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This week, it’s Valentine’s recipes! I decided to flip the script this week and put desserts first — why not?! I’ve got your menu covered with appetizer, side, and dinner ideas that you can mix and match with love.
(All recipes 100% plant-based. “WFPB” = Whole-food, plant-based, “GF” = gluten free)
Heart-shaped Churros Coated with Strawberry Sugar from Elephantastic Vegan
A tasty, festive treat with surprisingly simple ingredients makes these churros with chocolate sauce the perfect dessert.
Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies from I Can You Can Vegan
If red foods get you in Valentine’s spirit, these soft and chewy red velvet cookies with white chips will surely do the trick.
Conversation Heart Cookies from Eat Figs, Not Pigs
What’s not to love about these heart cookies, complete with your own sweet messages to share with someone you care about.
Vegan Strawberry Cake with Oatmeal from Orchids + Sweet Tea
This beautiful cake, featuring fresh (or frozen) fruit, is perfect for the strawberry lovers out there.
Appetizers and Sides
Garlic Knots from Vegan Travel Eats
An easy and fan-favorite appetizer made from pizza dough with some red color from a marinara sauce side.
Vegan Appetizer Board | Vegan Mezze from Spoonabilities
The only limit is your imagination with this vegan appetizer board featuring nuts, fruits, vegetables, and anything else your heart desires.
Easy Stuffed Mushrooms from Vegan Blueberry
If you’re feeling a little cheesy, these stuffed mushrooms include vegan parmesan AND cream cheese.
Stuff I love: Heart Cookie Cutter Set
I’m not always one for romantic, heart-shared type stuff. But putting together this edition of the Weekly has done it to me this time, so here we are.
Rainbow Chickpea Salad from Running in a Skirt
You’ll love the colors on this rainbow salad that makes for a hearty side with chickpeas.
Easy Tomato Pasta Soup from ElaVegan
Side or entree, this tomato pasta soup will warm your heart no matter how cold it is outside.
Braised Red Cabbage and Apples with Maple and Thyme from Jessica Levinson
This red recipe adds plenty of color to your plate with a sweet and savory fruit/veggie combo.
Heart-Shaped Pastry with Sweet Piccolo Tomato & Fragrant Basil from Life Without Meat
If you’re loving the heart theme, here’s another fun way to incorporate it with puff pastry and tomato-basil sauce.
Homemade Ravioli Hearts from Bianca Zapatka
Okay, last heart-shaped recipe (I promise!) These ravioli use homemade dough cut into heart shapes and then cooked in minutes on the stove.
Sausage & Spinach Skillet Lasagna from This Savory Vegan
This recipe (and photos) won’t stop making my mouth water. The vegan ricotta on red sauce in a skillet makes for one tasty combination.
Gnocchi Tomato Cream Sauce from Short Girl Tall Order
Something about pasta just feels right for Valentine’s Day. Here’s one more with vegan gnocchi in a simple red sauce you can’t go wrong with.
Enjoying the sweet stuff
Eating sweets and desserts feel like a significant part of enjoying Valentine’s Day. And as you can see, there are plenty of plant-based options for doing just that.
Strawberries, chocolate, and cake — I’ll take all of it! And ingredients like maple syrup is perfect for sweetening up entrees too.