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Plate up some seriously stunning veggie delights this Valentine's Day. We have mouth-watering recipes that are easy to make and bursting with seasonal flavours like our goat's curd & spring greens salad starter, served with popped buckwheat, to get the meal underway. Slices of sweet pink candy beetroot hint at romance as well as contrasting with the creamy, sharp cheese to excite the tastebuds.
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Cosy up with cocktails
First, welcome your special guest with a lipsmackingly good cocktail. Keep it classy with a delicate Earl Grey martini served in teacups for a quirky touch. The bergamot oil in the tea leaves delivers a lovely citrus flavour. Or for an energising caffeine hit, try one of our 5 ways with coffee cocktails. If you want to add a little fizz to the evening, check out our 4 easy prosecco cocktails.
We have many quick Valentine's Day cocktails for cheeky tipples that anyone can master. But if you or your loved one are teetotal, you can pick from our selection of non-alcoholic drinks to set the mood.
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Make an eye-catching salad that tastes as good as it looks. Our courgette carpaccio uses a mix of veg, cheese, fragrant mint and toasted pine nuts. Or warm their cockles with roasted red pepper & tomato soup with ricotta – it can be prepped in 10 minutes flat. Scatter over a few basil leaves, mixed seeds and drizzle a little oil for that professional finish. Following the Italian theme, how about artichoke bruschetta for a simple and speedy antipasti, leaving you more time to devote to your Valentine.
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The main dish
The best recipes are often the simplest and Italian cooking adheres to that philosophy, as well as evoking an air of romance. We love this divine hazelnut & oregano pasta. Creamy, satisfying, full of flavour and texture, this elegant main is an instant win and takes just 22 minutes from prep to plate.
Or try our four-ingredient cheat's gnudi as a lighter option. These delightful dumplings are a blend of spinach, herby cheese and breadcrumbs, best enjoyed with a drizzle of olive oil and a scattering of grated veggie cheese. Serve with slices of rustic sourdough bread to mop up the oil.
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Pick from simple yet sophisticated desserts that look restaurant-worthy when plated up but don't take hours to make. Stay on trend, too, with our peanut butter parfait with salted caramel crunch. You can make it extra arty by painting a salted caramel stripe onto the plate with a light scattering of crushed peanut brittle.
Fancy something chocolatey to share? Our boozy chocolate fondue with a hint of cinnamon and ever-popular salted caramel is perfect for dunking and dipping. Simply add a splash of brandy, Tia Maria or Baileys to take it to the next level. Or go all out and make one of our heart-shaped bakes and desserts for a truly showstopping pud.
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