Easy and Delicious Vegan Valentine’s Day Food Ideas

Posted · 7th February 2020

Are you looking to score the ultimate brownie points this year by cooking your own romantic Valentine’s Day meal for a loved one? Maybe you’re looking to pocket even more points by cooking a vegan meal when you wouldn’t usually? Well, look no further! We’ve got you covered. We think the perfect Valentine’s dinner is one that’s easy to make (so that you’re not slaving in the kitchen instead of spending time together), and light (being bloated is never a good Valentine’s look)!

We’ve handpicked a full menu for you, from a starter all the way through to a scrumptious dessert. All relatively easy to prepare, all yummy and all 100% vegan!

Starter: Vegan Tempura Tofu with Ponzu Dipping Sauce

To start, we’ve developed a light and delicate vegan tempura tofu. This is basically the romantic form of something deep fried, so what’s not to love really! Traditionally a Japanese dish, you don’t only have to serve this with Tofu, but you can also add your partners favourite veggies to show them how well you know their tastes!

For the tempura tofu:
1 pack of Cauldron Organic Tofu
125 g plain flour
1 tsp cornflour
1 pinch baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
230 ml ice-cold sparkling water
vegetable oil, for deep frying

For the dipping sauce:
3 tbsp tamari sauce
1 ½ tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp mirin
½ tbsp rice wine vinegar
½ tsp sugar

For the full recipe and cooking method, click here.

Main Course: Vegan Roasted Aubergine & Middle Eastern Falafel Bake

This delicious and flavourful one pan meal embraces all the wonderful flavours of the Middle East. It takes only 10 minutes to prep and 30 to cook, but looks as if you slaved over it for hours, which we think is a massive win if you’re looking to show off a little!

1 pack of Cauldron Middle Eastern Falafels
2 aubergines, sliced into 1cm thick rounds
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
3 garlic cloves, crushed
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper

For the tahini yoghurt:
4 tbsp vegan yoghurt
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp water
Salt and black pepper to taste

To serve:
1 tbsp flaked almonds, toasted
1 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
½ tbsp orange zest
½ tsp sumac

For the full recipe and cooking method, click here.

Dessert: Vegan Gingerbread Cheesecake

Now, we know it’s traditional to serve up some sort of chocolate dessert for Valentine’s day but honestly, you can never go wrong with a cheesecake! Especially this divine gingerbread man cheesecake. This may take you a little longer to cook, so we suggest preparing it the day before! If you want something chocolatey though, we still have you covered, check this out!

For the cheesecake:
1 pack of Cauldron Organic Tofu Block
250g vegan ginger biscuits
70g coconut oil, melted
½ tsp vanilla extract
100g vegan cream cheese
160ml coconut cream
1 tsp agar agar
50g caster sugar
60g stem ginger in syrup, drained (reserve 60ml of the syrup) and chopped

For the gingerbread men:
120g plain flour
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp baking powder
30g vegan margarine
45g soft light brown sugar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp golden syrup

For the ginger syrup:
60ml stem ginger syrup
20 g dark brown soft sugar

For the full recipe and cooking method, click here.


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