Category Archives: V-Day Special

V-Day Special: Lime and Berry Posset

Finally, time for dessert. Something sweet and delicious to finish the evening off.

So this dessert is something I tried with my girlfriend when we went out for dinner one time and it was such a great and refreshing dessert, I had to try it out myself. But I wanted to jazz it up a bit, so I took the classic Posset (Pos-It), a cream based dessert, and added my own twist and extra snazzaroos to it which I will share with you guys below.

This one needs a little prep beforehand as the cream needs to be set in the fridge, so I recommend you do this ahead of time during the day.

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(Prep/Cooking time: 1Hr 30 Minutes, Difficulty Level: 2 – Easy, Cost: ££ – Cheap)

(Suitable for Vegetarians)

Ingredients (Serves 4-5):

  • Double Cream (300ml)
  • Caster Sugar (75g)
  • Fresh Lime
  • Frozen Berries (1 cup)
  • (Optional) Assorted Fresh Fruit

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V-Day Special: Spinach, Walnut and Feta Stuffed Chicken

Okay guys and gals, here’s the second and the main course to my Valentine Day menu. Simple ingredients, easy to make and verily tasty…and it can look somewhat fancy as well, even when it is cheap and easy! ;D

Again, like the starter there is no need for any prep way beforehand and can be done about an hour before din dins. Have fun!

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(Prep/Cooking time: 1 Hr, Difficulty Level: 2 – Easy, Cost: ££ – Cheap)

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Thighs/Breasts
  • Bacon
  • Spinach
  • Feta Cheese/Any other form of soft crumbly cheese
  • Walnuts
  • Garlic (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Egg
  • Potatoes
  • (Optional) Rocket
  • (Optional) Double Cream
  • (Optional) White Wine

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V-Day Special: Minty Pea and Hummus Bruschetta

Valentine’s Day is almost here and what better way to impress you S.O. than to cook a homemade dinner for him/her. Not only does it save you money, but you also get to enjoy some home comforts, such as not having to dress up exceptionally well like you would had you gone out and the both of you are already home to get down and…dare I say…dirty right after dinner.

So, over the next few weeks leading up to V-day, I will be releasing my easy-to-make 3-Course Menu which is cheap, easy and most of all tasty so you can earn those extra brownie points on your special day.

I’m gonna kick off with an incredibly tasty (and actually quite a healthy) starter this week. As usual, very simple and this is something you can whip up 30 minutes before dinner, so no need for any long ass prep way in advance.

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(Preparation/Cooking time: 30 Minutes, Difficulty Level: 2 – Easy)

(Suitable for Vegetarians)

Ingredients:

  • Crusty Bread (Ciabatta, Crusty Roll, etc.)
  • Frozen or Fresh Peas
  • Hummus (Homemade or Shop Bought)
  • Eggs
  • Mint Sauce
  • Onion (Finely Diced)
  • Garlic (Finely Diced)
  • Vinegar

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Warm and gooey Choccy Fondants XP

Everyone loves a bit of chocolate for dessert, so why not make something incredibly luxurious, yet simple. You can also make this to impress that special lady or guy friend of yours.

You can also make this as a valentines treat when the two or you are snuggled up with each other. Dark chocolate is a well know aphrodisiac so I’m sure the evening will get hot after this. ;D

If it isn’t valentines, just make it and enjoy it and savour the luxurious, delicious, warm and gooey chocolate with every spoonful!

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(Preparation/Cooking time: 1 Hour – 1:30 Hours, Difficulty Level: 3 – S’Alright)

(Suitable for Vegetarians)

Ingredients (Makes about 2-3 dependent on size of ramekins):

  • Melted butter (About 1 inch slice off a block or enough to coat your ramekins twice in step 1)
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Dark chocolate (About 2.5 Bars or 250g, Up to you)
  • Solid butter (Small cubelets from 1.5 inch slice off a block)
  • White Sugar (Quarter to a third amount of the chocolate mixture)
  • 3 eggs
  • Sieved Plain Flour (Half the amount of the chocolate mixture)
  • Icing Sugar
  • Vanilla Ice-Cream (Optional)
  • Blueberries (Optional)

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