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Ideas for the best Valentine's Day - 31 recipes

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Chocolate Beetroot Cake

 Looking for something indulgent? These velvety chocolate beetroot cakes will hit the spot. 

INGREDIENTS

  •  1.3 cups beetroot
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4/5 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Melted dark chocolate

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. 
  2. Put the beetroot, eggs, oil and lemon juice in a food processor, and blend until smooth.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the flour and sugar.
  4. Add the blended beetroot mixture, and mix until smooth. 
  5. Add the baking powder and mix until fully incorporated. 
  6. Pour the batter into silicone cake moulds. 
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, or until you a pick comes out clean. 
  8. Top with melted dark chocolate, and enjoy!

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Decadent, luscious and creamy with drizzled with Burnt Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 2 pkgs. brick cream cheese
  • room temperature
  • 500 ml sour cream
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/3 cup + 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1/2cup chopped 50% dark chocolate
  • melted
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 lg eggs
  • Crust:
  • 2 sleeves
  • crushed Oreo cookies
  • 3-4 tbsp melted shortening
  • Caramel Topping:
  • 1/4 cup dolce de leche condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup caramel topping
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt (for sprinkling)
4.1/5 (127 Votes)

It's summer... You should bake something to celebrate.

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This roasted Brussels sprouts salad with prosciutto, pomegranate and Feta cheese makes a great side dish on your Ho

  • 500g (1.1lb) Brussels Sprouts
  • 80g (2.8oz) Feta Cheese
  • 60g (2.10oz) Unsalted Butter
  • 50g (1.8oz) Jamon Serrano or Prosciutto
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 Large Pomegranate
  • A Pinch of Salt & Pepper
5/5 (21 Votes)

It's hot outside... These recipes are no-sweat!

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This is the simplest version of chocolate covered strawberries I know

  • 16 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves
4.8/5 (15 Votes)

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Lamb, mint, fig, asparagus, forbidden rice, and wine; what could be more sexy and romantic? This romantic meal can

  • Forbidden Rice:
  • 5 spring green onions
  • 1 cup black forbidden rice
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon grass herb blend (tubes in produce section)
  • 4 dried Black Mission Figs
  • remove tough stem
  • chop in small pieces
  • 1/4 cup toasted almond slivers
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons merlot pinot
  • 1/3 cup fig preserves
  • 1/3 cup fig balsamic vinegar (this is too much)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (plus ½ T)
  • 2 tablespoons green mint jelly
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • Lamb:
  • a American Lamb racks
  • frenched (8 ribs)
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Garlic Salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic olive oil
  • Grilled Asparagus:
  • 1 tablespoon garlic olive oil
  • 10 asparagus spears
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
4.4/5 (46 Votes)

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Toss strawberries with 1 Tbsp

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries
  • sliced
  • 1 pkg. (85 g) Jell-O Strawberry Jelly Powder
  • divided
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp. Magic Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
4.8/5 (14 Votes)

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On a foil lined baking sheet, rub turkey with olive oil, salt and pepper, and bake @ 425 for 1 hour or until juices...

  • For Filling:
  • 2-3 lb. turkey breast on the bone with skin
  • 1 lb. Cloverdale Pepper Bacon
  • 1 lb. crumbled bleu cheese
  • 1/2 lb. crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 lb. shredded port wine cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb. cremini mushrooms
  • 2 large white onions
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 2-tbl flour (measurement varies depending on how much bacon fat you end up with)
  • 1 bunch of broccoli tops
  • 1 tbl. Crushed garlic
  • 1 tbl. Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • For Crepes:
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbl melted butter plus a little more for cooking crepes
4.5/5 (21 Votes)

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A creamy and luscious sauce surrounds tender chicken, a rainbow of bright vegetables, tossed in long slippery stran...

  • 400g fresh dried egg Tagliatelle
  • noodles
  • 1 chicken breast
  • sliced across the grain to 1/8"-1/4" slices
  • 1/4 each of red & orange thinly sliced bell pepper
  • 1/2 chili pepper (or to taste)
  • 4 cremini or oyster mushrooms
  • sliced
  • 1 small onion
  • sliced
  • 2 asparagus spears
  • woody ends snapped off
  • cut into 3" pieces
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp. roasted
  • salted chopped pistachio nuts
  • 250ml 35% cream
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
4.3/5 (12 Votes)

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What says LOVE better than Bacon? This casserole is as easy as it is pretty/

  • 1/2 lb. apple wood smoked bacon
  • 1/2 ls. hardwood smoked slab bacon
  • 6 oz. triple crème Brie
  • 4 sheets of phyllo dough
  • 4 tbl. Dijon mustard
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes (8-10 tomatoes per casserole)
  • 1 leek
  • 1 large shallot
  • 1/8 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 individual casserole dishes
4.1/5 (21 Votes)

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Omelette with a touch from the Indian spice rack

  • Eggs -2
  • Oil - 1 tbsp + greasing
  • Chopped Onion - 1/2 cup
  • Chopped Green Chillies - 2 Nos.
  • Cilantro - 2 sprigs
  • Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
  • Turmeric Powder - a pinch
  • Salt - 2 pinches (1 pinch for 1 egg)
  • Crushed Pepper Powder - a pinch
  • Heart shaped metal cookie cutter - For valentine's day
4.3/5 (3 Votes)

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This recipe is especially made for romantic couples like us

  • For Pizza Bread
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon of active dry yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar/ Honey
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 3 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • Toppings for Heart Pizza
  • 10 sliced mushroom
  • 1 cup of bell pepper (orange
  • red
  • yellow)
  • 1/2 cup of sliced onion
  • 3 tablespoon of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of Rubbed thyme
  • Olive oil for brushing/spraying
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chilli flakes (optional)
4.3/5 (4 Votes)

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