Unless you are Jennifer Garner or Jessica Biel, there are reasons to be excited about February.
Because it is the month of love!
Valentine’s Day is a holiday that gives us a legit excuse to indulge and pamper not only ourselves but also the people whom we hold close to our hearts.
But instead of the typical chocolates and roses, how about showing your love and gratitude in a way that’s remembered for a bit longer? How about doing something that’s not routine, and has a personal touch to it? How about cooking an indulgent meal for your significant other?
If you like the idea, here’s a three-course plant-based menu that’s perfect to impress your special someone. We’ve listed two options for each course, so mix and match them the way you like!
Course 1: Starters
Quick to make, these samosas are the perfect way to kickstart your party. Made with cauliflower, herbs, and pantry staples, this recipe is truly delicious and really fuss-free. Replace the mangoes with juicy blanched tomatoes if you prefer fresh, in-season produce.
Grilled Tofu Skewers With Spicy Peanut Sauce
Looking for some bite-sized indulgence? How about some grilled tofu skewers with a spicy peanut sauce? This simple recipe is the perfect blend of spice and nice and can be prepared ahead of time. Trust us when we say that this scrumptious starter will be devoured in minutes.
Course 2: Mains
Coconut Chickpea Curry Recipe
Want to make a lip-smacking curry that doesn’t take hours of prep, can be made in just one pot, and is out of the world delicious? We read your mind — All you need to do is some basic chopping and, voila, it is ready in minutes!
Serve it on a bed of hot steaming rice.
Vegan Miso Mushroom, Squash and Chestnut Wellington
Plant-based Wellington? Now we can imagine the shock on your face, but that’s actually a thing. A perfect centerpiece for your lovely valentine’s day dinner, this recipe is filled with the goodness of miso mushrooms, butternut, prunes, and toasted breadcrumbs.
Course 3: Desserts
Vegan Chocolate Pots
What’s a romantic rendezvous without a chocolate dessert? This splendid recipe by Jamie Oliver uses tofu along with decadent dark chocolate, vanilla bean paste and maple to create something magical.
Check out this recipe in the following video:
Banana Nice Cream WIth Avocado Chocolate Sauce
Banana Nice Cream is a recipe that we shared with you all a while back. Not only is this recipe simple to make, but the best bit is that it can be made at home, from scratch, using just one ingredient. Try it with a drizzle of avocado chocolate sauce for a fancier touch to the evening!
There you have it. A simple, no fuss, yet delicious three-course menu for you to try out this Valentine’s Day.
Ready to have more fun with plant-based recipes? Try our 30-day Meatless Mornings challenge and be on your way to feeling GREAT!