Everybody knows that food and love go together, so bring a little more love into your Valentine’s Day with one of these hand-picked recipes that are perfect for sharing with your special someone.
Red Velvet Crème Brulee
By: Marci Buttars
Crème brulee is an impressive dessert, and this red velvet twist cranks up the wow factor. It looks like a lot of work, but nobody needs to know just how easy it can be in your Instant Pot. Just serve it with a silent smile and bask in the adoration.
By: The Ultimate Instant Pot CB for Two by Janet Zimmerman
Not only do beets taste great with sweet potatoes, but they are also the perfect pair for romance: beets are full of betaine and tryptophan, which make you feel great, while sweet potatoes have long been considered an aphrodisiac (and they’re packed with beta-carotene and vitamin A which are said to help with virility and fertility.
Chili peppers, besides being delicious, also trigger the release of endorphins and adrenaline to help get you in the happy mood. Meanwhile, the honey in the sauce doesn’t just sweeten the pot, it is also considered an aphrodisiac for a good reason: it helps produce testosterone and estrogen, the sex hormones.
Believe it or not, you can still enjoy a romantic dessert that does not include chocolate! Exhibit A: this amazing stewed pear recipe. For a special Valentine boost, top it with basil, a symbol of love since before Cleopatra wooed Marc Anthony.
If you are in the mood to top off your romantic dinner with a chocolate splurge, it doesn’t get much more chocolatey than this luscious cake. As a bonus, it’s also loaded with espresso to keep you up for whatever the rest of the night might bring.
Ever since Lady and the Tramp turned a simple spaghetti noodle into an excuse to kiss, the pasta has been associated with romance. Topped with creamy chicken, this spaghetti dish as a surefire way into your sweetie’s heart.