12 recipes perfect for a delicious Valentine’s Day

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    12 recipes perfect for a delicious Valentine’s Day
    12 recipes perfect for a delicious Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is around the corner. But that doesn’t mean you have to go out to celebrate your love for one another.

    Restaurants and cafés can be very crowded on a day like this. If you want to avoid being overwhelmed by everyone staring lovingly into each other’s eyes, there’s no reason why you can’t stay at home and still have a very special evening to celebrate the Day of Love.

    Here are 12 of our favourite Valentine’s Day recipes to spoil that special someone in your life.

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    Drinks

    Every dinner should start with something nice to drink. As it’s Valentine’s Day, you might want something a little more special, or adventurous, for the occasion. Here are two cocktail and one mocktail recipes to get the night going.

    Strawberry Mojito
    Strawberry Mojito

    Strawberry mojito

    What better way is there to start off your Valentine’s dinner than a colourful, delicious strawberry mojito? The mixture of the strawberries, limes and mint together with the rum is the perfect combination for a perfect evening.

    Spicy honeydew margarita
    Spicy honeydew margarita

    Spicy honeydew margarita

    Treat your tastebuds to a fun and adventurous drink before dinner. The lime, honeydew and orange liqueur is perfectly complemented by the jalapeño, giving it a spicy flavour.

    Lemon rosemary mocktail
    Lemon rosemary mocktail

    Lemon rosemary mocktail

    Just because you don’t drink alcohol, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun. This tantalising lemon rosemary mocktail is so fresh and yummy. You might even consider making it for another occasion as well.

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    Appetisers

    Valentine’s Day is a special occasion, so it’s important to do it right. Get your tastebuds excited for the rest of the meal by serving some appetisers. You won’t regret it!

    Cheesy pastry twists
    Cheesy pastry twists

    Cheesy pastry twists

    This is a fun and delicious dish to start off dinner. The cheesy puff pastry twirls infused with rosemary will have you wanting more.

    Beetroot hummus
    Beetroot hummus

    Beetroot hummus

    If you’re not in the mood for a full-on appetiser, having a few snacks and biscuits with dips can be just as delicious. This beetroot hummus will look beautiful on the plate and it’s so yummy!

    Creamy potato and fennel soup
    Creamy potato and fennel soup

    Creamy potato and fennel soup

    Want something a bit more cosy to start off the meal? This delicious creamy potato and fennel soup is comforting, yet it’s still small enough to have you looking forward to the rest of the meal. And it’s vegan!

    Main course

    The main course is the one thing that most people look forward to. So make sure you splurge on this part with these three yummy recipes.

    Steaks with mushroom sauce
    Steaks with mushroom sauce

    Steaks with mushroom sauce

    If you’re a meat-lover and want something hearty, this delicious take on steak with a creamy mushroom sauce is just the thing. Pair it with roasted veggies for the perfect meal.

    On-tray salmon and potato vegetable bake
    On-tray salmon and potato vegetable bake

    One-tray salmon and potato vegetable bake

    In the mood for a lighter meal? This one-tray salmon and potato vegetable bake is an all-in-one meal. Plus, you won’t have a lot of washing up to do afterwards.

    Curried vegetable and chickpea stew
    Curried vegetable and chickpea stew

    Curried vegetable and chickpea stew

    Want something a bit more hearty and comfy to wow your date? This flavourful curried vegetable and chickpea stew is the answer to all your prayers. It’s also perfect for someone following a plant-based diet.

    Dessert

    What is Valentine’s Day without something sweet? Boring! That’s why it’s important to end your dinner on a high. These super-delicious recipes are the perfect way to end a lovely dinner and be the start of a romantic night.

    Individual plum blackberry crumbles
    Individual plum blackberry crumbles

    Individual plum and blackberry crumbles

    A delicious dessert for a cold Valentine’s night is always a winner. Serve the individual plum and blackberry crumbles with your choice of cream, ice cream or custard.

    Strawberry yoghurt crepes
    Strawberry yoghurt crepes

    Strawberry yoghurt crêpes

    Want something fun, light, and easy to cook? This strawberry yoghurt crépes are fool-proof, but still very delicious — especially if you don’t want a really rich dessert after dinner.

    Chocolate avocado mousse
    Chocolate avocado mousse

    Chocolate avocado mousse

    Chocolate is almost synonymous with Valentine’s Day, therefore we can’t set up a menu without it. This decadent chocolate avocado mousse is rich, creamy and delicious, plus it’s vegan!