Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so get ready to indulge! Instead of going out to a restaurant this year, why not celebrate at home and plan the perfect, most romantic dinner for two? Bentall Kennedy Residential Services has you covered with four delicious Valentine's Day recipes for the love-struck holiday.
Pasta Alla Norma
There's no need to stress over preparing a fancy meal at home this Valentine's Day. With this delicious pasta recipe, and its easy-to-follow instructions, your special someone will feel like they're digging into a restaurant meal. Pasta Alla Norma is a Sicilian dish with basil, eggplant and pecorino cheese. It will leave your mouth watering! This recipe is alcohol-free, but you can add a splash of a dry, crisp white wine, like a Pinot Grigio, if you like. The wine will blend into the tomato-based sauce nicely.
Crispy Duck with Apricots
Talk about an elegant meal! This Crispy Duck and Apricot recipe will definitely impress your significant other. It does require more time and more ingredients than some of the other recipes we're sharing today, but it's all worth it in the end. It won't take you more than 35 minutes to prepare from start to finish. To spice things up, add some Pinot Noir to the mix and voila! You have yourself the perfect Valentine's Day dinner!
Chocolate Chia Mousse
Is it event Valentine's Day if you don't dig into some chocolate or a sweet dessert? This Chocolate Chia Mousse is simple to make and will leave you wanting more – especially if you love chocolate. The best part is that you only need a few ingredients (chia seeds, nut milk, cacao powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, sea salt and cacao nibs) to whip it up. This recipe is vegan, so it's perfect for impressing the herbivore in your life – or anyone who is lactose intolerant.
Chocolate-Caramel Sandwich Cookies
These scrumptious Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies are a sweet and portable treat – perfect for this special occasion. You can make the cookies to enjoy as a yummy snack on the go or serve them as the perfect addition to an elegant meal. The recipe involves a three-step process that takes a little over an hour to execute, but the gooey caramel centers and rich, dark chocolate cookies are totally worth it in the end.