Still looking for a great idea to impress your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Topping the list of most heartfelt gifts is a home-cooked meal. We’ve compiled the best alive recipes for Valentine’s Day dishes and grouped them into three menus. Just choose the menu you like, follow the links to the recipes, and bon appétit!
Menu 1: Vegetarian
This Middle Eastern-inspired menu uses bold flavours and will look like it was plated by a professional, even though—shhh!—the recipes are actually quite simple.
Appetizer: Marinated Feta, Olive, and Roasted Red Pepper Skewers
Main: Moroccan Stuffed Red Peppers
Side dish: Herbed Quinoa with Dried Apricots and Pomegranate
Dessert: Baked Apples with Roses
Menu 2: Seafood
Fish and shellfish always seem to be a special occasion dinner. And with seafood’s high levels of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, these dishes are as healthy as they are delicious!
Menu 3: Chicken
A chilly February night sometimes calls for old-fashioned comfort food. This menu features creamy textures and rich flavours for a decadent meal.
Appetizer: Warm Portobello Mushrooms with Spinach, Pine Nuts, and Caramelized Shallots
Main: Grilled Herb Chicken
Side dish: Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Dessert: Chocolate Pu-erh Cakes with Cashew Ganache
Add any of these to one of the menus above for an extra treat.