Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese

Mushroom Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese

My tackle a traditional spaghetti bolognese, this dish will get fantastic texture from lentils, mushrooms, and walnuts. I take advantage of soy sauce, balsamic, rosemary, and sage to provide it scrumptious savory taste with none meat or dairy. It’s easy, satisfying, and nice for an Italian Valentine’s dinner at dwelling.

Creamy Polenta with Roasted Beets for Valentine's Day

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 certain to impress your date.

Cauliflower Steaks with Romesco Sauce

Cauliflower Steaks with Romesco Sauce

I first made this recipe for Valentine’s Day a couple of years in the past, and it’s been considered one of our date-night-in favorites ever since. I thicken the nutty, creamy romesco sauce with chickpeas as a substitute of the same old 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, and Kale Pasta for Valentine's Day

Winter Fennel, Sage & Kale Pasta

Quick, 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 Cakes

Valentine’s Molten Chocolate Muffins

Making molten chocolate desserts is considered one of our Valentine’s traditions. Or, that’s, considered one of Jack’s Valentine’s traditions – he makes them after which we each dig in. If you happen to’ve by no means made molten chocolate desserts earlier than, give it a go! They require simply 6 components, and so they’re a enjoyable, decadent indulgence to share with somebody you’re keen on.

Strawberry Coconut Cream Tart

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 seem like little hearts – excellent for Valentine’s Day!

Comfortable Valentine’s Day!


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