Feeling a bit sad and lonely this Valentine’s Day? For those of us not coupled up, Valentine’s Day isn’t exactly a fun time. That’s why we’re here to remind you just how great it is to be single. Treat yourself to the perfect ‘anti-Valentine’s Day’ menu this February 14th, by indulging in all of these deliciously fragrant, messy and utterly self-centred recipes!

To drink: The Moscow Mule

Start your evening off right, with this tasty and refreshing cocktail! One of the benefits of being single is that you can drink all the carbonated beverages you like, without the bloating fear.

For starters: Best-ever chicken wings

While these chicken wings may make your mouth water, they’re not exactly date-night food. Revel in the fact that you can suckle and nom away at these bad boys to your heart’s content, with no other half to be repulsed by your sloppiness.

For mains: Better than Bolognese

If you’ve ever seen ‘Lady and the Tramp’ and thought, “Aw, how romantic!” during the spaghetti scene, then you’re just plain lying to yourself. Eating spaghetti and meatballs (or Bolognese) is not, and never will be romantic — especially if you’re sharing a noodle! Just think about the mess — nobody wants to see you slurping spaghetti all night with sauce dripping down your chin. Bask in the joy that this perfect spag Bol recipe brings as you slurp up each delicious bite, and enjoy the fact that you don’t have to share it with anyone.

For sides: Garlic bread

Garlic bread just so happens to be one of the tastiest, yet smelliest foods around. Not ideal when you’ve got a hot date, but lucky for you that’s not a problem! Indulge in all of the garlic-flavoured foods you like and appreciate the fact that nobody is going to be smelling the consequences —well, other than you of course.

For dessert: Molten lava chocolate mug cake

Do you find cooking for one kind of depressing? Are you always making too much food and stuck with leftovers? This single serving of molten lava chocolate mug cake is just what you need! The perfect sweet treat to finish off your night of ‘anti-Valentine’s Day’ delights.

Check out our Valentine’s themed recipes here.