Today I decided to curate some of my favourite recipes for a more indulgent meal for a special occasion. If you celebrate the internationally recognised Day of Love, and you are looking for ideas for what to cook for your loved one then I hope you will find inspiration in some of these recipes!

Just for the two of you


Want to start the day right with a special breakfast in bed? These “Sweetcorn & Halloumi fritters with avocado and poached eggs” make a truly delicious breakfast if you have time to indulge this Velantine’s Day. (Vegetarian, Takes ~40 minutes to prep and cook).


If you are shorter in time but still want to mark the occasion, make an easy but delicious “Chorizo Jam & Avocado Toast with Poached Egg“. This is a treat even if you are having to rush off to work straight after! (Takes 10 minutes).



If you are after a very special meal for two and you have a bit of time on your hands, I recommend making a pair of “Poussins stuffed with Boursin cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and olives“. They take a bit of effort, but are perfect to mark a special occasion! (Gluten-free, Takes ~60 minutes).


Looking for something you can quickly put together for a special mid-week meal? This simple yet delicious “Prawn & ‘Nduja Linguine” is definitely a treat! (Takes 20 minutes).

Or, if you are on the more adventures side, try making a “Steamed sea bream with chilli, lime and lemon grass” – whole sea bream stewed with a fantastic array of Thai flavours which will definitely bring something special to your table! (Gluten & Dairy free, Takes ~20 minutes).

Thai Steamed Fish

For a meat free option, make my “Roast pumpkin, sage & taleggio risotto“. Halve the ingredients to make a simple but sophisticated meal for two! (Meat free, Gluten free, Takes 50 minutes)


Treat yourself with this decadent “Lemon Syllabub” which takes just 10 minutes to put together but will make your meal feel extra special. Just halve the quantities in the recipe for a delicious dessert for 2! (Gluten-Free, Takes 10 minutes)



I hope you all have a lovely day whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not! I personally don’t tend to celebrate it but I like any excuse for a special meal, so I’ll take it! 🙂

What will you be cooking this Valentine’s Day?