It can be difficult to figure out what to make for Valentine’s Day dinner when you’re vegan but your significant other is an omnivore. In their book The Lusty Vegan Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg tackle the problems of inter-palate partnering with personal narratives, tips, tricks, and delicious recipes that will please just about everyone, not matter what their dietary choice. We’ve put together a list of 5 recipes from The Lusty Vegan that come together perfectly for a romantic Valentine’s Day meal.
5 Recipes for Your Vegan Valentine’s Day Menu
Seitan Kebabs with Sangria Tomato Salad – Marinaded seitan kebabs and a savory sangria-like salad will start your meal out perfectly.
Hearts of Baltimore Crab Cakes – We’ve been told that these vegan crab cakes are “even better than the real thing”, and I’m sure your Valentine would agree.
Cajun Tofu with Dirty Quinoa – This main dish is traditionally made with meat, rice, and herbs. Here it’s stripped down to the main flavors, and the rice has been switched to quinoa for extra protein. It is a flavorful dish guaranteed to satisfy.
Mexican Hot Chocolate-Covered Strawberries – End your meal with this simple dessert. The combination of sweet strawberries, creamy chocolate, and a tiny kick of cayenne creates the ultimate trifecta of deliciousness.
Cloud 9 Pancakes – If you Valentine’s Day dinner happens to extend into Sunday morning, serve your sweetheart these fluffy vegan pancakes for breakfast.
All recipes from The Lusty Vegan by Ayinde Howell and Zoe Eisenberg.