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Valentine's Day (Vegetarian) Dinner Menu

Updated on October 29, 2014

Romantic Vegetarian Dinner Menu for Two

Looking for a romantic idea to celebrate Valentine's Day? Why not avoid the rush of busy restaurants, stay in and enjoy a home cooked meal? Cooking takes time, and there is nothing like spending time with your sweetie. Send the kids to grandma's then make your favorite foods; cook together; set the mood with soft lighting (think candles!) and romantic music (you may even feel like slow dancing in your living room); sip champagne with dessert cuddling on the sofa (or in a bubble bath, or bed).

Below is a simple yet delicious menu (with recipes) for two which happens to be vegetarian but would be enjoyed by all food lovers. Enjoy!

Valentine's Day Dinner Menu - Vegetarian recipes for two

remember the wine or champagne

Vegan Beer, Wine & Liquor

Kitchen Supplies

Calimyrna Figs (1 Pound Bag) - No Sugar added
Calimyrna Figs (1 Pound Bag) - No Sugar added

for the cheese plate.

these figs, in particular, will work for the heart shape.

 
Emeril by All-Clad E96440 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Square Grill Pan Fry Pan Cookware, 10-Inch, Black
Emeril by All-Clad E96440 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Square Grill Pan Fry Pan Cookware, 10-Inch, Black

for the grilled caesar salad.

you will need this type of pan for grilling the romaine indoors.

 
Cuisinart Chef's Classic 12 Quart Pasta/Steamer Set 4pc, Stainless Steel
Cuisinart Chef's Classic 12 Quart Pasta/Steamer Set 4pc, Stainless Steel

for the puttanesca.

this set makes cooking pasta a snap.

 

Romantic Dinners for Two - Create a Romantic Experience

Romantic Dinners for Two
Romantic Dinners for Two

Revolutionizing Romance is Chef Robert and Barb Catherine's motto. Their cookbook Romantic Dinners For Two is about creating romantic experiences. What is included in the book is a DVD that shows you easy step by step instruction on how to create each recipe. Chef Robert shows you how easy it can be to prepare three four coarse dinners in the comfort of your own home. What is also on the DVD is a segment where Barb shows you how to set up three romantic scenarios, a dining room,fireplace and bedroom. The book and DVD compliment each other, both are set up the same so the user can follow along with the book and DVD at their pace. What is also included in the book is a tear-out invitation to be used if the user wants to surprise their love and plan for the up coming evening. To plan for the evening we have also included a tear-out seven day planner and grocery list to help the user prepare for their evening. Through-out the book there are mood enhancers to give you ideas on what you might want to do. Also we added conversation igniters to help if needed to keep the dinner conversation interesting.

 

Vegetarian Aphrodisiacs

The Food of Love

After extensive research into the aphrodisiac qualities of vegetarian foods, The Vegetarian Society can recommend the following.Enjoy!

Asparagus

A classic in the aphrodisiac world. Whether boiled or steamed the asparagus is an effective stimulant. This erotic shaped vegetable is best, cooked and consumed whole. Part of the lily family, asparagus contains plenty of vitamin A and C. Consume over three consecutive days for the most powerful effect.

Almond

Associated with passion and fertility, their aroma is alleged to excite women and is therefore a common ingredient in creams and soaps. Almonds are delicious in cakes, biscuits, and pastries.

Avocado

To the Aztecs this fruit was known as ahucatl, which means 'testicle', but it was left to the Spanish to spread the news of the avocado's stimulating powers. In the confessional Catholic priests forbade it to their parishioners.

Bananas

As well as an erotic shape the banana has also been associated with erotic energy in the Tantric tradition. Legend has it that the serpent that tempted Eve hid in a bunch of bananas. Bananas are also rich in B vitamins believed to help manufacture sex hormones.

Chocolate

One of the undisputed kings of aphrodisiacs. Chocolate has been used to stoke the flames of passions all over the world. Its powers on the sexual appetite have led to a chocolate ban being imposed in some monasteries. Chocolate contains chemicals thought to effect neurotransmitters in the brain. Legendary bed hopper Casonova was a serious chocolate fanatic and always tucked into some before entering the boudoir.

Chilli (the hot pepper)

Powerful taste followed by a powerful aftermath! The chilli is fiery in more ways than one, watch out, the red ones are even more potent than the green. Chilli power helps stimulate the circulation and contains capsaicin, a substance known to induce a temporary high - be careful not to become addicted. Chilli is also a great source of vitamin C.

Celery

The humble celery has been used to treat a number of ailments including high blood pressure and has been found to contain a number of anti-cancer compounds. Its stimulating effects are well known in Sweden where the famous Swedish author Hagdahl described celery as 'straight forward arousing'. Crushed celery seeds are particularly potent and can be used in breads or for salad dressing. The Romans dedicated celery to Pluto their 'god of sex'.

Carrots

This root vegetable was used extensively by early Middle Eastern royalty to aid seduction. The carrot is said to be particularly effect aphrodisiac for men. Originally from Afghanistan carrots are a great medicine and have been shown to be anti-cancerous, artery protecting and a great source of beta- carotene.

Figs

This erotic, fleshy fruit is said to act as a powerful sexual stimulant. Originally from Syria, it is one of the oldest known plants. Ritual copulation followed the arrival of the new fig crop in Ancient Greece and it is said to have been Cleopatra's favourite fruit. For the ancient Greeks the fig was one of the sacred foods associated with fertility and love. In some Southern European countries wedding guests throw figs (instead of rice) at the newly weds, as a sign of fertility.

Mustard

Believed to have a powerful effect on the sexual glands, a folklore remedy for impotence recommends rubbing the male member with mustard. In the Middle Ages mustard paste was used as a stimulant and smeared over the body. The Bible describes it as 'the greatest amongst herbs'.

Pine Nuts

Many nuts are rich in zinc, a lack of which is said to cause impotence and infertility in men. Pine nuts especially have been used for centuries to make up love potions. The Roman poet Ovid (a vegetarian) in his work 'The Art of Love' selected 'the nuts that the sharp-leafed pine brings forth' as an effective and powerful aphrodisiac. Arabian scholars such as Galen recommended one hundred pine nuts, before going to bed. Nuts have also been found to be an effective brain food, due to a substance called boron that increases electrical activity in the brain.

Raspberry & Strawberries

Both raspberries and strawberries, combined with Champagne are regarded as powerful aphrodisiacs. Both invite love and are described in erotic literature as fruit nipples.

The Vegetarian Society can not be held responsible for the activities resulting from the consumption of these foods.

[via The Vegetarian Society]

I'm making this exact menu and planning a sensual surprise for my DH.. :)

What are you doing for Valentine's Day?

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      sociopath-free 3 years ago

      Very healthy ideas on this lens!

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      Laura Brown 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My nephew is visiting me from university in Sudbury.

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      Good ideas!

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      mecheshier 4 years ago

      What a fabulous lens! Love your ideas and menu!

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Great lens idea!

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      First this is a site that I will pass on to both of my veggie sisters.

      Second never and I mean it never view sites like this when you are hungry.

      Third thanks for the ideas.

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      taroawand9 4 years ago

      Great and lovely foods. I like this lens.

      This video is sharing some great ideas for gifts for him ... have a look -

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO6FcmiPjFI

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      Sam 5 years ago from Australia

      Looks delicious! (and I hate vegetarian food)

      Wonderful lens.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i love vegetarian food. it's healthy and non-fattening. blessings for this romantic dinner lens.

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      Lauriej1 5 years ago

      Love it!!

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      athena2011 5 years ago

      Loved the grilled caesar salad. Yumm.Squidliked your lens.

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      Julianne Gentile 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      A sensual surprise? Woot! Happy Valentine's Day!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i'm feeling hungry..............

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      Winter52 LM 5 years ago

      I don't think that there was one thing that I didn't like on your menu! It looked awesome!

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      Joyce T. Mann 5 years ago from Bucks County, Pennsylvania USA

      We'll probably postpone our Valentine's Day until this weekend due to my hubby's work schedule. But I love the creative touches to this Valentine's Day menu.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I did this a few years too...we had some wonderful evenings. Now that I have others living in my house, I don't do it. Thanks for sharing.

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      yayas 5 years ago

      This looks like a wonderfully romantic dinner for Valentine's Day and I love the idea of including a Valentine's Day Menu. The perfect touch. Thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      enjoyed seeing this tonight.

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      leeleon 5 years ago

      Nice recipe. Welcome to see my recipe.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Those fig hearts look amazing. Totally wonderful romantic dinner plan. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love your romantic dinner, just perfect for the Valentine's Day.

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      kTerrain1 5 years ago

      Pretty page! Thanks!

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      BeyondRoses 5 years ago

      Delightful presentation, Valentine's Day menu, and veggie poems. Love it!

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      Ann 5 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      wonderful - I've pinned it

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      hlkljgk 5 years ago from Western Mass

      @annieangel1: cool thanks. do you get invites to hand out from your pinterest account?

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      lilymom24 5 years ago

      We don't usually celebrate Valentines Day but we might this year. Nice menu. =)

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      Yummy Lens!

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      GoodinDevelopme 6 years ago

      I love your lens. Thanks for making it!

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      Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Cool idea! I love your lens. Thanks for making it!

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      Yourshowman LM 6 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      Seeking Pearls 6 years ago from Pueblo West

      Your DH is indeed lucky. Loved the Vegetarian Aphrodisiacs & your menu looks oh so yummy. This lens is absolutely beautiful.

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      ed77burns lm 6 years ago

      wow great and cool leans

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      BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      @SoyCandleLover: Oh, and forgot to say lensrolling to Valentine and Fantasy Dinner lenses.

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      BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Fabulous food choices and I love the Veggie Valentines... and I can't forget the truffles. :D

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      slotowngal 7 years ago

      What a fun lens! I love the recipes you've chosen.

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      Alfiesgirl LM 7 years ago

      This lens with it's added "veggie love poems" is brilliant. i married my late husband on valentines day so for that reason i celebrate his life...alone..every valentines day.

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Oh I love romantic dinners at home! This is a fabulous menu!

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      Bellezza-Decor 7 years ago from Canada

      We usually have a romantic Valentine's dinner at home!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Very nice!

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      I loved your dinner menu. We will be going out to both lunch and dinner and just running around town doing whatever we find. We love the unplanned do things as you bump into them kinda' day.

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      seashell2 7 years ago

      The menu looks great, what time did you say dinner was? (ha, kidding) Great lens, romantic dinners are awesome!

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Really interesting lens on vegetarian options. Love your romantic dinner. Have a great Valentine's Day!

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      enslavedbyfaeries 7 years ago

      Wow, who knew there were so many vegetarian aphrodisiacs?! There might even be a few on the list that my "bland, unadventurous vegetarian" husband might like. I hadn't given much thought to Valentine's Day yet, but I found some great ideas here!

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      Carol Goss 7 years ago

      Yummy good stuff. Great lens for vegens

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      Samantha Devereux 7 years ago from Columbia Mo

      What a lovely lens!

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Great idea for a lens.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I was hoping that my hubby would take me out for Valentine's Day but between this great lens and Brenda's Valentine's Aprons, I may have to re-think this and be a good wife for a change. You menu suggestion sounds wonderful