Valentine's Day: the vegan menu from appetizer to dessert

Valentine's Day: the vegan menu from appetizer to dessert

You want to arrange something special for the evening more your ancient city of the year? Do you want to surprise your partner with an original dinner? Here is the Valentine's green menu, based on natural and seasonal products, following the principles ofvegan food. An opportunity to enjoy many tasty and genuine dishes, without losing sight of the animal world and the environment.



Aperitif of passion: only fruit and organic wine

Before dinner, to warm up the atmosphere and make the chat for two more cheerful, we propose a natural alcoholic aperitif, rich in vitamin C and with an intense flavor, to be enjoyed strictly by the light of candle. Put two cocktail glasses in the freezer; then squeeze three oranges and two mandarins, blend two ripe kiwis and put the juice you have obtained in a glass bottle (or a shaker if you have it at home) adding a spoonful of organic cane sugar and a glass of organic white wine. Shake and shake and then add a splash of lemon or lime juice.
At this point, take the glasses from the freezer, turn them upside down and dip them in brown sugar, making sure that the grains stick to the edge of the glass, pour the juice and serve on the table accompanying your cocktail with appetizers *.

Valentine's Day appetizers *: roasted garlic, onions and fried sage leaves

To prepare roasted garlic is very simple: clean carefully four very large wedges and let them cook for a few minutes on the hot plate, until they start to brown; at this point remove them from the heat and season with oil and chilli before serving them on the table. A simple but tasty, vampire-proof aperitif!

To prepare fried onions, or onion rings, all you have to do is tgarlic two thinly sliced ​​white onions, dip them in flour and then in boiling oil until golden.
At this point, you have to drain them and place them on absorbent paper. Salt them before serving them hot!

Finally, the sage leaves. Pour three to four tablespoons of flour, add two tablespoons of water and a pinch of salt, mix everything until you get one homogeneous batter. At this point, dip the sage leaves in this soft batter and then in the boiling oil and let them fry until they are golden brown. Drain and place them on absorbent paper, serve with black olives and capers.

Happy aperitif!


red soup of passion!

Instead of the usual vegetable-based pasta or risotto, for one dinner your ancient city for two we propose one soup made from wheat and legumes, rich in fiber and vitamins.
To achieve it you will need:
- 200 g of red lentils
- 200 g of wheat
- a box of chopped tomatoes
- a pinch of red pepper
- oil

Put the lentils soaking in cold water for about 8-10 hours. After this time you can start preparing your soup.
Pour the wheat in a pot and toast it on the stove with a couple of tablespoons of oil added gradually until absorbed. After a few minutes, add two liters of water and cook for about half an hour on low heat. Then add the lentils and chunks of tomato, a generous pinch of salt e cook for another hour, taking care to mix well from time to time.
At the end of cooking add a pinch of red pepper, a drizzle of raw oil and serve!


Legume soufflé with mashed potatoes and beetroot
As a second course, we have decided to present you a recipe based on legumes, which in line with the principles of veganism, excludes the use of any product of animal origin. Let's see how ...
For this dish you will need:
- 200 g of chickpeas
- 200 g of red beans
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- salt
- pepper or chilli
- a glass of soya milk
- bread crumbs

Let the beans soak for 4-5 hours, then drain and pour them in a saucepan with the chickpeas, add a little salt, the sprig of rosemary and a liter and a half of water.
Fate cook for about 45 minutes and then add the soy milk. Leave finish cooking, let it cool for an hour and then blend everything.
At this point, oil a small baking sheet, line it with breadcrumbsor, taking care that it sticks well to the walls, pour in the soup (which in the meantime will have cooled and thickened; if it is not thick enough, cook it for a few more minutes by removing the lid and letting the water evaporate; then let it cool again) and cook again in the oven for a few minutes.
Once golden in the oven, let the soufflé cool for a few minutes and serve it warm accompanied by a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

For the puré, all you have to do is boil four large potatoes and two red turnips in salted water. When they have become very soft, drain them and mash them with a fork until a homogeneous red colored mixture is obtained. At this point, put the mush on the fire aadding a glass of soy milk, Nnutmeg and a pinch of pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until the milk is completely absorbed. Once this is done, your red puré is ready to be enjoyed!

Red passion salad
For a 100% green Valentine's Day, we offer you a side dish based on natural and red ingredients, to accompany your dish with an extra touch of color and lots of vitamin C.
Slice a large blood orange, a few leaves of radicchio, a red onion and add, oil, salt, balsamic vinegar and a pinch of paprika.
Mix and your red and organic side dish is ready!


Blood orange pudding with dark chocolate drops
We conclude our vegan dinner with a fruit-based dessert. Red of course.
You will need:
- half a liter of blood orange juice
- 5 tablespoons of sugar
- 3 generous spoons of flour
- 2 tablespoons of maraschino
- dark chocolate chips
- chopped hazelnuts
Put in a medium-sized saucepan the flour, sugar and a few tablespoons of juice; mix carefully to avoid the formation of lumps and gradually add all the orange juice gradually.
Put on low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until you see the first signs of boiling. At this point turn off, add the maraschino and when the cream has cooled down, add the chocolate chips, which as our guide toeco-sex teaches, is among the aphrodisiac foods most popular and that can not miss this evening. Pour into two bowls and garnish with chopped hazelnuts.

Now that the dinner menu is in place, you've thought about how lay the table? For this we refer you to suggestions friends of All that remains is to wish you a good one Valentine's day. And as always ... enjoy your meal!

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