Lockdown Valentine's Guide: Vegan Recipes
Whether you’re enjoying these dishes bubbled up or you’re having a virtual tasting event hosted by everybody’s favourite third wheel – Zoom, these delicious plant-based recipes are sure to set the tone marvellously, regardless of proximity.
We’ve hand-picked a few of our favourite plant-based recipes that are destined to make one special vegan Valentine’s Day dinner – so set the table, light some candles and tuck in.
Vegan recipes for Valentine’s Day dinner
The recipes we’ve picked are light, packed full of flavour and certain to whet your and your loved one’s appetites for the remaining courses.
Soup as a starter will always be a perfect introduction to a romantic dinner. Try this recipe for a super-creamy and super-green kale and parsnip soup with crispy parsnip chips, dill and fresh chillies for a professional finish.
This recipe for vegan pumpkin ravioli has been designed to put a smile on your loved one’s face. We think it’s one you’ll want to make over and over and we know (from experience) that it makes the perfect starter with a dusting of vegan parmesan and plenty of black pepper.
Moving on to the main event. We think a perfect main course is something to be thinking about for days after and with that in mind we’ve selected a few of our favourite dishes.
This rich, hearty and savoury stew will be so tender and taste as if it’s been cooking for hours, when in fact, you can put it together in under 90 minutes. Its deep thyme and red wine-flavours can be tasted through the carrots and shitake, oyster and chanterelle mushrooms, all perfectly balanced by a creamy mashed potato.
This elegant and hearty dinner is a creamy and rich pasta dish which is the perfect meal to impress. This dish will show off your culinary know-how without demanding too much attention.
Who’s ever said they’re too full for dessert and really meant it?! No one that we know, that’s for sure. Here are a few of our go-to puddings that are easy to whip up but offer maximum impact.
Everybody loves a classic pud, and what’s more iconic than sticky toffee pudding? This recipe is soft, gooey, saucy and impossible to put down.
Lastly, why not throw all the rules out the window and enjoy a giant chocolate chip cookie straight from the tin for dessert? Here’s a recipe for the biggest and chewiest cookie you’ll ever come across. Serving suggestion – we recommend plenty of vegan ice cream scooped directly on top the freshly-baked cookie in question.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you all. Whether you’re celebrating with housemates, family or partners, we hope you enjoy your meal!
by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.