When Valentine’s Day rolls around, love, chocolate and romantic dinners are all we can think about.
If Cupid has helped with a little bit of love or if you looking to celebrate the holiday with your besties, bypass the crowded restaurants this year and snuggle in. This Valentine's Day menu -- paired with our favorite Flowers for Dreams bouquet -- utilizes some fresh, seasonal ingredients that are fit for the most divine of meals.
Rosemary Blueberry Smash courtesy of Danielle Walker, Against All Grain
Food blogger and author of the 60-week New York Times best-selling cookbook, Against All Grain, Danielle Walker, has created a mocktail that is the perfect meal beginning or end to your romantic dinner! Light and delicious, this mocktail is filled with antioxidants and is low sugar. She has even included a healthier alternative to simple syrup!
Stuffed Mushrooms courtesy of Joanna Cook, Momma Cuisine
A small bite to kick-off your special dinner menu could not be easier then this stuffed mushroom by Joanna Cook with Momma Cuisine. The earthiness of the mushroom with the crunch of the bread crumbs that become toasted in the oven, tossed with the freshness of parsley, the sharpness of Parmesan cheese and the zing of freshly minced garlic is something worth talking about.
Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Seeds courtesy of Laura Lea Goldberg, LL Balanced
Laura Lea's fresh salad can be made with arugula or any greens that you are in the mood for. Goldberg created this light salad with pomegranate seeds, as they are a secret weapon: an aphrodisiac. Sprinkle a little or a lot in time for the next course!
Blackened Salmon with Mango-Avocado Salsa courtesy of Against All Grain
A little bit of spice is exactly what you need on Valentine's Day! Danielle Walker serves up a fabulous main course with just enough spice. The mango-avocado salsa topping the salmon is a delectable combination of additional aphrodisiacs.
Roasted Asparagus courtesy of Heather Christo
Heather Christo’s goal is to inspire and empower people and families through safe, wholesome and delicious food so they can live fully and give joy to those around them. For this romantic menu, Christo has a sweet and savory complement to the light salmon.
Sprinkles Strawberry Cupcakes courtesy of Candace Nelson, Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes
Candace Nelson knows a thing or two about amazing cupcakes, she is the founder and pastry chef of Sprinkles Cupcakes, we know, we love them too! Nelson has whipped up a Valentine's Day-worthy recipe that will make your love, your best gals and you feeling lovey dovey. Sweet strawberries paired with an extra special Sprinkles Cupcakes frosting recipe -- finally, it's all yours!