Still looking for ideas for a romantic Saint Valentine dinner? Look no further than this red themed recipe round-up to prepare a delicious and loving meal.

The only thing I know for sure that is up in the air right now is me! When this post goes live I will be on a 13 hour return flight back from Beijing. Will I have found love in China? I am not going there to look for a true one but the Lantern Festival, February 11th this year,  is China’s equivalent to our Saint Valentine day. And the color red will be everywhere as the color of the New Year and Spring Festival. As red as this gorgeous and sensual recipe round-up!

Saint Valentine recipe round-up

What a way to start a romantic night: the Savory Truffle Mini Taco Shooter is a fun red shot with a kick and a savory chocolate truffle.


This Burnt Eggplant Salad with Green Tahini Dressing is one of my all time favorite salads, just bursting with exotic flavor.

Burnt Eggplant Salad with Green Tahini Dressing

Keep the meal light and healthy with this Fish with a citrus & vanilla gastrique radish salsa, no snoozing after dinner in case you need energy later in the evening.

Fish with a citrus vanilla gastrique radish salsa

One of my post popular cookie posts, these Sweetheart Maple Bacon Shortbread cookies have bacon in them, enough said right? Oh yeah and loads of butter.


This Salara, or Red Coconut Roll sweet bread is stuffed with a delicious red coconut filling. A surprising and sweet bread straight from Guyana.


Instead of spending an arm and a leg on overpriced February 14th theme menus at your favorite restaurants, why not stay home and make a romantic red meal! Cooking brings people together and cooking is a gesture of love.

I’ll be back soon, juts let me get over the jet lag and the 13 hour time zone difference for a few days. Lots of Chinese foodporn on the way!