Being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a lavish meal – or ten! It’s a celebration of love, after all, and what better way to romance yourself than with bountiful breakfasts, luxurious lunches, and delectable dinners that celebrate you. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about anyone else’s food preferences or be self-conscious about going in for seconds! So, let your grocery list be a love letter and start planning a day of pampering for yours truly. No reservations required.
Risotto with Spinach and Peas
Maple Teriyaki Salmon with Rice and Broccoli
Orange Garlic Chicken with Rice
Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin with Warm Rice Salad
Surprise yourself with an unforgettable start to the day by enjoying a smorgasbord of special goodies. Think Belgian waffles smothered in fruit, eggs benedict drizzled with lush Hollandaise, a stack of chocolate chip pancakes, and assorted toasts. Using fresh ingredients is the gift that keeps on giving because they can be used in multiple dishes, so whisk yourself off to your local farmers’ market, fancy cheese store, or butcher shop to pick up a myriad of morsels for every meal.
Smashed Avocado Toast with Jammy Eggs
Pink Breakfast Bowls with Berries
Protein Boosted Waffles
Steamed Eggs in Tomato Sauce (Shakshuka)
Clear your calendar and settle in for an afternoon of celebratory snacking. Imagine you’re lounging on a tropical island and give yourself permission to try a taste of everything. Calories don’t count on vacation. That’s the rule.
Shrimp and Crab Stack
Summer Squash Flatbread
Smoked Onion Dip
Avoid overbooked restaurants and bustling crowds eating off a boring prix fixe menu and transform your kitchen into a feast for the senses. Switch on some music, dim the lights, and graze upon a buffet of bites, all specially picked for you by you.
Steak with Peppered Parmesan Sauce and Roquefort Potatoes
Biltmore Lavender and Tellicherry Pepper Osso Buco
Cranberry and Camembert Stuffed Chicken with Mustard Sauce
Plank Grilled Pesto Salmon with Mushroom Orzotto
Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without dessert, so be sure to save room to shower yourself in a variety of tempting treats. And no one’s stopping you from keeping the festivities going all week long, so bake in batches and freeze the rest to remind yourself every day that you’re lucky to have… you.
Aloha Carrot Cake
Antonio Bachour: Crème Brûlée with Tropical Fruits