21 Foods to Serve Your Significant Other on Valentine’s Day

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Be careful: These dishes are so good, your date might fall in love with them instead of you
Dessert: Heart-Shaped Brownies

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21 Foods to Serve Your Significant Other on Valentine’s Day

21 Foods to Serve Your Significant Other on Valentine’s Day

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It’s never too early to start preparing for Valentine’s Day, the most loving holiday of the year! It’s the day you get to do something truly romantic with that special someone, though we suggest doing so year-round. Often times we make reservations, hoping to take bae to a romantic dinner, only to find ourselves stuck in an enormous line feeling extremely frustrated. Avoid the V-Day stress this year by impressing your significant other with a fantastic home-cooked meal. 

Appetizer: Cherry Almond Baked Brie

Appetizer: Cherry Almond Baked Brie

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This appetizer’s aroma can be smelled throughout the house, so your date will get excited for your meal as soon as he or she walks in. It’s super easy to make, looks incredibly impressive, and tastes unbelievable thanks to the dried cherries, cinnamon, and almond combination.

Click here for the Cherry Almond Baked Brie recipe.

Appetizer: Goat Cheese and Chorizo Crostini

Appetizer: Goat Cheese and Chorizo Crostini

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Simple and elegant, this crostini has chewy bites of chorizo and soft goat cheese that make it an unbelievable appetizer. You can alter this recipe by adding roasted red peppers to give the crostini a festive look for V-Day.  

Click here for the Goat Cheese and Chorizo Crostini recipe.

Appetizer: Raw Harvest Kale Salad

Appetizer: Raw Harvest Kale Salad

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This refreshing harvest salad starts dinner off light with kale, apples, carrots, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds. Lightly sprinkle this salad with a lemon-flax seed dressing for a completely vegan starter.

Click here for the Raw Harvest Kale Salad recipe.

Appetizer: Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Avocado Cream Sauce

Appetizer: Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Avocado Cream Sauce

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Roasted poblano peppers are stuffed with a mixture of ground beef and Jack cheese and are topped with a creamy avocado sauce for a Mexican-inspired appetizer.

Click here for the Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Avocado Cream Sauce recipe.

Side Dishes: Cheesy Grits Casserole

Side Dishes: Cheesy Grits Casserole

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A small amount of decadent cheese never hurt anybody. With a creamy texture and sharp white Cheddar accents, these grits make a perfect pair to any filet or meaty dish.

Click here for the Cheesy Grits Casserole recipe.

Side Dishes: Citrus and Honey Glazed Carrots

Side Dishes: Citrus and Honey Glazed Carrots

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These roasted carrots are glazed with naturally sweet honey and orange flavors. Add in a dash of bourbon and these sautéed vegetables are unbelievable.

Click here for the Citrus and Honey Glazed Carrots recipe.

Side Dishes: Creamed Spinach with Nutmeg

Side Dishes: Creamed Spinach with Nutmeg

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Creamed spinach makes a classic side dish, but this recipe really shakes things up with the addition of nutmeg. Pair this side with any main course for a leafy green addition to your plate.

Click here for the Creamed Spinach with Nutmeg recipe.

Side Dishes: Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Olives

Side Dishes: Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Olives

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This Mediterranean-flavored side would make a great addition to any fish entrée that you’re cooking. Filled with vegetables, this side will help you keep those New Year’s resolution diets.

Click here for the Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Olives recipe.

 

Dinner: Cheese-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Steaks

Dinner: Cheese-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Steaks

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“Cue the cool jazz. This juicy steak with a savory blue-cheese-and-chive topping has all the makings of a classic night out. Table for two?” — Athenos

Click here for the Cheese-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Steaks recipe.

Dinner: Eggplant Rollatini with Spinach

Dinner: Eggplant Rollatini with Spinach

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Get fancy with this vegetarian Italian dish that stuffs fried eggplant with a ricotta, mozzarella, and spinach mix. Your date will surely be impressed with your ability to make vegetables taste so incredible. 

Click here for the Eggplant Rollatini with Spinach recipe.

Dinner: Goat Cheese Risotto with Broccoli Rabe

Dinner: Goat Cheese Risotto with Broccoli Rabe

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Creamy risotto is a fancier alternative to any ordinary pasta dinner. With flavors of white wine and garlic, the broccoli rabe provides a nice vegetable contrast to the rich rice.

Click here for the Goat Cheese Risotto with Broccoli Rabe recipe.

Dinner: Grilled Lobster with Lobster Jus

Dinner: Grilled Lobster with Lobster Jus

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The only thing better than taking your boo out for a lobster dinner is serving one up in your own home. This recipe makes grilling lobster even fancier by adding a homemade lobster jus that is made with white wine, tomatoes, and cognac.

Click here for the Grilled Lobster with Lobster Jus recipe.

Dinner: Oysters in Garlic Butter

Dinner: Oysters in Garlic Butter

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Oysters are widely known as an aphrodisiac, making them a fantastic entrée to serve if you’re trying to heat things up in the kitchen. Serve these in a bread bowl for an impressive visual and as a way to soak up the addicting garlic butter sauce.

Click here for the Oysters in Garlic Butter recipe.

Dinner: Seared Divers Scallops with Vegetable Stir Fry

Dinner: Seared Divers Scallops with Vegetable Stir Fry

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This healthy dinner will help you stick to those New Year’s resolution diets, while still impressing your date. Large sea scallops are sautéed to perfection, and pair well with the zucchini, carrot, and red pepper stir-fry.

Click here for the Seared Divers Scallops with Vegetable Stir Fry recipe.

Dinner: Spicy Crab Linguine with Basil

Dinner: Spicy Crab Linguine with Basil

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Spice things up in the kitchen with this exquisite linguine recipe. This dish uses fresh white crab meat, basil, lemons, and olive oil to produce an outstanding meal. If you’re looking to make it even lighter, substitute normal linguine for our zucchini linguini!

Click here for the Spicy Crab Linguine with Basil recipe.

Dinner: Tuna Tartare with Cucumber-Cilantro Broth

Dinner: Tuna Tartare with Cucumber-Cilantro Broth

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Sushi-grade tuna looks very impressive and provides a healthy and light dish to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Save the ridiculous money you’d spend on this at a restaurant, and make the recipe at home instead.

Click here for the Tuna Tartare with Cucumber-Cilantro Broth recipe.

Dinner: Walnut-Crusted Salmon with Crispy Broccoli and Pilaf-Style Couscous

Dinner: Walnut-Crusted Salmon with Crispy Broccoli and Pilaf-Style Couscous

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Salmon, a beautiful pink fish perfect for V-Day, is filled with healthy minerals and nutrients to keep your holiday light. This salmon has a nutty crust that’s offset by the crunchy golden broccoli and the light couscous.

Click here for the Walnut-Crusted Salmon with Crispy Broccoli and Pilaf-Style Couscous recipe.

Dessert: Chocolate Lava Cake with Warm Liquid Center

Dessert: Chocolate Lava Cake with Warm Liquid Center

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Your date will be overwhelmed when you present this perfectly cooked lava cake. Top it off with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and sliced strawberries shaped into a heart.  

Click here for the Chocolate Lava Cake with Warm Liquid Center recipe.

Dessert: Heart-Shaped Brownies

Dessert: Heart-Shaped Brownies

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Easily make heart-shaped brownies by whipping up this decadent fudgy recipe and then using a cookie cutter to shape your hearts. Your sweetie with think you’re adorable when you present a batch of heart-shaped desserts.

Click here for the Double Fudge Brownie recipe.

Dessert: Raspberry Chocolate Heart Tart

Dessert: Raspberry Chocolate Heart Tart

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This raspberry tart is incredibly easy to make and looks fantastic on any table. Your bae won’t be able to get over how adorable your chocolate heart tart is, and you’ll smile knowing it took you less than 30 minutes.

Click here for the Raspberry Chocolate Heart Tart recipe.

Dessert: Red Velvet Cheesecake

Dessert: Red Velvet Cheesecake

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Red velvet is the standard cake of Valentine’s Day, but there’s nothing ordinary about this recipe. This cake uses cheesecake for unbeatable flavors, but still has red elements to show your Valentine’s Day spirit.

Click here for the Red Velvet Cheesecake recipe.

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