How about a special Valentine’s Day Menu that’s completely Grain-Free, Gluten-Free and Refined Sugar-Free but still incredibly tasty? Think such a thing doesn’t exist? Read on to find out how you can create a meal that’s delicious and healthy and super impressive…
We’re spending Valentine’s Evening at home this year as we didn’t want to pay the extortionate prices for a set-menu of mediocre food and wine. Our plan is to meet after work and go for a special cocktail somewhere on the way home. Then we’ll head back and cook our own delicious dinner in for the two of us. We can light the fire/watch a movie/drink a really lovely bottle of wine from the case that we bought back from Montalcino this summer. Much nicer than being crammed into a restaurant with 30 other couples all trying to be romantic! Plus this way I know I am going to be eating healthy yet indulgent dishes with no gluten or sugar to make me feel awful the next day. I’ve created this Valentine’s Day Menu with a few options on it so there’s sure to be something for everyone! Perfect for anyone on a Paleo or SCD diet too!
The Valentine’s Day Menu
All good evenings start with a cocktail and I would suggest starting with my Pomegranate Bellini – a great way to set the tone for the evening. Bubbles are always a great way to start the night and this has only natural ingredients in it – no sugary syrups in this cocktail! Just make sure to get a Brut Champagne as that’s the driest, so it won’t have the added sugar – or you could add the syrup to dry white wine instead!
Alternatively, if you fancy something with a bit more of a kick, how about my Mezcal Margarita? It’s smoky, spicy and sharp and the perfect aperitif.Courgette (zucchini) Pizza Bites (top them with your favourite toppings). These feel really decadent without filling you up for the main course. I also love my Prosciutto Wrapped Roasted Asparagus. It’s crunchy and salty and really gets the juices flowing for the next course!