Will you be my Valentine?

Will you be my Valentine?

Happy Valentines Day, Friends!

Weather you celebrate this holiday, tonight is a good night to cook for someone you care about. Below are a few of our favorite recipes which are romantic or just perfect for enjoying with loves ones.

Today, as I walked in the streets of NYC, I was amazed by the overwhelming presences of roses and flower bouquets everywhere! At 3 times the usual price of course. Every street corner was filled with massive amounts of flowers and folks were fervently purchasing their favorites. It was as if the signs said “Love on sale here, get it before it’s gone!” I am no cynic, I am utterly obsessed with Roses as you know and nothing makes me happier than receiving flowers as gifts.

But I believe in showing the people we care about that we love them all the time. On a random Monday, just because, and for no reason other than expressing kindness, gratitude and love. If we can’t do that the other 364 days of the year, overpriced roses from the corner bodega nor the most luxe florist in town will make up for our shortfall.

And of course what better gift than to take the time to prepare a delicious meal for someone? Most of us have treasured memories of people who have cooked for us- Parents, Grandparents, romantic partners or Friends… We cherish these memories because they are a special reminder of the love and generosity we’ve received in our lifetime. So give your valentine flowers today, and make them a lovely dinner- but also do it next Thursday, and the following Friday perhaps, and then again not too far from then…

“And still, after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”

Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.”

~ Hafez

 

For your vegetarian Valentine

Chickpea & Cauliflower Coconut Curry

Green Garden Herb Basmati Rice

Cauliflower Parmesan

 

For your Meat Lovin’ Valentine

The Best Steak of Their Life with a side of Rosemary & Sea Salt Baked Potato Chips or Parmesan Smashed Potatoes. 

Hot and Spicy Thai Basil Beef Stir Fry

 

For Sensational Seafood with your Valentine

Elegant Panko Crusted Dijon Cod with a lovely Mediterranean chopped salad.

Feisty Tequila Lime Fish Tacos with a Colorful Mango Salsa, a side of Guac and a Fresh Lime Margarita.

 

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